Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY

Kelly Lawler

USA TODAY

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Kelly:

What we learned from Amazon's Lorena Bobbitt documentary

Produced by Jordan Peele, Amazon's "Lorena" documentary is an examination of Lorena Bobbitt and her husband, John Wayne Bobbitt, and what happened in the infamous 1990s penis-severing case. → Read More

Review: Netflix’s superheroic ‘Umbrella Academy’ tries a little too hard to be cool

Netflix's new entry in the TV superhero genre is "Umbrella Academy," an offbeat, dark story of a family of damaged superhero siblings starring Ellen Page. But as much as it tries, it can't quite stand out. → Read More

How a desperate text landed Nick Offerman a part in Amazon's 'Good Omens'

Author Neil Gaiman was adapting his and Terry Pratchett's book "Good Omens" into an Amazon series when an actor suddenly had to drop out. So of course he texted the 'Parks and Rec' actor. → Read More

'This Is Us' recap: Welcome to the Pearsons, Uncle Nicky

In this week's episode of "This Is Us," the modern-day Pearson clan deals with meeting Uncle Nick for the first time, and what it means for their memories of Jack. → Read More

'Downton Abbey': Laura Carmichael promises upcoming movie 'turns the volume up'

Laura Carmichael, who played Lady Edith on "Downton Abbey," says she can't say too much about the forthcoming film other than it was "dreamy" to make and it will be worth it for fans. → Read More

Why you shouldn't worry about Kate's pregnancy on 'This Is Us'

Speaking from the set of NBC's hit drama series "This Is Us," Chrissy Metz hinted that there wasn't too much to be worried about when it comes to her character Kate's pregnancy. → Read More

The 5 best modern family sitcoms to binge-watch this weekend

In honor of Netflix's wonderful "One Day at a Time" returning this weekend, we rounded up the five best modern family sitcoms, whether you want to watch with the whole family or just with the adults. → Read More

How 'Big Little Lies' scored a second season — and Meryl Streep, too

"Big Little Lies" was meant to be a limited series for HBO, but stars and producers Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon explain why they brought it back, and new cast member Meryl Streep reveals why she came to TV. → Read More

'The Masked Singer' recap: Who was unmasked this week?

Another celebrity hits the exit in Week 6 of "The Masked Singer." → Read More

'Lethal Weapon' boss: We fixed things after Damon Wayans' 'cry for help'

After Damon Wayans publicly expressed concerns about working on Fox action series "Lethal Weapon," producers changed his schedule to make things manageable. → Read More

'Game of Thrones' Season 8 first look: See photos from final season

See a whole slew of photos from the eighth and final season of HBO's "Game of Thrones," including pictures of Jon Snow, Daenerys, Sansa, Arya and more. → Read More

How Freeform's 'Party of Five' reboot tackles family separation, immigration and politics

Freeform is bringing "Party of Five" back as a story of a Latinx family where the parents are deported. The producers insist it's not inherently political. → Read More

America Ferrera: 48-hour maternity-leave farce on 'Superstore' resonated with moms

America Ferrera's 'Superstore' character had to go back to work 48 hours after giving birth, and the response from moms was overwhelming. → Read More

Review: Not even live, Fox's 'Rent' was more a season of lousy than love

Fox's production of "Rent" was supposed to be a live production with vibrant young voices, instead it was mostly pre-recorded and lackluster. → Read More

The 5 best TV musicals to binge-watch this weekend before 'Rent'

From "Grease Live" to "Jesus Christ Superstar in Concert" to an episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," these are five of the best musical productions ever made for TV. → Read More

'This Is Us' recap: Jack's biggest secret, finally revealed

Spoiler alert! This week's episode of "This Is Us" finally revealed exactly what happened between Jack and his brother Nick in Vietnam. → Read More

Why 'This Is Us' is always going to give you a happy ending

"This Is Us" is known for making audiences cry, but that reputation doesn't specify whether or not the tears are of happiness, sadness, anger or something else. And indeed, as often as the series tries to break our hearts, it always, without fail, ends up healing them instead. → Read More

Teen shows like Netflix's 'Sex Education' can get wildly explicit. But should they?

Netflix’s “Sex Education” is the latest, and most explicit, in a string of streaming shows aimed at teens, with distinctly R-ratings. But is that really the best thing for the shows and their viewers? → Read More

'SNL' pits millennials against baby boomers in hilariously sad game-show sketch

'Saturday Night Live' had fun with the generational divide between millennials and boomers in a game-show sketch featuring host Rachel Brosnahan. → Read More

'SNL' pokes at Trump with shutdown-themed 'Deal or No Deal'

This week's opening sketch on "Saturday Night Live" gave President Trump "Deal or No Deal" options to end the partial government shutdown. → Read More