| Aug 25, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will be Monday beginning at 5 p.m. Pacific on NBC and the evening will answer a number of intriguing questions. Will "Modern Family" win its fifth straight Emmy for comedy series, tying "Frasier's" record in the process?...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 8:55 AM
Join Los Angeles Times television critic Mary McNamara, awards columnist Glenn Whipp and staff writer Yvonne Villarreal for a post-Emmys live chat on Tuesday at noon PDT.
They'll be sharing their thoughts on Monday evening's winners and ... well ......
| May 28, 2014
| 6:30 AM
It was not a pretty sight. Staggering through the exit turnstiles of California Adventure, I was stricken with the sort of randomly anxious thoughts I have not experienced since my hardest drinking days.
If cotton candy is green and slightly tangy...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Across the land, a great keening has arisen for the large number of main characters recently killed off on shows as disparate as "The Walking Dead," "Scandal" and "Game of Thrones." How ruthless have we become, the hand-wringers wail, how reckless and...
| May 15, 2014
| 5:30 AM
With new content providers blooming like tomato plants in June and more new shows than anyone can reasonably watch, the television awards season offers a brutal winnowing process. Only a handful of programs that premiered this qualifying year are likely...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 7:14 AM
After the coffee. Before remembering to smile. Well, it's worth a shot!
The Skinny: Are the Dodgers ever going to lose? Serves me right for turning the game off when the Mets were up 4-0 and watching "Scarface" on AMC. Thursday's headlines include a...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 7:26 AM
After the coffee. Before cleaning my desk off for vacation.
The Skinny: Either I'm starting to lose it, or my digital video recorder has stopped listening to me. It was supposed to record the Fox Sports 1 show "Crowd Goes Wild" and "Breaking Bad" and,...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 11:54 AM
The early reviews are in for the first day of programming on Al Jazeera America.
If there's a consensus, it's that the new network, which has pitched for months itself as an unbiased alternative to opinionated and sensationalized cable news shows in the...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 1:58 PM
We're slouching toward this year's Emmys, and the most talked-about show on air is AMC's "Breaking Bad," which is entering the second half of its final season.
The show that turned the antihero model on its head -- Bryan Cranston's Walter White is...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 7:18 AM
After the coffee. Before the New York Times comes back online.
The Skinny: Anyone reading "Gone Girl"? I'm apparently late to the psychopathic party. Another reading recommendation: A deep interview with Paul DePodesta, of "Moneyball" fame, on the...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 7:13 AM
After the coffee. Before acting surprised at the welcome-back party awaiting me in the office.
The Skinny: It was so nice of CBS and Time Warner Cable to wait until I was back in town to resolve their distribution dispute. Too bad they had to ruin the...