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  • Mel Brooks AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Special airs on TCM

     
    Mel Brooks AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Special airs on TCM Wednesday, July 24, at 8pm ET. A block of Mel Brooks' movies follows the award presentation. Mel Brooks receiving the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award on TCM tonight is long overdue for a man who...
  • Awards Shows Vie for Awards, but Emmy Avoids Patting Itself on the Back

    The Emmy telecast is not eligible to win an Emmy award. But the Oscars, Tonys, Grammys and Golden Globes are -- and have all garnered nominations for this year's ceremony. Confused? By all means, get in line. Because while variety might be the spice of...
  • 'League's' memorable Marla continues to affect viewers

    'League's' memorable Marla continues to affect viewers
    Welcome to Questions of Characters, the column that puts a name to some of the most familiar faces in movies and on television, the stage and commercials who either hail from Chicago or have spent enough time here to consider it home. Name: Megan...
  • “Carson on TCM” airs Johnny Carson’s vintage late-night interviews

     
    Ending the day with a dose of Johnny Carson was an American tradition for nearly 30 years, as the King of Late Night seemingly perfected the art of the talk-show interview, and the format itself. Johnny's been off the air since 1992, but audiences will...
  • “American Masters: Mel Brooks — Make A Noise”: Review, with exclusive clip

     
    American Masters: Mel Brooks — Make a Noise Monday, May 20 PBS, 9pm ET (PBS programming varies regionally) Of all the anecdotes Mel Brooks shares in his American Masters special, it’s one that takes place back before he ever walked onto a film...
  • Five must-see westerns beyond 'The Lone Ranger'

    It won't be only Disney executives who are watching the box office returns for "The Lone Ranger" this weekend. Lots of people are wondering whether Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer can ride to the rescue of a genre that was once a staple of American cinema...
  • Review: Pageant not just still lifes

    Review: Pageant not just still lifes
    There's a moment in the 1976 comedy "Silent Movie" in which Mel Brooks, playing a Hollywood director, calls the French mime Marcel Marceau and offers him a part. Brooks asks the question through title cards — it's a silent movie, after all —...
  • "The Producers" Playing at Trinity-on-Main in New Britain

    "The Producers" Playing at Trinity-on-Main in New Britain
    It's springtime for Hitler and Germany — and New Britain — as Mel Brooks' guffaw-rich musical The Producers heads to Trinity-on-Main, where devious impresario Max Bialystock (New Britain's Jason Ferrandino, far right) teams with ingenue Leo...
  • Jerry Seinfeld is back with more 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee'

    Jerry Seinfeld is back with more 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee'
    Jerry Seinfeld is back behind the wheel this week with new episodes of his most interesting post-"Seinfeld" project: "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee." Capitalizing on the recent trend of comedians hosting shows where they interview other comedians...
  • This weekend: 'True Blood,' Daytime Emmys, Mel Brooks

    This weekend: 'True Blood,' Daytime Emmys, Mel Brooks
    Mel Brooks takes a bow, "True Blood" returns and the Daytime Emmys are handed out. But the weekend's most-watched show is likely to be Game 5 of the NBA Finals. The Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs play at 8 p.m. Sunday on ABC. The Heat came back...
  • AFI Fetes Mel Brooks for Life Achievment

    Mel Brooks has won an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and his musical The Producers earned a record 12 Tonys. He worked with a team of writers on Your Show of Shows that was the equivalent of the 1927 Yankees. He considers Sid Caesar the "sharpest, most gifted"...