Allen Ludden

TV Picks: '@midnight,' 'Cosmos' times two

TV Picks: '@midnight,' 'Cosmos' times two

"@midnight" (Comedy Central, weeknights Monday through Thursday). Busy Chris Hardwick, the alt-Allen Ludden (I might have said "indie Gene Rayburn" or "left-field Dick Clark" just as well), hosts this late-night comedy game show with a social media theme. It's one of those series, in the long tradition of "Information Please," "My Word," "The Match Game" and "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" and Stephen Fry's "QI" (as critic-picked this week by Mary McNamara) whose main purpose is the display of celebrity wit. (Points, which are somewhat beside the point, are awarded largely at the discretion of the...