| Sep 23, 2013
| 7:15 AM
It does seem odd at first that the new TV season brings a series called "Dads" and another called "Mom." But TV moves in waves and swarms, and this fall there is an emphasis on family (and on extended family), possibly reflecting the experience of writers...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 8:30 PM
AMC's "Breaking Bad," one week after picking up the top Emmy drama prize, capped its meteoric ratings rise Sunday by surging to series highs in its finale -- despite facing formidable season premieres on ABC, CBS, Fox and Showtime.
There was no...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Hard traveling is an admired trait of folk singers, and Tracy Newman took a long journey to her gig this week in Irvine — even if it didn't quite adhere to Woody Guthrie's mythical highways.
Newman, who recently turned 70, released her first CD...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 6:46 AM
Land. Sea. Land. Sea.
Ferry. Road. Ferry. Road
Fish for lunch. Fish for dinner. Pancakes for breakfast (yes, you can have fish if you really must).
A looping trip west out of Vancouver, British Columbia, means a lot of water and mountains that get in...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 10:09 PM
Milo O'Shea, a versatile Dublin-born stage and screen actor known for his famously bristling, agile eyebrows and roles in such disparate films as "Ulysses," "Barbarella" and Franco Zeffirelli's "Romeo and Juliet," has died. He was 86.
O'Shea, who also...
| Dec 8, 2012
Reinhold Weege, who created the popular Emmy-winning sitcom "Night Court" about an often-anarchic, after-hours New York courtroom and its cast of memorably loony characters, has died. He was 62.
Weege, who also wrote and co-produced the television...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 8:05 AM
At one point in his touring one-man show, Mike Tyson, the ear-biter, convicted rapist, all-around thug, cocaine user and former heavyweight champion of the world, shows a picture of himself from 1976. He's wearing one of the bomber jackets of the era...
| 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...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 7:15 AM
The Fall Season is here, people. And though premieres will happen up and down what is still anachronistically called a dial, the season remains mainly the domain of the broadcast networks — which seem bent for the moment not on aping cable TV, as...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 4:42 PM
“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” will be back for season No. 14 in the fall, and Ted Danson will return as star, CBS announced Wednesday. The crime drama offers a new episode at 10 p.m. Wednesday on WKMG-Channel 6, and the show continues to...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 4:45 AM
Media giant Viacom Inc. is reviving the Paramount Television studio, a storied production company that once made such television jewels as "Star Trek," "Cheers," "Frasier" and "Family Ties."
Paramount's return to television production after seven...