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Mary McNamara

Columnist

Mary McNamara is a television critic for the Los Angeles Times. A Pulitzer Prize winner in 2015 and finalist for criticism in 2013 and 2014, she has won various awards for criticism and feature writing. She is the author of the Hollywood mysteries “Oscar Season” and “The Starlet.” She lives in La Crescenta with her husband, three children, two dogs and a hamster.

Recent Articles

  • TV picks: 'Mom,' 'New Girl,' 'Outsiders'

    TV picks: 'Mom,' 'New Girl,' 'Outsiders'

    “Mom”—With new shows debuting at a record rate on platforms that didn’t exist 15 minutes ago, it’s easy for critics to get distracted. Scrambling desperately just to keep up, we too often take for granted the established broadcast network series that continue to do terrific work week after week...

  • TruTV's 'Those Who Can't' is a teachable moment in subpar comedy

    TruTV's 'Those Who Can't' is a teachable moment in subpar comedy

    In the new world of television, streaming services now regularly come to the rescue of canceled cable and network shows — Netflix finished off "The Killing" and gave a home to "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." "The Mindy Project" can now be seen on Hulu, etc. But what happens to those shows created...

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