| 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...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 3:49 PM
Riding high after clinching new program-licensing deals and winning the coveted NFL Thursday night football package, CBS Corp. topped Wall Street's profit estimates for the broadcasting company's fiscal fourth quarter.
"For the year, and for the...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 11:33 AM
"Everybody Loves Raymond" ended in 2005, but the love persists. This spring, the Ray Romano sitcom will be inducted into the National Assn. of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame at the NAB Show Television Luncheon on April 7.
Series stars Ray...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 12:44 PM
"The Amazing Race" is about to begin its 24th edition, and once again it's time for the "all-stars" to come back and race again.
The producers have unveiled the lineup of returning "Race-rs" in advance of the show's Feb. 23 season premiere.
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Based on recent ratings success, Lifetime original movies are bucking the stereotype they once were. An impressive number of people tuned in watch Christina Ricci play Lizzie Borden in Lifetime's latest original, "Lizzie Borden Took an Ax."
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:47 AM
I just received a holiday note from Jessie Baker, the mother of Eli Baker, the now-12-year-old from Glastonbury whom I wrote about earlier in the year. The young Baker is starring in the new NBC series “Growing Up Fisher,” which is a mid-...
| Nov 26, 2013
Many TV shows this year are carrying on in the long tradition of having special episodes dedicated to the holiday season. Here is a rundown of when to watch first-run and repeat holiday TV episodes of your favorite series this year. All times are Eastern;...
| May 29, 2013
The recent Lyric Opera production of "Oklahoma" caused me to realize/admit that, to my shame, I've never seen that musical -- not on the stage, not on the screen. Oh, I've heard most of the songs (all of them, actually,......
| Sep 5, 2013
Georgia Engel may always be best remembered for her turn as Georgette Franklin on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, but the vivacious, sweet-natured actress has had a long and varied career. Yes, there's been television — a medium she has kept up with over...
| May 26, 2011
| 1:47 PM
Ray Romano is used not only to being a man of a certain age but to playing one.
After the long run of "Everybody Loves Raymond," the actor-comedian is seeing expectedly more modest returns from TNT's seriocomic "Men of a Certain Age." The series he...