Maybe Jack Nicholson was wrong. We can handle the truth.
Theologians and other thinkers have described God in several ways over the centuries. God is a stern father. He's a mechanistic prime mover. He's a watchmaker. And, most recently, in the NBC sitcom The Good Place, God is a television showrunner.
David Letterman has lined up former president Barack Obama to be his first guest when he returns to a TV talk show later this month.
Winter is a time for sweaters, hot drinks and adding new TV shows to our never-ending lists. Just kidding. We know it's Florida, and we won't be snowed in. But let us live. We have a lot of TV to watch.
It's the annual antidote to burly football players running into each other. Fluffy puppers stumbling into each other!
Alex Trebek's no-nonsense tone is something of his trademark. The "Jeopardy!" host has employed it in more than 6,800 episodes of the game show, doling out kind rebukes and droll affirmations to players.
The options on TV runneth over these days, and fewer options would weed out time-wasters. These unoriginal shows coming to your tube this season have some work to do.
The Crown and Downton Abbey prove this niche drama has wide appeal. These three shows debuting in the coming months will sop up some of the hungry period drama fan base.
The Alienist (TNT)
10 p.m., Jan. 22
When cherished shows end, it's sad to say goodbye, but there's hope the actors will get recast in something just as great. This season, some of our favorite faces (hi, Joan from Mad Men!) are back on our screens.
Good Girls (NBC)
10 p.m., Feb. 26
What's old is still old again. TV execs are obsessed with bringing back beloved characters, and the new winter TV offerings are no exception. Welcome back these familiar faces this season.
8 p.m., March 27