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  • Emmys 2014: Join The Times' Mary McNamara, Glenn Whipp for a preview

    Emmys 2014: Join The Times' Mary McNamara, Glenn Whipp for a preview
    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?...
  • Emmys 2014: Let's discuss who won, who lost and everything in between

    Emmys 2014: Let's discuss who won, who lost and everything in between
    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 ......
  • 24 hours in Disneyland? So long, happy place

     24 hours in Disneyland? So long, happy place
    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...
  • Review: Matthew's death may inject some life into 'Downton Abbey'

    Review: Matthew's death may inject some life into 'Downton Abbey'
    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...
  • 'True Detective,' 'Fargo,' 'Silicon Valley' among Emmy up-and-comers

     'True Detective,' 'Fargo,' 'Silicon Valley' among Emmy up-and-comers
    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...
  • Al Jazeera America preps launch, 'The Butler' had lots of help

    Al Jazeera America preps launch, 'The Butler' had lots of help
    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...
  • Al Jazeera America sues AT&T! Judge Judy rakes in the bucks

    Al Jazeera America sues AT&T! Judge Judy rakes in the bucks
    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,...
  • Al Jazeera America's debut underwhelms television critics

    Al Jazeera America's debut underwhelms television critics
    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...
  • Talking TV: 'Breaking Bad' has got it good [Video]

    Talking TV: 'Breaking Bad' has got it good [Video]
    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...
  • New York Times website hacked; Peacock Productions bites back

    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...
  • CBS and Time Warner Cable make peace! Summer box-office recap.

    CBS and Time Warner Cable make peace! Summer box-office recap.
    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...