| Jun 4, 2014
| 6:00 AM
As the first original single-camera comedy from TV Land, "Jennifer Falls," premiering Wednesday, is something of a step forward for a network built on looking back.
Classic multi-camera, live-audience comedies have been the network's small stock in...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:26 PM
LAS VEGAS — He's a painfully private entrepreneur with very public dreams for this city's decaying downtown core.
Around Sin City, giddy officials are heralding online shoe retailer Tony Hsieh as a visionary, the latest in a line of moneyed Las...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 4:28 PM
Turns out that actress Rhea Perlman, perhaps best known for her role as venom-tongued barmaid Carla Tortelli on "Cheers" (for which she was nominated for 10 Emmy Awards and won four), is deep into yoga and meditation. When it came to redoing the...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 2:13 PM
If binge-watching the second season of "House of Cards," Netflix's misanthropic political thriller, isn't your idea of romance, take heart: There are plenty of other shows that celebrate love in its myriad forms available for you to binge-watch this...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 10:29 AM
"Portlandia" (IFC, Thursdays). The sketch-comedy expression of the best-friendship of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein begins its fourth season this week.
Brownstein, formerly of the band Sleater-Kinney and currently of Wild Flag, has long since...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 12:48 PM
Jay Leno went out with a bang.
According to preliminary Nielsen numbers, 14.6 million people watched Leno hang it up as host of NBC's "Tonight Show." It was the biggest audience Leno has had in more than 15 years.
The last time "The Tonight Show"...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Let's be honest: While it's great to win an Emmy -- any Emmy -- almost every actor would prefer a leading role to a supporting one.
That said, some of today's top movie stars got their start in a supporting TV role. Woody Harrelson first came to fame...
| May 15, 2014
| 8:30 PM
As soon as "The Big Bang Theory" introduced an actual romance between Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Penny (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting) there was a concern the show would fall victim to "Moonlighting" syndrome (or "Cheers," if you prefer), where putting two...
| May 22, 2014
| 11:13 AM
Last week as TV networks announced their lineup for the upcoming season, I noticed more grumbling than usual about the short life span that befalls shows that aren't an instant ratings hit.
"The press release for NBC's Manson-killings drama "AQUARIUS"...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 10:51 AM
SAK Comedy Lab has diverted from its usual improvisational programs to present "Better Days," a scripted comedy it bills as a "live sitcom." This means, of course, that the audience has the role of the famed "live studio audience" — and supplier...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Inside, the Family Fun Arcade is dark, even on a sunny day. In the back, there's a counter where you can get change, buy a can of soda for 75 cents and grab a bag of Doritos or a cellophane-covered brownie. The place is noisy, always noisy, not with the...