The Futon Critic (www.thefutoncritic.com) is the web's best television resource. It informs television viewers on breaking news, what's on TV, premiers and finales, ratings, and TV guides, and gives our audience of the most connected and engaged entertainment consumers the resources and tools they want and need. TheFutonCritic.com provides much more than the vast majority of television websites - it features expert columns, exclusive content, web-exclusive stories, show insights, and more.

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Editor Rants and Raves: Our executive-editor, Brian Ford Sullivan, espouses on a variety of happenings on television, and is widely read and quoted. Brian features exclusive interviews with Executive Producers and writers, and a frequent guest expert on TV and radio.

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The Futon Critic Staff
Harold Abrego
Emil Chamie
Alec DeCherney
Matt Fix
George Giziotis
Jim Halterman
Angelique Martinez
Brian Ford Sullivan
Pearl Wang