| Mar 6, 2014
| 5:50 AM
ABC delivers its strongest new series this season in "Resurrection," a haunting drama about the dead returning to life.
You heard about this one during the Academy Awards, and the results justify ABC's shouting. Strong acting and wrenching writing...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 10:28 AM
The second-season premiere of "The Following," airing immediately after Sunday's huge National Football Conference championship game, got a spike in the ratings.
The opener for the Kevin Bacon-starring thriller drew an average of 11.2 million viewers...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 5:19 AM
The number of film and television projects filmed in Chicago, jumped 20 percent in 2013 to 2,198 filming days, according to the Chicago Film office.
City officials said it was a new record high, trumping 2012's 1,808 days.
The filming hours include six...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 9:59 AM
Hopefully you've all had or are still having a great holiday break, but after New Year's Day things start getting back to normal, and TV is no exception.
Your regularly scheduled programming is about to return. So if you're wondering when your favorite...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 4:30 PM
In the midst of their ongoing tussle for the number one slot in Broadway's weekly Top 10, sixteen-year-old musical "The Lion King" has taken the title of top earner of the year, wrestling it away from longtime pack leader "Wicked."
Riding a remarkable...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:30 PM
January chilled Broadway to the bone last week, with the annual post-holiday slump and the polar vortex joining forces to push the Rialto box office barometer down by a mammoth $11.5 million.
To be sure, Main Stem sales always plummet in the wake of...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 9:54 PM
"Archer," "Sherlock," "Bitten," "Chozen," "Looking," "HitRecord on TV": It's another busy week of TV premieres. Here are top picks for Jan. 13 to Jan. 19.
Monday, Jan. 13
9 p.m. Monday, FX
Sterling Archer and the former ISIS gang must find a...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Broadway sales slipped last week, but not by much, as tourism declined a bit in preparation for the deluge that traditionally hits the Main Stem over the weeks of Christmas and New Year's. Still, a few shows held strong - among them a comicbook tuner on...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:07 AM
With the new TV season upon us, let's step back and look at the new shows based out of Chicago (an unprecedented six TV series are here this fall), plus shows filming elsewhere that feature Chicago actors.
First, what's shooting in town:
| Oct 10, 2013
| 7:34 AM
The biggest box-office hit of the new Broadway season hasn't even officially opened yet.
"Betrayal," the latest revival of Harold Pinter's reverse-chronological tale of adultery, is in previews and set to open Oct. 27 with a cast that includes real-life...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Autumn bounty came to Broadway last week, with major sales and attendance bumps logged at most shows on the boards and no fewer than four titles topping an impressive $1.8 million each.
The Main Stem traditionally begins to shake off the September...