| Oct 6, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson has signed on to direct and executive produce the pilot for "Shades of Blue," a NBC series that will feature Jennifer Lopez.
The actress-singer and her production company Nuyorican Productions will also be an...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 2:31 PM
A long-running attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios is fading to black. The Studio Backlot Tour, a significant part of the theme park's opening-day lineup in 1989, is taking its last visitors on Saturday.
The Backlot Tour was designed to show...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Since Katharine McPhee first sang her way onto the pop culture stage almost 10 years ago, music has been priority No. 1.
Though she just missed capturing the "American Idol" crown during the 2006 season, it hasn't seemed to matter for McPhee. She's...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 10:01 AM
A.R. Gurney is one of the most produced playwrights at the Westport Country Playhouse with 14 mainstage works. Now it can add another title to its list — a world premiere.
Artistic director Mark Lamos — and a longtime Gurney collaborator...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 11:12 AM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The power of NFL games to rake in advertising coin for TV networks may be nearing its upper limit.
The addition of a second night of NFL football to broadcast TV's fall primetime schedule appears to have put downward...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Families of the world, unite. It's safe to return to the television, together.
For years, television has been criticized by many for being too violent, too sex-obsessed, too adult. The official "family viewing hour" disappeared in 1977, and by the...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 9:46 AM
MANCHESTER — A contestant from the TV show, "The Voice," is to be the first guest artist at Manchester High School's Performing Arts Academy.
Noah Lis is to perform for students on Monday and answer questions on topics such as preparing for a...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 12:11 PM
Michael Harris' epiphany came when, as a writer at Vancouver Magazine, he looked at his computer screen and saw 14 open windows while his smartphone was buzzing almost nonstop. What attention he had left was bouncing back and forth between the two.
| Sep 29, 2014
| 10:58 AM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - What have we learned so far?
One week into the 2014-15 television season, according to Nielsen's official game clock, the biggest headline for the broadcast nets is that they've been able to generate solid sampling for high-...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Randy Jackson -- the guy from "American Idol" and Journey, not the guy from the Jackson 5 -- is going to be a single man, dawg: Erika Jackson, his wife of almost 19 years, filed for divorce on Friday in L.A.
She's asking him to pay her legal fees and...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The flesh-eating creatures from AMC's gory "The Walking Dead" have started to eat into football's pricing power, according to Variety's annual analysis of primetime TV advertising costs.
Advertisers are willing to pay more for a package of spots across...