| Jun 6, 2013
| 4:31 PM
It's officially almost summer, which means basic cable is ascendant. Between them, USA, TNT and ABC Family own the summer, with a host of new and returning shows. Here are a couple to look out for this week:
"Burn Notice." If there were an Emmy for most...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:32 PM
Kerry Washington is undeniably one of the hottest actresses in Hollywood.
But with her upcoming hosting gig on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend, could she also be called a sellout?
Washington, the star of ABC's sizzling "Scandal," has made headlines...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Sunday night's BET Awards, telecast from the Nokia Theatre in downtown L.A., were by far the most tweeted-about event of the week, according to rankings from Nielsen's SocialGuide, which measures Twitter TV activity.
The 12-year-old award show's...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 11:18 AM
My 14-year-old daughter, Sophie, loves “Pretty Little Liars.” Both the novels by Sara Shepard and the ABC Family show that’s based on them. She follows it all, tracking differences in how the stories unfold, discussing it with her...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Most comedy writers prefer the confines of the set, or at least the city, for reasons both fiscal and creative. A crucible cooks up laughs as quickly as it heats up drama.
But there is no reason why an hour-long coming-of-age comedy shouldn't be set...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 2:34 PM
VH1's "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" topped the list of most Tweeted-about TV shows for the first week of July, creating more buzz than rival reality shows "The Bachelorette" and "Big Brother."
The episode "Mistake at the Lake," which focused on a wild...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 12:39 PM
"Sharknado," Syfy's made-for-TV movie about a swirling cyclone of ocean predators, did indeed take Twitter by storm, according to the latest rankings of the week's most, er, chewed-over topics on social media.
SocialGuide, a Nielsen division that...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 2:43 PM
Disney's ABC Family has coproduced a three-part Web series promoting contraceptive use among sexually active young adults, which it plans to make available online after it airs a forthcoming episode of its comedy series "Baby Daddy."
The July 31...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 7:25 PM
I am a fan of the TV series "Bunheads," about three (unrelated) generations of women and a small-town dance school, whose first season ran from last June 2012 to February 2013 on ABC Family and whose subsequent fate has still not been pronounced, to the...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 12:49 PM
You just knew that when the SyFy's channel’s epically awesome “Sharknado” went viral (killer tornados filled with sharks… Yes) that there would be a South Florida connection.
So it comes as no surprise that the bikini-ed and...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Univision's "Premios Juventud" youth awards show -- featuring an opening performance by Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull that concluded with an unexpected dip in an on-stage swimming pool -- was the most buzzed about show on television last week, according to...