| Oct 31, 2014
| 4:54 PM
I've probably said it before, but originality is overrated.
Which is why the most valuable tool in any enterprise's development arsenal just may be a feather duster, to make presentable something it already has and consumers already know.
This is true...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 7:45 PM
LOS ANGELES - Character actress Carol Ann Susi, known as the voice of the unseen Mrs. Wolowitz on "The Big Bang Theory," died Tuesday in Los Angeles after a brief battle with cancer, according to Warner Bros. Television. Susi was 62 and had appeared in...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 5:24 AM
Though Carol Ann Susi didn't show her face on "The Big Bang Theory," she was crucial to the show's success.
She voiced the role of Mrs. Wolowitz, Howard's demanding mother, on the CBS sitcom, and helped give the show edge.
Susi's death, at age 62, was...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Is No. 463 the end of the line for Chuck Lorre's famously specific vanity card messages?
Since the days of "Dharma & Greg" in the late 1990s, Lorre has penned a new message to run as part of his vanity card slate at the end of every original episode of...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 10:18 AM
Los Angeles police are looking into reports that actor Charlie Sheen was involved in a scuffle with a dental assistant last week.
Few details have been released about the incident, which allegedly occurred Sept. 25 at an unidentified dentist's office,...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 8:00 AM
CBS could very well be an acronym for Chuck's Band of Sitcoms, Chuck being Chuck Lorre, the seasoned TV show maker. The band of sitcoms are "Two and a Half Men," "The Big Bang Theory," "Mom" (all of which he created) and "Mike & Molly" (on which he serves...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
TBS has greenlit "The Smiths," an unscripted series following NBA star Kenny Smith, his wife Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith and their five children.
The series is set to shoot in Los Angeles and Atlanta. It's produced by Good Clean Fun, with Jason Carbone ("The...
| Sep 28, 2014
Chuck Lorre: In some copies of the Sept. 28 edition, the Sunday Conversation interview with TV show creator Chuck Lorre in the Calendar section said that the second-season premiere of his series "Mom" would air Monday. That premiere has been changed to...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Mark Gordon will receive the 2015 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television from the Producers Guild of America at ceremonies Jan. 24.
In a statement Monday, PGA awards co-chairs Todd Black and Ryan Murphy said, "Rarely do we come across an...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
There's a backstage drama happening this fall on TV, and it's all about comedy.
The major networks are in a sitcom slump, unable to generate the kind of magic found in shows like "Seinfeld," "Friends" and "The Big Bang Theory."
| Sep 12, 2014
| 9:15 AM
For Shonda Rhimes, Thursday is Thursday. For much of America, Thursday might as well be renamed Shondaday in recognition of the TV savant's prime-time conquest.
As if the back-to-back helping of "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" weren't enough Rhimes-...