| Aug 14, 2011
Beach reading recommendations are a summer tradition: With vacations offering extra leisure time, everyone wants to know what books will help them pass the hours. But many pop culture fans now devour television with the same kind of intensity: They buy...
| May 13, 2011
From the first overheated moments of "Bridesmaids," with its Kama Sutra-plus-six-positions sex so satisfying for him, so exhausting for her it's clear we're in for that rarest of treats: an R-rated romantic comedy from the Venus point of view.
| Sep 18, 2011
For a television critic, the Emmys are always a mixed bag. It's always great when shows and performances we have supported from the beginning are recognized, but sometimes — if you can believe it — the shows and people we believe deserve to...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 9:34 AM
BBC America has set an Aug. 19 premiere date for its first original drama series, "Copper."
The 10-episode season was created by Tom Fontana ("Oz," "Homicide: Life on the Streets," "St. Elsewhere") and Will Rokos ("Monster's Ball," "Southland"). Barry...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 9:36 PM
Baltimore Orioles' star center fielder Adam Jones loves to sleep out — which works out nicely for him, realization, since his team spends more than 80 days a year on the road.
Obviously undaunted by frequent changes of scenery, Jones has been a...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 8:54 AM
Here's some news about a show I'm now even more excited to see: BBC America's original drama "Copper" has found its lead actors.
Tom Weston-Jones, who has starred in "MI-5," will play Irish-American copper Kevin Corcoran in the series set in 1860s New...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 10:15 AM
To anyone who follows the yearly awards-show banter, it's no surprise that the Golden Globe TV nominations announced Thursday would leave many viewers scratching their heads.
You never know what you'll get from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association,...
| 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...
| Sep 23, 2012
The Emmys used to be seen as an early dress rehearsal for the seriously overloaded awards-season style gantlet that starts in January. But no longer.
Two of fashion's biggest red carpet stars — Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore ("Hemingway &...
| 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...