Over the last decade, social media has had a profound influence on how these shows engage audiences and share content. In a world where viral videos now dominate water cooler conversations, late-night shows must compete for attention with the entirety of the Internet.
The Nightly Show allows Wilmore to dig deeper into these issues while also expanding his scope beyond just race. Each episode focuses on a single topic. An introductory segment is followed by a panel discussion featuring a mix of comedians and experts representing opposing sides of the issue. The format will be familiar to fans of Real Time with Bill Maher, though without the alienating smugness that often makes Maher so difficult to stomach.
With the 2014 television season behind us, it’s now time to look ahead to what we’ll be watching in 2015. list. So set your DVR, update your queue, steal your parents’ HBO Go password, and get ready for The TPC’s 2015 TV Preview.
• To commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I, The Atlantic is featuring a weekly series of photo essays. This week’s installment: technology. (theatlintic.com) • Mother Jones sits down with comedian and musician Reggie Watts. (motherjones.com) • Adam K. Raymond gives a pretty thorough breakdown of just why the hell The Big Bang Theory is the…