| Feb 27, 2014
| 12:30 PM
"Pretty Little Liars," "Gossip Girl" and "ER" are heading overseas, as WBTV announced today that three of its popular shows have been commissioned and optioned as local versions in the Philippines, Thailand and India, respectively.
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:35 PM
After a couple of decades of centering his TV empire on New York, the home of "Law & Order" and most of its spinoffs, the veteran producer Dick Wolf has suddenly become a man of the Midwest.
His new pair of shows — not an empire yet, but already...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 11:17 AM
The third-season finale of "Homeland," Showtime's popular and controversial series about a troubled CIA agent played by Claire Danes, was one of the most debated episodes of last year, with the death of POW turned possible terrorist Nicholas Brody.
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:00 PM
These days, it seems as if the collective voice of moviegoers echoes the Taylor Swift lament "Why you gotta be so mean?"
And for once they're not talking about me or my fellow critics.
The discontent and, in some cases, the disdain is directed at some...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Cuban-born actor Luis Avalos, known for his work on the PBS kids show "The Electric Company," died Wednesday following a recent heart attack. He was 67.
Avalos joined "Electric Company" during its second season and played multiple characters, most...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 10:30 AM
In summer 2000, TNT might have been best known for Saturday night airings of "MonsterVision," hosted by cult-movie aficionado Joe Bob Briggs. Imagine the eyebrows the network must have raised when it unveiled "Bull" that August.
"Bull" was a scripted...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 10:18 AM
NBC hit a high note in the ratings Thursday night with its live production of "The Sound of Music," starring Carrie Underwood in the role of Maria von Trapp.
The three-hour musical telecast drew an average of about 18.5 million viewers overall,...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Normally it's Kristin Cavallari supporting fiance and Bears quarterback Jay Cutler on game day from the suites at Soldier Field, but during Cavallari's promotional appearance on behalf of her Chinese Laundry shoe line Saturday at the Von Maur store in...
| Nov 20, 2012
The Chicago-based Showtime dramedy "Shameless" can either be seen as a small victory for Chicago's TV and film community or a missed opportunity, depending on how you want to look at it.
The series films most of its exterior scenes in Chicago (unlike...
| May 30, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Julianna Margulies is almost too glamorous for television. With that raven hair and those fine-cut cheekbones, the 46-year-old actress seems born for adornment on a 22-foot-high screen. But her career has always revved on a higher level on the small...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Kenneth Branagh is back in Bard territory with a new production of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" that he stars in and co-directed with Rob Ashford at the Manchester International Festival in England. The production marks the first time Branagh has played the...