| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 12, 2011
The revived legal thrill starts its two-season run on DirecTV with a case that takes Patty and Ellen into new territory and familiarly bloody time-jumps....
| Jul 16, 2009
| 8:41 AM
The NBC series gets the most-ever noms for a comedy series in a single year. "Mad Men" also receives multiple nominations. It was a history-making day for Tina Fey and Farrah.
Fey's NBC comedy series, " 30 Rock," earned 22 Emmy nominations this...
| Jun 8, 2009
Well, it's a good thing I'm not in charge of the Emmys. If I were, this year's telecast would probably be five hours long (and then I'd review it and kvetch about how boring it was). But how could it not be long? In dramas alone there were just so many...
| Apr 19, 2009
Somewhere, in a prop warehouse owned by HBO, there is a big pile of guns. Dusty, unused, bewildered perhaps by their strange and sudden obsolescence, they can only wait and wonder why premium subscriber television, a business they created, built by God...
| Jul 16, 2009
| 9:09 AM
NORTH HOLLYWOOD -- Nominations for the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning at the academy's headquarters in North Hollywood with HBO and "30 Rock" leading the pack.
Three-time Emmy nominee Chandra Wilson of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" and...
| Jul 17, 2009
It was supposed to be six but it turned out to be seven, and you know what? Seven is better.
Earlier this year, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced that it would expand the number of nominees in the best series and acting categories...
| Jun 3, 2010
| 11:05 AM
If an actor goes back to weekday television, being the new man in Erica Kane's life is a good way to do it.
Long a staple of prime-time shows -- including "Damages" and "NCIS" lately -- Michael Nouri is working mainly opposite daytime legend Susan...