Kayla Hawkins
Kayla Hawkins is a TV writer for Bustle and The Tracking Board, a gray sweatshirt enthusiast, and a recent TV writing graduate from NYU. She misses bagels and really thinks you should watch Bob's Burgers.

Latest Articles

'The Murder Of Laci Peterson' Tells All Sides Of The Story

While true crime has reached critical mass (you can tell because there's a thoughtful, satirical spoof of the genre trappings, American Vandal, making the rounds on Netflix right now), audiences' increased appetite for murder mysteries means more rec…
By Kayla Hawkins

How A Contract Dispute Could Affect The Future Of ‘Being Mary Jane’

BET's Being Mary Jane always brings shocking cliffhangers and the most thrilling twists, but behind the scenes, there's been a fair amount of drama as well. Will Being Mary Jane return for Season 5? Well, the season timeline is a little off right now…
By Kayla Hawkins

‘Marlon’s Unconventional TV Dad Has So Much More To Learn

Even in the modern television industry, when shows premiere throughout the year, there's something a little unexpected about a successful summer network sitcom debut. NBC's Marlon airs its Season 1 finale on Sept. 13, but will Marlon return for Seaso…
By Kayla Hawkins

James Fitzgerald's Books About The Unabomber Give A Fascinating Look Inside The Case

Serial killers may be entertaining fodder for television, but for the real people charged with hunting them down, it's a serious undertaking. Discovery miniseries Manhunt: Unabomber dramatizes how the FBI's Jim Fitzgerald worked for years to find the…
By Kayla Hawkins

The Busbys Don’t Need ‘OutDaughtered’ Season 4 To Keep Them Busy

TLC has turned confessional reality TV shows about big families into major trend, and OutDaughtered is the perfect mix of all the best elements in that genre. Will OutDaughtered return for Season 4? It has an absurdly challenging parenting situation,…
By Kayla Hawkins

‘Top Of The Lake’ May Have To Continue Without Elisabeth Moss

The return of the event miniseries has yielded a new class of prestige shows with defined endings and uncertain futures. When Top Of The Lake Season 1 ended in 2013, a four-year hiatus ensued. If Top Of The Lake returns for Season 3, a similar wait c…
By Kayla Hawkins

These Are The Major Signs That Raven & Adam Are Still Together After 'Bachelor In Paradise'

Who would have thought at the beginning of Bachelor in Paradise Season 4 that Adam Gottschalk, one of the least interesting men in Rachel Lindsay's low-drama cast, would be the one to sweep Raven Gates, Nick Viall's runner-up, off her feet. But that'…
By Kayla Hawkins

Derek & Taylor Dish About Whether They'll Move In Together After 'Bachelor In Paradise'

It was subtle and received barely any screentime, but Derek Peth and Taylor Nolan have slowly built a real relationship over the course of Bachelor in Paradise Season 4 that really feels like it could potentially last, like Tanner Tolbert and Jade Ro…
By Kayla Hawkins

Amanda Saw A Different Robby After ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Ended

Bachelor in Paradise Season 4 was tragic, in that it turned what's usually such a fun summer trifle into a bummer of a season that might make you second-guess whether finding love on a reality TV franchise ever works. And there's some more unfortunat…
By Kayla Hawkins

Kristina May Be Softening Towards Dean After His ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Apology Tour

When Kristina Schulman left the fourth season of Bachelor in Paradise because Dean Unglert decided to pursue a connection with Danielle Lombard, it was one of the most tragic moments in the show's history. But are Dean and Kristina back together afte…
By Kayla Hawkins

Of Course, The ‘Meet The Putmans’ Crew Has A Family Business

TLC's 19 Kids... and Counting introduced audiences to the Duggars and new reality genre: giant families. That show may be over, but TLC viewers still have an appetite for big broods: hence the Sept. 11 premiere of Meet the Putmans, a new series about…
By Kayla Hawkins

11 Times 'Bachelor In Paradise' Was Beyond Frustrating & That's Not Even Including The Shutdown Drama

There's been a lot of talk about Bachelor in Paradise this season, especially after the production shutdown had people weighing in on the show before the season even began. (As a reminder, a producer raised concerns about alleged sexual misconduct be…
By Kayla Hawkins

Candy From 'The Deuce' Will Make You Re-Evaluate Everything You Know About Sex Workers

The Deuce creates a portrait of 1970s New York City that feels so gritty and realistic that you can almost see the places where the creators lifted directly from history. And HBO's latest drama has some pretty impressive names involved. Maggie Gyllen…
By Kayla Hawkins

Why Watching 'The Deuce' Feels Like Traveling Back In Time

While watching HBO's The Deuce, the show is so dedicatedly unglamorous — even when movie stars like James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal walk onscreen — that it almost feels like traveling back in time. But is The Deuce based on a true story? The answe…
By Kayla Hawkins

‘One Mississippi’ Calls Out An Attempt To Rebrand MLK Day

The second season of Amazon Original series One Mississippi embraces the absurd when it comes to the show's humor, but it also incorporates commentary about real issues. In the Season 2 premiere episode, One Mississippi features "Great Americans Day,…
By Kayla Hawkins

Tig Notaro Has "A Million Stories To Tell" If 'One Mississippi' Continues

Tig Notaro's One Mississippi is as unique in the wave of comedian-driven half hour shows as Tig Notaro is unique among comedians, and the charming, low-key series manages to bring up serious topics without feeling too dense. But there is one problem …
By Kayla Hawkins

Jen Howell From 'Below Deck' May Love Yachts Even More Than The Guests On Board

Meeting the new crew members on Below Deck is always an exciting part of each seafaring season. Will they be consummate professionals at the top of their game, or pranksters more interested in bellyaching and hanging out than pulling late nights and …
By Kayla Hawkins

Bruno From 'Below Deck' Lives A Shirt-Free Life & Fans Won't Be Complaining

Summer may be ending in the United States, but on Bravo, it's time to hit the seas with the fifth season of Below Deck. And if you've seen the trailers for the new season, you might be wondering who Bruno on Below Deck is, along with the rest of the …
By Kayla Hawkins

This 'Below Deck' Star Teases That Season 5 Has The "Most Eccentric Crew Yet"

A new season of Below Deck is upon us, and it promises to be another entertaining adventure on the high seas, with a lot of new people joining the cast to form a crew that's an interesting mix of experienced and totally green. Brand new stew Brianna …
By Kayla Hawkins

Why Her ‘AHS: Cult’ Role Is A Dream Come True For Emma Roberts

Even though Season 7 of American Horror Story premieres on Sept. 5, details on the new season remain few and far between. There haven't even been many trailers released for AHS: Cult, but a few members of the cast have confirmed their roles in either…
By Kayla Hawkins