| May 29, 2013
| 9:00 AM
"Mad Men" owned the drama series Emmy for four years running before "Homeland" knocked if off last season. Both shows delivered seasons this year that offer detractors reasons to look elsewhere. Will they? Here's how the field is shaping up.
| May 16, 2013
Backstage at the Emmys last year, reporters were squirming — and not just because of the ill-fitting rental tuxes and too-tight gowns. As "Modern Family" rolled to its third straight Emmy win for comedy series (after earlier pulling in prizes for...
| Jul 19, 2012
I recently attended a lecture by a distinguished man of letters. A poet, novelist, playwright and literary critic, this man also edits journals, directs literary festivals, collaborates on documentary projects, teaches full time at a university and is...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 9:26 AM
Countdown to Halloween: five days.
I don't like wearing costumes, I'm not into haunted houses, candy corn is too sweet, and I prefer pumpkin pie to pumpkin carvings.
But I do like horror movies — just not the kind with umpteen sequels. I saw...
| May 25, 2012
| 10:03 AM
This chapter in the saga of tough and enigmatic attorney Patty Hewes (Glenn Close), her colleagues and her nemeses will be new to many viewers, since it originally was shown on DirecTV instead of its original home, FX.
The case involves a death that...
| May 29, 2012
| 10:08 AM
If it gets to hot outside this summer, don't worry. You'll have plenty of TV to watch in the air-conditioned luxury of your living room. June brings a bevy of new and returning TV series, specials and movies, as will the rest of the summer. Here's a...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 8:21 AM
The fall TV season gets underway in September, with the brand new season of "Doctor Who" leading the way. This year the major networks have spread out their new and returning show premieres. If you don't see a series listed here, it's more than likely not...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 9:24 AM
BBC America has given us a first look at its upcoming drama "Copper."
The teaser shows the series' main protagonist, Det. Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones) shooting someone, pummeling a prisoner with brass knuckles, sitting in bed with what appears to be...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 7:00 AM
When "Damages"premiered on FX five years ago, it blew everyone's minds for a glistening stack of reasons. The star power (Glenn Close! Ted Danson!), the writing, the crazy two-stepping flashback story line, the hypnotic Evil Queen brutality of Close's...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 3:32 PM
Summer TV favorites return in July, including the final episodes of TNT's "The Closer," AMC's "Breaking Bad" and DirecTV's "Damages," as well as new seasons of Syfy's "Warehouse 13" and USA's "White Collar."
Several new series debut, with USA's...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 11:13 AM
I haven't had a chance to write full reviews of DirecTV Audience Network's big Wednesday premiere night, but here are some quick reviews that hopefully will get you to watch. "Damages" proves once again why it is one of the smartest thrillers on TV, and...