| Jul 15, 2011
Looking over the Emmy nominations announced Thursday morning, you'd almost think that the TV academy was honoring two separate industries. For drama and made-for-TV movies and miniseries, it's HBO and its basic-cable cousins. For everything else, it's...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 6:50 AM
The most towering figure in Hollywood history wore ill-fitting clothes, including shoes several sizes too big, and never said a word. Beginning Saturday, he'll be spending a year at Baltimore's Charles Theatre.
Charlie Chaplin, a British expatriate who...
| Jul 15, 2011
A bad moon rose on the Emmy hopes of vampires and zombies, the female breakout star of "Glee" struck a sour note, FX's top motorcycle mama ran out of gas, and "The Closer" couldn't close a nomination after last year's victory.
Several of TV's most high-...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 11:07 AM
After weeks of partisan sniping, the public finally gets to judge HBO's Sarah Palin docudrama "Game Change" for itself this weekend. But the campaign for more politics as TV drama has only begun.
Aaron Sorkin's"The West Wing"notwithstanding, prime-time...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 7:56 AM
First off, as serious fans of"Mad Men"probably already know, creator Matthew Weiner sent a letter to critics with the screener for the season 5 opener, essentially asking them not to talk or write about anything of consequence in the two-hour opener...
| Aug 12, 2011
With Felicia "Snoop" Pearson's guilty plea last week to conspiracy to sell heroin, one question being asked by fans of "The Wire" is how other cast members of the Baltimore-based series are doing.
The answer: Several are doing just fine professionally....
| Jul 14, 2011
| 7:25 AM
Premium pay channel HBO dominated the nominations Thursday for the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, earning a stunning 104 nods, including honors for its two freshman series, "Game of Thrones" and "Boardwalk Empire," as well as the acclaimed miniseries...
| May 20, 2011
| 10:29 AM
For the record, Francois Arnaud did not fall off his horse while filming “The Borgias” for Showtime. (Note from Curt: I've updated this interview with videos and more Q&A about Season 2 below the main story.)
“I never fell off my horse!...
| Jun 16, 2011
Bob Banner, an Emmy Award-winning television producer and director whose credits included "The Garry Moore Show," "Candid Camera" and "Solid Gold" and who gave a career boost to a young Carol Burnett years before becoming executive producer of her popular...
| Oct 29, 2011
U2, the Irish pop band, is the subject of a fascinating new documentary, "From the Sky Down," premiering Saturday on Showtime. Like most modern rockumentaries, it was commissioned by the people it is about, and it will be included in some of the...
| May 15, 2011
Television takes the spotlight starting Monday at the upfronts in New York City, when most networks will announce which shows live and die. Many decisions will hinge on issues of substance — ratings and cost and critical acclaim. But no one should...