| Nov 20, 2012
The Chicago-based Showtime dramedy "Shameless" can either be seen as a small victory for Chicago's TV and film community or a missed opportunity, depending on how you want to look at it.
The series films most of its exterior scenes in Chicago (unlike...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 11:22 AM
The "Boss" wasn't powerful enough to keep his Starz series on the air.
Kelsey Grammer won a Golden Globe for his role in the series as fictional Chicago Mayor Tom Kane, a ruthless survivor in the cutthroat world of city and Illinois politics.
| Jun 19, 2013
| 3:15 PM
FX has struck a deal for a new sitcom starring Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer as lawyers who form an unlikley partnership.
Under the terms of the deal with Lionsgate Television and Debmar-Mercury, FX has agreed to air ten episodes of the untitled...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:00 AM
For all the Chicago acting talent that turns up on TV each season, a steady number of local playwrights are landing TV work as well. Particularly women. Laura Jacqmin recently joined the staff of the new ABC series "Lucky 7" (which co-stars fellow...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Last month after a screening, even as the lights came up in the theater, I could feel "Zero Dark Thirty" fading, its images and impact already softening in my head. No, no, wait: not fading — mingling. If our cultural experiences rub shoulders at...
| May 31, 2013
| 9:19 PM
Talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres and her wife, actress Portia de Rossi, have bought a 13-acre estate in Montecito that had been listed at $26.5 million. The purchase price has not yet appeared in the public record.
The restored Tuscan-style villa and...
| Aug 16, 2012
It’s a good deal more frantic and there are more people milling about than when I last visited the set of Starz‘s Boss. Mario Van Peebles is in the director’s chair, and neither Kelsey Grammer nor Troy Garity are anywhere to be seen. The...