| 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...
| Mar 19, 2012
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For fans of TV history, a walk through the "Television: Out of the Box" show at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills is like a grand stroll through our collective past.
Visitors to the exhibition, which celebrates nearly 60 years of Warner Bros....
| May 23, 2009
You could call it a shorts sale.
Tom Lennon, the pants-averse Lt. Jim Dangle on Comedy Central's "Reno 911!" (2003-09), and his actress wife, Jenny Robertson, have purchased a Hancock Park-area house for $2,175,000. The seller was "ER" actress Maura...
| May 3, 2009
There are precious few guarantees in the theater anymore. Boffo playwrights went out with the Neil Simon dinosaurs. A new show by Stephen Sondheim, hands down the greatest living musical theater composer, can't even count on a Broadway booking. The only...
| Nov 22, 2009
In the middle of everything there is a pool. It's flanked by beach chairs under umbrellas, picture-perfect palm trees, actresses, publicists, reporters and other hangers-on. Four good-looking young guys dressed in Hollywood-wear -- skinny jeans, jackets...
| Jul 5, 2009
"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" had all the makings of a hit, even without Arnold.
But after just two shortened seasons, Fox pulled the plug on the blockbuster franchise's move to TV. Ratings had fallen to a series low by May, and it seemed the...
| Apr 4, 2007
Daytime soaps are in peril and it just may be that prime-time is riding to the rescue.
While soap opera audiences continue to dwindle, SoapNet, the Disney-owned cable channel devoted to sex-and-suffering serials, is embarking on a mission to revive the...
| 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...
| Jul 17, 2009
In their final bows, "ER," "The Shield" and "Battlestar Galactica" did not receive a fond farewell from Emmy voters.
Despite critical accolades, high-profile guest stars and expanded finales loaded with resolutions, none of the dramas nabbed a major...
| Feb 13, 2009
Fast National ratings for Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009
The premiere of the newest "Survivor" returned CBS to the top of the ratings Thursday night, while ABC reaped more benefits from its "Grey's Anatomy"-"Private Practice" crossover.
CBS led the overall...
| Feb 20, 2009
Fast National ratings for Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009
ABC and CBS battled to another split ratings verdict on Thursday, and although "Private Practice" dropped off some from the past couple weeks, it still remained higher than its pre-crossover numbers.