Jeff Pfeiffer

Jeff Pfeiffer has spent four decades watching, enjoying and thinking about TV and movies, with some of his earliest favorite series being reruns of the 1960s Spider-Man cartoon, as well as Japanese imports like Ultra Man. He still enjoys the simple guilty pleasures of some comic-book and sci-fi series, but also appreciates the complexity of the storytelling that dominates today’s golden age of TV. Jeff has put his critical eye —and his openness toward countless genres, from lowbrow to highbrow— to work unraveling those complexities over 17 years of entertainment journalism, including countless reviews and interviews for both print and web, at Channel Guide and TV Insider.

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'Woody the Woodpecker'

‘Woody Woodpecker and Friends’ Join MeTV’s Cartoon Lineup

Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds in 'Singin in the rain'

TCM’s ‘Summer Under the Stars’ Celebrates Debbie Reynolds, Paul Newman & More

‘M*A*S*H’ 50th Anniversary: Specials & Marathons Celebrate the Classic Series

‘M*A*S*H’ at 50: Jamie Farr Introduces His Favorite Episodes in MeTV’s ‘Best by Farr’

Edge of the Unknown With Jimmy Chin
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‘Edge of the Unknown With Jimmy Chin’ Examines the Real Stakes of Adventure Athletes (VIDEO)

Jeopardy Alex Trebek Host

‘Jeopardy!’ Flashback Quiz!


Court TV to Air Historic Supreme Court Arguments Live


CMT Special to Remember Kenny Rogers


‘The Twilight Zone’ New Year’s Marathons 2019-2020: A Full Episode Guide

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CBS All Access Casts Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgard & More in ‘The Stand’

Tribeca TV: Younger - 2019 Tribeca Film Festival

‘Younger’s Nico Tortorella to Star in Third ‘Walking Dead’ Series for AMC


ABC Announces ‘The Little Mermaid Live!’ Musical & a Return to Limited Event Series

Woody Harrelson & Marisa Tomei in the 'Live in Front of a Studio Audience' special

ABC & Jimmy Kimmel Planning 2 New ‘Live in Front of a Studio Audience’ Specials

The Man Who Fell to Earth - David Bowie & Rip Torn

CBS All Access Orders Series Based on ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’


‘Pearson’s Gina Torres on ‘Bending and Blurring the Line’ in the Edgy ‘Suits’ Spinoff

La Reina del Sur, Season 2, Kate del Castillo

Kate del Castillo on the Return of Telemundo’s ‘La Reina del Sur’

The Ten Commandments

When Is ‘The Ten Commandments’ on TV This Easter 2019?


Forest Whitaker Is the ‘Godfather of Harlem’ in First Teaser for the New EPIX Drama (VIDEO)


Hey, Hey! ‘The Monkees’ Is Joining MeTV’s Sunday Lineup

Retta in Good Girls - Season 2

‘It’s a Tough Go for Them’: Retta on Ruby & Stan’s Status in ‘Good Girls’ Season 2


Wanna Play? Syfy Is Developing a ‘Chucky’ Series

Michelle Yeoh - Discovery

CBS All Access Developing Michelle Yeoh-Led ‘Star Trek’ Spinoff Series


Syfy’s 2018 ‘Twilight Zone’ New Year’s Marathon: The Complete Episode Lineup


Andy Samberg’s Jake Lives out a ‘Die Hard’ Fantasy in ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Season 6 Trailers (VIDEO)

Steve Buscemi in Miracle Workers

Steve Buscemi Is a Pretty Disengaged God (and Daniel Radcliffe’s Boss) in ‘Miracle Workers’ (VIDEO)


‘Family Guy’: Peter Helps Chris Get a Grip on Mowing the Lawn (VIDEO)

Celebrities Visit Build - September 17, 2018

Sanaa Lathan Joins Jordan Peele’s ‘Twilight Zone’ Revival

Burt Reynolds in an early 1960s publicity shot for Gunsmoke

TV Networks Remember Burt Reynolds With Programming Tributes

Aretha Franklin on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 1999

TV Networks Remember Aretha Franklin With Programming Tributes

Liev Schreiber wearing a Yankees cap in Ray Donovan - Season 6

Showtime Sets ‘Ray Donovan’ Return, Expands ‘Shameless,’ Announces End of ‘Homeland’

100 Code - Dominic Monaghan

‘100 Code’: Get a Sneak Peek at the Thrilling Finale of the WGN America Series (VIDEO)


TCM to Remember Tab Hunter With Film Marathon

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Emmy Nominations 2018: First Impressions, Trends, Snubs & Other Takeaways


FX Networks Fall 2018 Premiere Dates: ‘Mayans M.C.’ Debuts & ‘American Horror Story’ Returns


The ‘Star Trek’ TV Franchise Is Expanding at CBS Studios


‘Lucifer’ Lives! Netflix Revives Series for Season 4


J.K. Rowling’s ‘C.B. Strike’: Tom Burke & Holliday Grainger on How It’s More Than a Crime Drama

WWE SmackDown

Is ‘SmackDown’ Moving From USA to Fox? What This Could Mean for the WWE


WATCH: Jon Cryer Gets Stunning Info About a Relative on ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’


Tim Allen’s ‘Last Man Standing’ to Return on Fox for the 2018-2019 Season

Marvel's The Punisher

‘Smallville’ Alum Annette O’Toole Joins Netflix’s ‘The Punisher’ Season 2

The Big Bang Theory - Jim Parsons, Mayim Bialik

‘Big Bang Theory’: Sneak Peek at Sheldon & Amy’s Star-Studded Wedding (PHOTOS)


WATCH: New Villain Bushmaster Puts the Hurt on ‘Luke Cage’ in Season 2 Trailer

The Goldbergs - Cast

The Schwartz Is With ‘The Goldbergs’ as the Comedy Salutes ‘Spaceballs’ (PHOTOS)

Tribeca Talks: Ed Burns with Mike Vaccaro - 2018 Tribeca Film Festival

Pico Alexander and Jon Rudnitsky Cast in Hulu’s ‘Catch-22’


DC Names Streaming Service DC Universe, Reveals Live-Action ‘Swamp Thing’ Series

Castle Rock - Sissy Spacek

Hulu’s Stephen King Series ‘Castle Rock’ Gets Premiere Date, New Teaser

Forest Whitaker attends the premiere of 'Black Panther'

EPIX Orders Forest Whitaker Series ‘Godfather of Harlem’


Following Arrest of Suspect, TV Documentaries Revisit Case of the Golden State Killer


Check out the Stars Who Are Going Undercover in ‘Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition’ (PHOTOS)


Amazon Greenlights ‘Jack Ryan’ Season 2 Ahead of Series Premiere This Summer

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‘Westworld’ Creators to Adapt William Gibson’s ‘The Peripheral’ for Amazon


FX Strikes a ‘Pose’ — Ryan Murphy Dance Musical Series Gets Premiere


First Look: ‘Superstore’ Star Ben Feldman Directs His First Episode (PHOTOS)


Shaquille O’Neal Suits up for Shark Week 2018 in Discovery’s First Promo (VIDEO)


First Look at Fox’s ‘Beat Shazam’ Season 2 Promo With Host Jamie Foxx

Charlton Heston as Moses in The Ten Commandments

When Is ‘The Ten Commandments’ on TV This Easter 2018?


Sneak Peek at Chris Hardwick & More Stars in NBC’s ‘Red Nose Day Special’ 2018

Juan, Tony and Tarzan are the unique real-life characters whose exploits are chronicled in the true-crime documentary Operation Odessa

SXSW Documentary Hit ‘Operation Odessa’ to Debut on Showtime (VIDEO)

Mary Steenburgen and Will Forte in the 'Se–nor Clean' episode of The Last Man on Earth

‘Last Man on Earth’: Tandy Explains That ‘Hamilton’-Themed Execution (VIDEO)


What’s New at ‘The Zoo’? Sneak Peek at the ‘Bears Will Be Bears’ Episode (VIDEO)

Westworld Season 2 image

‘Westworld’ Season 2: HBO Unveils New Promotional Poster

King Lear - Anthony Hopkins and Florence Pugh

First Look at Anthony Hopkins as ‘King Lear’ in Amazon and BBC’s New Movie

Christina Tosi eyes a tasty-looking creation in Chef's Table: Pastry

Netflix Whips up a Batch of Controversy With Male-Dominated ‘Chef’s Table: Pastry’


It’s a Beautiful Day for the Mister Rogers Doc ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ (VIDEO)


‘Family Guy’ Addresses Stewie’s Sexuality and Reveals His ‘Real’ Voice (VIDEO)