| Jan 30, 2015
| 1:00 PM
Just over 10 million viewers witnessed the demise of Walter White on the final episode of "Breaking Bad." It was a triumph for creator Vince Gilligan, who was given a free hand by network AMC to tell the Mr. Chips to Scarface story he envisioned.
| Jan 25, 2015
| 12:20 AM
Our fellow Americans certainly are red-blooded on TV this week.
Starting Sunday, the History channel's "Sons of Liberty" miniseries tells a satisfying tale of Boston's slow burn toward rebellion in the 1770s.
The night after "Sons of Liberty" wraps up,...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 7:00 AM
Seven years ago, the History Channel became just plain History, a single-word name being perceived, one supposes, as hipper, more youthful, like Common or Fergie.
If the network executives were as interested in accuracy as hipness, they would have...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 10:30 AM
The founding fathers receive the "Vikings" treatment in "Sons of Liberty," a six-hour miniseries that History channel will air over successive nights. Produced by Stephen David Entertainment - best known for heavily re-enacted docu-hybrids, like "The...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 9:00 AM
As we approach a new year, television is a tangle of trends: Networks began "unbundling" their streaming services from their television channels. New (and old) platforms broke ground with scripted series — "Transparent" put Amazon in the Emmy's race...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 9:00 AM
Long before the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, there was a group of radical young men who fomented rebellion against the British monarchy.
They represented all tiers of society, from well-heeled lawyers to humble craftsmen. They met...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Dean Norris is set to dole out a new form of justice.
The "Breaking Bad" and "Under the Dome" actor will guest star on an upcoming episode of TBS' "American Dad," exec producer Matt Weitzman told Entertainment Weekly. He'll play Stan's new boss in a Nov....
| Oct 2, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Jason Reitman's serenely panic-stricken "Men, Women & Children" pushed every single one of my hot buttons as a parent while simultaneously setting off every single one of my warning bells as a critic. Based on Chad Kultgen's debut novel, it depicts...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 4:30 PM
"It's great to be back. This is so much more fun than directing movies, I can't even begin to tell you."
So quipped Jason Reitman at the start of the fourth season of Film Independent's Live Read at LACMA series on Oct. 16. Tackling Alan Ball's Oscar-...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 8:02 PM
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| Sep 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
At times during its first season, "The Blacklist" felt like two series in one: The very good one starring James Spader as a ruthless criminal, and the more mundane procedural in which he had taken refuge. Thanks to the show's success, though, NBC and...