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  • For Shonda Rhimes, a TV empire built on high drama

    For Shonda Rhimes, Thursday is Thursday. For much of America, Thursday might as well be renamed Shondaday in recognition of the TV savant's prime-time conquest. As if the back-to-back helping of "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" weren't enough Rhimes-...
  • TV Review: 'How to Get Away With Murder'

    Viola Davis is such a commanding screen presence that her involvement alone should pique interest in "How to Get Away With Murder," the cherry on top of ABC's Thursday-night all-Shonda Rhimes sundae. Yet the jury's still out on this latest drama, which...
  • "Get On Up: The James Brown Story"

    "Get On Up: The James Brown Story"
     James Brown was revolutionary in the world of music and innovative in the world of business. However, he often had to take matters into his own hands. A movie about him, "Get On Up," directed by Tate Taylor ("The Help"), depicts how the "Godfather of...
  • 'How to Get Away with Murder' Creator Peter Nowalk on Working with Shonda Rhimes, Diversity on TV

    On paper, "How to Get Away with Murder" certainly has the auspices to be a "Scandal"-sized hit for ABC when it premieres on Sept. 25 -- a charismatic lead in Oscar nominee Viola Davis, a "fast-paced and frothy" serialized story at its center, and the...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Glena' on Showtime

    Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Glena' on Showtime
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 21 - 27, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Grey's Anatomy The hit drama set in a...
  • Five reasons to check out 'How to Get Away With Murder'

     Five fast reasons to check out "How to Get Away With Murder," the newest drama from Shonda Rhimes: 1. Culturally, it is fascinating to see the shift in authority figures from John Houseman's Prof. Kingsfield in "The Paper Chase" (1973) to Viola Davis...
  • TV Picks: 'Transparent,' 'How to Get Away With Murder,' 'Gotham'

    TV Picks: 'Transparent,' 'How to Get Away With Murder,' 'Gotham'
    "Transparent." Amazon's first scripted drama is an amazing thing. In it, Mort, a retired professor (Jeffrey Tambor), finally finds the courage to live truly as herself, which is to say as a woman, Maura. But how to tell his adult though not terribly...
  • Variety Announces 6th Annual Power of Women Honorees

    Jane Fonda, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lopez, Viola Davis and Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley will be honored at Variety's sixth annual Power of Women luncheon as Lifetime Impact Honorees for their humanitarian efforts. "The women of the...
  • James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up' to Open Zurich

    LONDON -- Tate Taylor's James Brown biopic "Get On Up" will open the Zurich Film Festival, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Taylor and Chadwick Boseman, who plays the singer, will be in Zurich to attend the premiere. The film, which...
  • James Brown Biopic 'Get on Up' To Open Zurich Festival

    PARIS- Zurich Film Festival will open with James Brown biopic "Get on Up," helmer Tate Taylor's follow up to Oscar-winning "The Help." Taylor, Chadwick Boseman, who plays Brown, and Octavia Spencer, who stars as the singer's aunt, will be in Zurich to...
  • Season Preview 2014: What to watch on TV in Orlando

    Season Preview 2014: What to watch on TV in Orlando
    Here are the synopses, time slots and premiere dates, where available, for new series and programs from the broadcast networks, cable channels and PBS. Schedules can change. TV critic Hal Boedeker assesses the programs. ABC SELFIE, 8 p.m. Tuesday:...