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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

  • 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...

  • Once a week is not enough for Samantha Bee's 'Full Frontal'

    Once a week is not enough for Samantha Bee's 'Full Frontal'

    If Samantha Bee’s game plan for “Full Frontal,” her new TBS late-night show that debuted Monday night, was to leave the audience wanting more, she certainly succeeded. One minute she was there taking down presidential candidates like Calamity Jane at a Frontierland shooting gallery, and then she...

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