| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
There's a backstage drama happening this fall on TV, and it's all about comedy.
The major networks are in a sitcom slump, unable to generate the kind of magic found in shows like "Seinfeld," "Friends" and "The Big Bang Theory."
| May 8, 2014
| 11:07 PM
After a late-in-the-workday pickup and renewal spree, ABC kept the game going into the late evening on the comedy front -- renewing the veteran "The Middle" and divorcing the freshman laffer "Trophy Wife."
Family comedy "The Middle," starring "Everybody...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Everything old is viewed again.
Television may be in the midst of a golden era, but that hasn’t diminished the popularity of vintage TV series.
Nick at Nite, which celebrates its 29th anniversary on July 1, and its spinoff TV Land are still...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Chuck Lorre is currently the sitcom's reigning king, producing four CBS comedies, including "The Big Bang Theory." John Wells might have stewarded the last genuine dramatic mega-hit in "ER," as well as acclaimed series such as "Southland" and "Shameless."...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A prison guard locks a drug-addled inmate in a closet. When he returns to check on her, she's slumped against the wall, dead. The guard panics, ties an electrical cord around her neck and hangs her from a pipe, trying to make her overdose look like a...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 2:30 PM
CBS has upped Karen Church and Fern Orenstein to senior vice president of casting, announced Peter Golden, CBS Entertainment's EVP of talent and casting. They join current casting SVPs Lucy Cavallo in Los Angeles and Amy Herzig in New York.
"For over a...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 5:36 PM
Comic actor Brad Garrett has been tapped by the Writers Guild of America, West to host the 2014 Writers Guild Awards on Feb. 1, and you can watch how he works the room with a live webcast of the ceremony along with pre-awards nominee interviews –...
| May 11, 2013
| 8:00 AM
ABC is clearly seeing red, axing two more shows: “Red Widow” and “How to Live With Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life.”
Based on the Dutch format, “Red Widow” had a lackluster midseason launch, averaging a 1.1...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer, stars of the CBS comedy "Two and a Half Men," have been named the highest-paid TV actors of 2013 by Forbes magazine.
Despite flagging viewership as of late, the show makes most of its dough in syndication, which keeps its...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:20 PM
"Why does the TV business hate people over 50?" That's one of the most common questions I get asked by viewers.
This is not an idle query. The TV industry, like much of corporate America, chases youth. That pursuit has a major impact on programming....
| Jun 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
They say that television is a writer's medium, so it makes sense that the Writers Guild of America would have its own list of the 101 greatest TV shows of all time.
At the top of the list is "The Sopranos," HBO's multiple award-winning hit series that...