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Tube Talk: Top Television of 2017

Dec 21, 2017

left to right, Yvonne Orji, Issa Rae, Amanda Seales, Natasha Rothwell, cast members of the Issa Rae created HBO show Insecure.

It’s Tube Talk on Midday. Nostalgia seems to be in on the small screen. Remakes of One Day at a Time and She’s Gotta Have It on Netflix are gaining popularity with younger audiences. But do television reboots and remakes, really work? Plus, which shows are sidelined, and which ones are continuing in the wake of the sexual misconduct scandal rocking Hollywood? And, black actors make up 20 percent of TV series regulars, so why are fewer than 5 percent of TV writers, black?   

Bridget Armstrong is a producer for Midday. Jamyla Krempel is a digital producer for WYPR. They join Tom to discuss the television highs and lows of 2017. 

Jamyla's Top 3 of 2017

​Bridget's Top 3 of 2017

Looking for shows to binge over the holiday break? Check out these suggestions.

Returning in 2018

  • Atlanta (FX). After being on hiatus for all of 2017, Atlanta will return to FX in 2018. 
  • UnReal (Lifetime) UnReal returns after a long hiatus on February 26, 2018. 
  • Westworld (HBO) The 2016 breakout hit will return in Spring of 2018.
  • Rupaul's Drag Race: All Stars (VH1, LOGO): The third season of All Stars premieres January 25, 2018. 
  • Rosanne (ABC): The reboot will premiere on March 27, 2018. The series finale aired more than 20 years ago in 1997.
  • Grown-ish (Freeform) The Black-ish (ABC) spinoff premiers on January 3, 2018.