December 8, 2016


The 20 Best New TV Shows of 2016

#1'United Shades of America'

List is not ranked.

The self-described sociopolitical comedian and dad, also the host of the tragically ill-fated talk show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, launched an important new CNN series. In hourlong shows that play, per Bell, like No Reservations episodes about racism instead of chow, Bell spends time with the Ku Klux Klan, with East L.A.’s Latino community, in San Quentin prison, in Alaska and beyond, prodding at the central issues of our fractured nation. As the indispensable voice told Fuse, it's full of precious moments of "people laughing together who are reaching across the aisle with each other." And Season 2's coming with eight episodes, importantly debuting months after Donald Trump goes full POTUS on our asses.Zach Dionne

Listen to Bell on Back of the Class at the 37:40 mark below:

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