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  • Five actors from wildly different TV comedies compare notes

    Five actors from wildly different TV comedies compare notes
    Quality dramas, armed with conflicted antiheroes and complex storylines, grab much of the headlines when it comes to the current hubbub surrounding TV fare. But comedies during the last few years have had bold breakthroughs of their own, with...
  • Emmys may be ready to give up the 'Modern Family' lock on comedy

    Emmys may be ready to give up the 'Modern Family' lock on comedy
    "Modern Family" has won the Emmy for comedy series four years running. The only show to take it five straight years? "Frasier." Should "Family" win again, we might need therapy. An early look at this year's comedy races. COMEDY SERIES "Modern Family"(...
  • There's room in TV comedy for a little sweetness, actors agree

    There's room in TV comedy for a little sweetness, actors agree
    The days of the mean-spirited celebrity roast have mostly come and gone, with the possible exception of Charlie Sheen's screen time. From sketch comedies to sitcoms, today's funnybone seems to have a gentler spirit. That's a topic the Envelope Emmy...
  • Daniel Craig, Seth Meyers Appear in White House Campaign to Curb Sexual Assaults

    Vice President Joseph Biden has enlisted Daniel Craig, Seth Meyers, Benicio Del Toro, Steve Carell and Dulé Hill for a new series of public service announcements aimed at curbing campus sexual assaults. The PSAs are aimed at men and try to encourage...
  • TV Picks: 'Moone Boy,' Bob Balaban, Larry King, 'Playing House'

    TV Picks: 'Moone Boy,' Bob Balaban, Larry King, 'Playing House'
    "Moone Boy" (Hulu). Tall and shaggy Chris O'Dowd, whom you may have seen in "The IT Crowd," "Bridesmaids," "Girls" or Christopher Guest's dear departed "Family Tree" -- or even possibly on Broadway, where he is now playing opposite James Franco in a...
  • 'SNL': Colin Jost debuts on 'Weekend Update' as Jim Parsons hosts

    'SNL': Colin Jost debuts on 'Weekend Update' as Jim Parsons hosts
    “Saturday Night Live” looked like a different show compared with the last live episode we saw a month ago, pre-Olympics. In the Feb. 1 episode, Andy Samberg, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader and Fred Armisen all visited the "Weekend Update" desk to...
  • Critic's Notebook: Seth Meyers has strong start as 'Late Night' host

    Critic's Notebook: Seth Meyers has strong start as 'Late Night' host
    Seth Meyers, late of "Saturday Night Live," became Monday night the fourth host of NBC's late-late-night "Late Night," after David Letterman, Conan O'Brien and his onetime cast-mate Jimmy Fallon, who has now famously become the star of "The Tonight Show."...
  • Seth Meyers' 'Late Night' debut an understated affair

    NEW YORK — Making his debut as host of "Late Night" on Monday, Seth Meyers struck a decidedly low-key note in a broadcast that emphasized finely tuned punch lines over star power and razzle-dazzle. Meyers opened the NBC show by paying tribute to...
  • Seth Meyers reveals Fred Armisen will lead his 'Late Night' band

    Seth Meyers reveals Fred Armisen will lead his 'Late Night' band
    With two weeks to go before Seth Meyers' "Late Night" premieres on NBC, the new talk show host has revealed his old "Saturday Night Live" colleague Fred Armisen will be joining him as bandleader. On Monday, Meyers tweeted a first look at the new band,...
  • 'The Portlandia Activity Book' is hipster hilarity

    'The Portlandia Activity Book' is hipster hilarity
    I really wasn't craving another season of "Portlandia," Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's TV sendup of all things hipster. How many times can you put a bird on it? But the first couple episodes have felt surprisingly refreshed (perhaps, in part,...
  • TV This Week March 23 - 29: 'Psych' on USA

    TV This Week March 23 - 29: 'Psych' on USA
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 23 - 29, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SUNDAY "American Dream Builders" are tasked...