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Television

A collection of news and information related to Television published by Tribune Company sources.
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  • 'Ballers' on HBO aims to be rare sports-themed series with winning game plan

    'Ballers' on HBO aims to be rare sports-themed series with winning game plan
    The record-breaking ratings accompanying the tsunami of recent sports blockbusters, from the NBA Finals to the Stanley Cup playoffs to the Triple Crown to the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao bout, proves one of life's most undeniable truths —...
  • 'Astronaut Wives Club' lifts off with a light payload

    "The Astronaut Wives Club," which premieres Thursday on ABC, is a fact-based period soap opera that sets itself down at the intersection of "Mad Men" and "Desperate Housewives." And though there are no great claims to be made for it as drama or history,...
  • Chicago actor Joseph Sikora rises to 'Power' on Starz

    Chicago actor Joseph Sikora rises to 'Power' on Starz
    For a nice guy from the Northwest Side, Joseph Sikora has done some very bad things. He has been a sniper, drunk, gambler … the list is long and getting longer. In the first season of the Starz original series "Power," his character, whose name...
  • Door of opportunity swings wide for new 'NBC Nightly News' anchor Lester Holt

    Door of opportunity swings wide for new 'NBC Nightly News' anchor Lester Holt
    Lester Holt dropped out of Sacramento State University to take his first job in journalism at an all-news radio station in San Francisco. He roamed the city in a blue Ford Granada equipped with police and fire scanners and a two-way radio. "They used to...
  • 'Poldark' mines a reliable literary source

    'Poldark' mines a reliable literary source
    Coming to "Masterpiece Theater" Sunday is a new production of "Poldark," based on Winston Graham's novels of love and family, copper mining and class war in late 18th century England. You might want to be there when it arrives if passionate, period...
  • 'Complications' goes crazy with doctor's metamorphosis

    'Complications' goes crazy with doctor's metamorphosis
    At its heart, USA's new series "Complications" is a simple and familiar story: White man goes wild. Whether it's Michael Douglas in "Falling Down," Bryan Cranston in "Breaking Bad" or Burt Reynolds and company in "Deliverance," the primitive power...
  • Showtime's David Nevins on the effect of awards and the welfare of elves

    Showtime's David Nevins on the effect of awards and the welfare of elves
    David Nevins had a role in several television milestones. At NBC, he shepherded the development of the mega-hit drama "ER." At Fox, he gambled on the first real-time series, "24." As the top executive at Imagine Television, he oversaw "Arrested...
  • Superb 'Moby Dick' goes hunting for inner demons

    Superb 'Moby Dick' goes hunting for inner demons
    "Be gone, Starbuck," shouts Christopher Donahue's Captain Ahab in the Lookingglass Theatre's fabulous new three-act theatricalization of "Moby Dick," echoing the feelings of many an owner of a neighborhood coffeehouse. For Starbuck, parsed with...
  • The TV we deserve? 'True Detective' season 2 and the age of microcriticism

    "My strong suspicion is … we get the world we deserve." This line from the second season of "True Detective" got a lot of play in the many pieces written in anticipation of its debut, and here's hoping it won't turn out to be self-referential....
  • NBC keeps Brian Williams fiasco in the news cycle

    NBC keeps Brian Williams fiasco in the news cycle
    When did making "a number of inaccurate statements about his own role and experiences covering events in the field" become a viable job history for an MSNBC breaking-news anchor? On Thursday, apparently. That's when NBC announced the fate of Brian...
  • On the watch list: 'Ballers' and 'The Brink'

    On the watch list: 'Ballers' and 'The Brink'
    Two new HBO comedies premiere Sunday; each is worth a look. "Ballers" stars Dwayne Johnson in what might be the first truly life-sized role of his career, as Spencer Strasmore, a former football star trying to make it as a Miami-based financial manager....