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mae.jpg Mae Abdulbaki, Staff Contributor: Mae regularly covers movies and television and knows way too much about The CW. Mae also writes for Inverse, The Young Folks, and her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Mary Sue, Film School Rejects, and more. She is a member of the Washington, DC Area Film Critics Association, the Alliance of Women Film Journalists and co-hosts two podcasts: Ladies with Gumption and The Middle Geeks. You can follow her on Twitter.

May Calamawy Brings MENA Representation to Marvel's 'Moon Knight'

Sorry, the 'Sex and the City' Revival Cast is Being Paid How Much?

Stream It or Nah: 'Lupin' is a Smart, Captivating Series

'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina's Final Character Deaths Were Senseless

Watching Group Scenes on TV is Weird Right Now

'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist's Season 2 Premiere Gets to the Heart of the Matter

Rumor Has It That Jodie Whittaker is Leaving 'Doctor Who' Soon

January 2021 Streaming Guide: 31 Movies and TV Shows Worth Watching

'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' Season 4 Review: A Chaotic Seasons Ends in Disappointment

Let's Talk About Penelope Featherington's Arc in 'Bridgerton'

Stream It or Nah: 'Tiny Pretty Things' Is a Disaster

'Bridgerton' Review: An Addictive, Entertaining Period Romance That Also Feels Hollow

'His Dark Materials' is Getting a Season 3 for Some Reason

'The Mandalorian' Season 2 Finale Gets Emotional Thanks to Pedro Pascal

Ali Larter Issues a Hollow Apology Following Accusations by 'Heroes' Co-star Leonard Roberts

'One Day at a Time' Showrunner Offers Much-Needed Closure After Second Cancelation

4 Issues Holiday Films Should Rethink

'The Mandalorian's Chapter 15 Shifts Focus to Mayfeld and the Result is Meh

Ellen DeGeneres Has COVID, Says She's 'Feeling Fine'

Your Next Binge Should Be 'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist', a Thoughtful Musical Dramedy

The MCU Enters the Spider-Verse With Alfred Molina's 'Spider-Man 3' Casting

I Care About Boba Fett Now Thanks to 'The Mandalorian'

'Superstore' Deserved Better Than Cancelation

TV News Roundup: 'Lord of the Rings' Cast Keeps Growing, 'Hawkeye' Adds Florence Pugh, and More

Netflix Does the Right Thing by Elliot Page

December 2020 Streaming Guide: 30 Movies and TV Shows to Look Out For

'The Mandalorian's "Chapter 13: The Jedi" Reveals Ahsoka Tano, Baby Yoda's Real Name

'Saved by the Bell' Review: A Charming, Funny, and Relevant Update to the '90s Sitcom

'The Mandalorian's "Chapter 12: The Siege" Gets Sinister with Clones

TV News Roundup: Freddy Krueger Joins 'Stranger Things', Sad News for 'Black Lightning', 'You' Casting

'Supernatural' is Ending and I'm Still Not Ready to Accept It

'Saved by the Bell' Theme Song Gets a Fresh Update and It's Actually Good

'Dash and Lily' Review: The Most Charming Holiday Series You'll Watch This Year

'The Mandalorian' Season 2, Chapter 11: The Frog Reunion Was the Most Adorable Moment

Too Soon? 'Superstore' is Bringing Back Jonah's Ex in Season 6

'Selena' Producer is After the Money, Suing the Late Singer's Family Over Netflix Series

Renewal Roundup: Netflix Says Yes to More 'Emily in Paris' and One Other Show

'The Mandalorian' Season 2, Chapter 10: Spiders, Ice, and Chases Oh My

'Superstore' Said Goodbye to America Ferrera and Completely Soured Amy and Jonah's Relationship

Some Good News: William Jackson Harper Will Woo Someone in HBO Max's 'Love Life' Season 2

November 2020 Streaming Guide: 24 Movies and TV Shows to Watch This Month

'The Mandalorian' Season 2: Timothy Olyphant, Baby Yoda Cooing, and a Very Slow Buildup

'Superstore' Will Probably Break Up Amy and Jonah. Thanks, I Hate It

Surprise! Lark Voorhies Will Be Back as Lisa Turtle in 'Saved by the Bell' Revival

Colin Kaepernick's Mini-Me Has Been Cast in the Limited Series About His Life

From Star Wars to Marvel: Oscar Isaac Could Be Playing Moon Knight in Disney+ Series

Is 'Mindhunter' Done for Good? David Fincher Gives a Bleak Update

'Emily in Paris' Creator is 'Not Sorry' for the Show's Parisian Portrayal

Scott Speedman Will Play a Mysterious, Emotional Man in 'You' Season 3

Get Ready, Jake Gyllenhaal is Reteaming with Denis Villeneuve for HBO Series 'The Son'

'Helstrom' Review: Marvel's Latest Series Fails to Deliver Despite Potential

Original 'Charmed' Stars Were Being Petty About the Reboot and Got Called Out

Shonda Rhimes Has a New Netflix Show and It's Got 'Still Star-Crossed' Vibes

'Swamp Thing' Deserves a Second Chance

Baby Yoda is Even More Precious Than Usual in New 'The Mandalorian' Season 2 Posters

It's Time to Catch Up On 'Snowpiercer' Because Season 2 is Coming Soon

'The Haunting of Bly Manor' Review: A Vivid Exploration of Memory and Sadness

'Supernatural's "Mystery Spot" Will Always Be One of its Best Episodes

After a Long Wait, Netflix's 'Selena: The Series' Finally Has a Trailer and Premiere Date

Netflix Continues Cancelling Spree, Axes 'GLOW' Despite Season 4 Renewal

October 2020 Streaming Guide: 25 Movies and TV Shows to Watch This Month

The Picture Used for 'Ms. Marvel' Casting News Brought Up Issues of Colorism

'Saved by the Bell' Reboot is Premiering Soon and I Still Have Some Questions

Stream It or Nah: 'Julie and the Phantoms' is a Delightful Musical Dramedy

'Harley Quinn' Gave Us the One Romantic Relationship We've Always Wanted

Alia Shawkat is Centering Her Iraqi Identity in a New Amazon Series

An All-Black 'Friends' Cast Reading Prompted 'Living Single' Reminders

How Has 'The Good Place' Never Won a Single Emmy Award?

'Legends of Tomorrow's Caity Lotz Loves Trump Supporters and Thinks You Should, Too

With 'She-Hulk's Casting Set, Will Marvel Ever Have Body Diversity?

'Ellen Show' and 'TMZ' Have Another Thing in Common Beyond Toxic Workplaces

'Ratched' Review: Ryan Murphy Has Mastered Style Over Substance in This Monstrosity

Lifetime is Finally Making a Christmas Movie About a Gay Couple

'Dear White People's Jeremy Tardy Calls Out Netflix and the Fake Allyship of Corporations

Rejoice! The Superior Aunt Viv is Returning for 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' Reunion Special

'The 100' Killed Off a Major Character for a Stupid Reason

Productions are Restarting, What Will TV Shows Look Like Moving Forward?

Freeform's 'Motherland: Fort Salem' Actually Critiques the Military Industrial Complex

'The Boys' Season 2 Review: A Deeper Look at the Power of Corporate Control

'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Season 7 Finally Gave Daisy a Worthy Love Interest

Yes! We're Finally Getting A Women-led Arab American Series With Freeform's 'Ya Bint'

'Batman: Death in the Family' Trailer: Jason Todd's Life (or Death) is in Your Hands

'Ramy' Was Nominated in Two Emmy Award Categories and That's a Huge Deal

'Doom Patrol' is the One Superhero Show You Should Be Watching and Probably Aren't

Why Did 'The Flash's Danielle Panabaker Mass Delete Thousands of Tweets?

'The Flash': Hartley Sawyer and the Consequences of Abhorrent Online Behavior

WTF is Happening with CW's 'Batwoman'? Ruby Rose's Exit, Explained

Why Yes, Bree and Roger are the Most Boring Couple in 'Outlander'

Netflix's 'Gentefied' Tackles Gentrification, Dual Identity, and Change with Heart and Humor

There Was No Good Reason for Brandon Routh's Departure From 'Legends of Tomorrow'

'On My Block' Season 3: We Need to Talk About That Ending Right Now

'On My Block' Season 3 Review: The Netflix Series is Firing on All Cylinders

'To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You': Couples Therapist Backs Team Peter for the Wrong Reasons

With a 'Beauty and the Beast' Prequel in the Works, Disney+ Has an Original Programming Problem

'Batwoman' Stepped Up its Game and is Finally a Good Show

Can 'Superstore' Survive America Ferrera's Departure?

Trailer: Dakota Johnson is Tracee Ellis Ross' Assistant in Music-Themed Comedy 'The High Note'

'The Proud Family' is Getting a Revival Series and It's Headed to Disney+

Damien Chazelle Directs a Star-Studded Cast in Netflix's New Musical Series, 'The Eddy'

The First Trailer for the Animated 'Rumble' is Cute, but Unremarkable

Is Hilary Duff Hinting At the Real Reason Why the 'Lizzie McGuire' Creator Left the Reboot?

Rejoice! Lady Gaga Announces the Release Date of Her New Single

In a Shocking and Abrupt Move, Disney's Bob Iger Will Step Down as CEO

The Parental Purge? 'Riverdale' to Lose Marisol Nichols and Skeet Ulrich After Season 4

Dentist! Chris Evans to Join 'Little Shop of Horrors' Remake Like the Internet Wanted

The 'Friends' Cast is Getting a Reunion Special, Could it BE Any Better?

Yes! Danai Gurira Signs an Overall Deal with ABC Studios

Chris Pratt Shares the 'Crazy' Story of a Couple Found Completely Preserved in Ice

The Live-Action 'Mulan' Gets a PG-13 Rating and It's Not That Big of a Deal

The Internet Figured Out the 'Last Christmas' Ending Twist and Paul Feig Wasn't Thrilled

Finally! Netflix Reveals Premiere Dates for Season 3 of 'On My Block' and 'Elite'

Olivia Wilde to Direct Kerri Strug Biopic 'Perfect', Says it's the 'Best Script' She's Read

'Sonic the Hedgehog' is Expected to Make More than 'Birds of Prey' in its Opening Weekend, What Bullsh*t

'The Personal History of David Copperfield' Trailer is So Charming You'll Die from Smiling So Much

David O. Russell's Latest Film Adds Michael B. Jordan, Who is an Excellent Choice

'The Letter for the King' Trailer: Netflix Finds its Next Fantasy Series and it Stars Andy Serkis

'The Power of the Dog' Adds Kodi Smit-McPhee, Frances Conroy and More in Jane Campion's Netflix Adaptation

Neon Buys Sundance Hit 'Shirley', Starring Elisabeth Moss

WTF is the 'Parasite' HBO Series About? Bong Joon Ho Provides Some Details

Peter Sarsgaard Says 'The Batman' Has 'Raw Power' and That's All We Needed to Hear

Being Called a 'White Woman' isn't the Same Thing as Hate, Heidi Klum

At Long Last, You Can Now Disable Netflix's Autoplay Feature

Trailer: Amazon's 'The Vast of Night' Teases a UFO Sighting

'Birds of Prey' Star on the Film's 'Female Gaze' and Having a 'Functional' Costume

'Superman & Lois's Sons Are Teenagers in CW Series... Hold On, What?

RIP 'Soundtrack' and 'Spinning Out', Netflix Has Failed You Both

'Lilo & Stitch' Live-Action Movie Will Be Released on Disney+

Netflix Wants More Adam Sandler Films Because More Sandler = More Fun Apparently

Surprise! 'Loki' Casts Owen Wilson in Mystery Role

'Til the End of the Line... Or Not: Sebastian Stan Shades 'Endgame' Conclusion for Stucky

'The Circle' but Make it Love: Watch the First Trailer for Netflix's 'Love is Blind'

'The Witcher': Watch Henry Cavill Explain the Details of Geralt of Rivia's Sword

Jenna Ortega Wants Ellie to 'Take Joe and Love Down' in 'You' Season 3

'The Lion King' Live-Action is Now on Disney+ and You'd Be Better Off Watching Something Else

Priyanka Chopra Jonas Rounds Out the Cast of 'Matrix 4' in Undisclosed Role

'Saved by the Bell' Revival: Zack Morris' Son Sounds Just as 'Privileged' as He Was

Paul Bettany Teases 'WandaVision', Says the 'Writing is Extraordinary'

'Shrill' Season 2 Review: The Series is Still Really Good, but It Holds Back

Ahsoka Tano Battles Darth Maul in 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' Trailer

HBO Max Has Ordered an Animated Satire About the Royal Family Called 'The Prince'

The Trailer for AMC's 'Dispatches From Elsewhere' is a Big Mystery

Yikes, 'Hunger Games' Prequel Novel Reveals Former Villain as Its Protagonist

Oscar Isaac Will Star as a Former Superhero in 'The Great Machine'

The 'Schitt's Creek' Cast Prove How Well They Know Each Other on 'Tonight Show'

Taika Waititi Possibly Approached for 'Star Wars' Movie; It's the Best Star Wars News Since Baby Yoda

'Mulan' Director Explains Why the Live-Action Won't Include the Songs and It Makes Sense

Hugh Grant Says it's 'Such a Relief' to Not Play Nice Guys Anymore

Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Richard Madden Will Lead Amazon's 'Citadel' and That's Unexpected

Whoa, 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Had a Ton More Viewers in Season 3

Florence Pugh is Just as Mad as You Are About Greta Gerwig's Oscar Snub

Aidy Bryant's Definitely 'Got This' in the 'Shrill' Season 2 Trailer

The Internet is Not Happy About Justin Chambers' Unexpected Departure from 'Grey's Anatomy'

New 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' Season 3 Trailer Includes a Singing Kiernan Shipka

To No One's Surprise, The CW Renews All of Their Shows That Aren't Already Ending

Melissa McCarthy is Joining Nicole Kidman in 'Nine Perfect Strangers', Bring on the Drama

Joaquin Phoenix Convinced the Golden Globes to Go Vegan Because of Course He Did

Wow, Christian Bale Could Be Joining the Cast of 'Thor: Love and Thunder'

To No One's Surprise, 'Killing Eve' Has Been Renewed for Season 4

Al Pacino and Logan Lerman Punch Nazis in First Trailer for Amazon's 'Hunters'

The 4 Most Shocking Moments from 'You' Season 2

Martin Scorsese Doesn't Care About Seeing 'Joker' and It's 'Fine'

The MCU Could be Getting a Transgender Character 'Very Soon,' Says Kevin Feige

Jason Derulo Fires Back at Critics Panning 'Cats', Calls it an 'Incredible Piece of Art'

The 5 Biggest WTF Moments from 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'

The Most Ridiculous Plots and Moments from 'A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby'

Charlize Theron On Why It's Important to Respect Her Daughter's Pronouns

'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' Casts a Prince of Hell, Bring on Another Love Triangle

First Photo From 'A Quiet Place 2' Teases the Timeline

Michelle Williams Knows She's 'Not Everybody's Favorite' and It's Fine, She 'Still Got Paid'

Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" is Finally No. 1 and It's About Damn Time

Bob Iger Calls Martin Scorsese's Marvel Comments 'Nasty' Because No One Can Criticize Disney, Apparently

Lana Condor and Noah Centineo's Chemistry is Apparent in First Photos From 'To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You'

Disney CEO Would Definitely Buy the James Bond Franchise... in a Fantasy World Anyway

'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Gets a Season 4, Bring on More Fabulous Hats

John Boyega Felt a 'Bit Iffy' About 'The Last Jedi' and That's Fine

'Dolittle': Robert Downey Jr. Auditions a Polar Bear for 'Meet the Parents' and it's Nonsense

Jesse Plemons' Mustache Distracts in Final Trailer for 'Antlers'

It's True, Pedro Pascal Wasn't Even in Episode 4 of 'The Mandalorian'

Beyoncé on Her Grammy Snub and Why 'Being Number One' Is No Longer a 'Priority'

The 'Birds of Prey' Slay in Fantabulous New Posters

The Final Cut of 'Cats' Made Ian McKellen a Cat Lover and He Needed to Share

Will Smith Reacts to Mena Massoud's Audition Comments and the Response is Disappointing

Tom Holland 'Saved Spider-Man' While Drunk and Sobbing and it's Adorable

'America's Got Talent' Update: Gabrielle Union Had a 'Lengthy' and 'Productive' Meeting With NBC

New York Film Critics Circle Awards Lupita Nyong'o Best Actress Award and It's Well-Deserved

Mena Massoud Couldn't Land An Audition After 'Aladdin', Hollywood Racism is to Blame

Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch and More Sizzle in 'No Time to Die' Posters

Pete Davidson is Making People Sign $1 Million NDAs and That's a Big Problem

'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' to Explore the Origins of Finn & Co., but Not Rose

Why 'The Spirit of Christmas' is the Best Romantic Holiday Film

'Frozen 2' Star Evan Rachel Wood Thinks Mulan Has 'Bi-Energy' and It's Exhausting

Scarlett Johansson Says She 'Mishandled' 'Rub & Tug' Controversy, but Not Anything Else

Is Christmas Ruined? Baby Yoda Toys Won't Be Available Until 2020

The Snyder Cut Probably Doesn't Exist, According to 'Justice League' Composer

'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Script Ended Up on eBay and it Pissed Off J.J. Abrams

The CW Adds Yet Another White-Led Superhero Show to Line-up

Trailer: 'Emma' is Proof That Jane Austen Adaptations Don't Grow Old

Awards Season Just Got Furrier Because 'Cats' is Now Eligible for the Golden Globes

'Harry Potter' Star Rupert Grint Spills the Beans on Co-Stars, Says There Were 'Sparks'

Bong Joon-ho Won't Direct a Superhero Movie Because... He Hates Tight Clothes

The Last Live-Action Marvel Show Under Jeph Loeb Was Cancelled and That's a Problem

Ryan Murphy Wants Ten More Seasons of 'American Horror Story,' Cue the Tears

Robert Pattinson Says Method Acting is Only for Assholes

Why Are 'Avengers: Endgame' Directors Producing a Marvel vs. DC Docuseries?

'Veronica Mars' Isn't Getting a Season 5 Right Now and That's Fine, Really

The Whole Deleted 'Avengers: Endgame' Scene on Disney+ Was Kinda Pointless

'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Will be More 'Daring,' According to J.J. Abrams

Joe is Back! 'You' Season 2 Gets Premiere Date and Creepy New Poster

The CW Finally Sets a Premiere Date for the 'Riverdale' Musical Spinoff 'Katy Keene'

Alert! Jordan Peele is Finally Releasing an Annotated Version of His 'Get Out' Script

'Avengers: Endgame': Disney Updates Oscar Submission to Include Robert Downey Jr.

Trailer: 'The Knight Before Christmas' Brings Yuletide Cheer Wrapped in a Time Travel Romance

Winona Ryder and Sean Astin Can't Keep it Together in the 'Stranger Things' Season 2 Gag Reel

'The Batman' Cast May Be Too Sexy for its Own Good

Emma Watson isn't Single, She's 'Self-Partnered' and That's a Whole Lot Better

Yes, 'Fantastic Beasts 3' is Still Happening, Please Send Help

Jennifer Aniston Can't Remember Certain 'Friends' Facts, but Julie Andrews Remembers the Most Important One

'Supernatural' Star Jared Padalecki Sends Love to Fans After Arrest, but Doesn't Actually Apologize