| 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"...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 12:43 PM
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This week's TV Movies
"Glee's" Darren Criss and "Pretty...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 6:00 AM
They gave us a slow-motion chicken dance, Max Greenfield in a fat suit (numerous times) and the epic friend/roommate kiss.
The “New Girl” writers room has kept busy concocting a steady stream of adorkable and nutty storylines for the Fox...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...