| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:13 PM
Fox has officially ordered the pilot for "Fatrick," which is backed by a hefty comedy lineup.
The show is written by "Dont Trust the B---- in Apt 23" creator Nahnatchka Khan and Corey Nickerson (co-executive producer of "Apt 23", "The Crazy Ones")...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 1:08 PM
Could this be a mah-velous comedic union? FX announced it has given a series order to the Billy Crystal-fronted half-hour titled "The Comedians."
The single-camera comedy, produced by Fox Television Studios, features the 66-year-old multi-hyphenate as...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 12:00 PM
The event: Bruce Dern called Monday’s shindig “the geezers’ dinner” as he accepted his best actor award for “Nebraska” at the Movies for Grownups Awards Gala, staged by AARP. Nevertheless, stars packed the Beverly...
| May 16, 2014
| 5:17 PM
FX and FXX have announced the premiere dates of their summer series, including the debut of the highly anticipated "The Strain" and the return of "The Bridge."
"Tyrant" will kick off the summer slate on June 24 at 10 p.m on FX. The series is about an...
| May 24, 2014
| 9:00 AM
It's raucous backstage at the Groundlings after a Tuesday evening improv show — red wine and buckets of salty snacks will do that to a roomful of comedians, as will having just killed it onstage. A fluffy border collie lumbers through the crowd,...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Oh, "Tammy." Can I call you Tammy? I hate to break it to you, but the thrill is gone.
I'd like to say it's me, not you. But I really think it's you.
As the latest, loudest, R-rated, plus-size incarnation of Melissa McCarthy's comic psyche, you had...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 9:17 AM
Small favors, but in "Tammy" we have a less grating road-trip comedy than "Identity Thief," the one Melissa McCarthy did with Jason Bateman, and a more deliberately heartwarming vehicle than "The Heat," featuring McCarthy and Sandra Bullock.
| Jul 25, 2013
Television is often called a writer’s medium these days, but it’s rare that we actually get to see any writers onscreen. Sundance Channel and Jim Rash — along with Entertainment Weekly — are out to change that with The Writers...
| Aug 3, 2013
Brand matters and CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions John Landgraf is putting most of his focus on growing the FX brand through the launch of its new network FXX and the introduction of its new video on demand app FXNOW. At the Television Critics...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 12:01 AM
The movie of the fewest words spoke the loudest at the Oscars this year.
On an evening suffused with nostalgia, "The Artist," a nearly wordless, black-and-white romance celebrating Hollywood's formative era, won five Academy Awards, including best...
| Aug 2, 2012
** (out of four)
Obvious statement of the day: Dumb criminals are funny.
Once the ordinary Joes in “The Babymakers” become dumb criminals—in service of robbing a sperm bank—the movie transforms from a low-impact comedy with too...