| Aug 19, 2013
| 11:09 PM
Lee Thompson Young
Star of '90s 'Famous Jett Jackson' series
Lee Thompson Young, 29, an actor best known for playing the lead role in the 1990s Disney Channel series "The Famous Jett Jackson," was found dead Monday morning at his home in North...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Most comedy writers prefer the confines of the set, or at least the city, for reasons both fiscal and creative. A crucible cooks up laughs as quickly as it heats up drama.
But there is no reason why an hour-long coming-of-age comedy shouldn't be set...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 7:15 AM
NEW YORK — In its 14-year history, the website CollegeHumor has accrued 4.7 million subscribers, won 11 Webby awards and drawn more than 2 billion page views in becoming a leader of the digital comedy world.
But it has never attempted one of the...
| 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...
| May 24, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Summer is the main inspiration for NBC's "Camp," a dramatic comedy created by Liz Heldens ("Friday Night Lights") and Peter Elkoff ("Gossip Girl").
The hour-long show, which premieres July 10, is set in the American Midwest but was filmed inland from...
| May 23, 2013
| 3:32 PM
When DirecTV's new original drama "Full Circle" debuts on the Audience Channel in the fall, some people will see it as screenwriter and playwright Neil LaBute's TV debut. But others may see it as a chance for Angel and Draco Malfoy to team. Both "Angel"...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 12:00 PM
Drama is not exactly something the networks do well any more -- especially drama that has any kind of cultural resonance.
But "Nashville," which debuts at 10 p.m. Wednesday on ABC, is the one new network drama that pretty much has it all.
In the world...
| May 9, 2013
| 4:26 PM
The '80s live on at The CW: modest-performing "The Carrie Diaries" will return next season, along with spy drama "Nikita." And the network is adding four dramas to its 2013-14 schedule, most rapt in the sci-fi world.
That takes "Nikita," which...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 1:56 PM
NBC has renewed the Chicago-set and filmed "Chicago Fire" along with four other dramas, the network announced Friday.
"Chicago Fire" has done OK in the ratings, but more importantly it has boosted NBC's 9 p.m. Wednesday ratings by 24 percent year-over-...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 12:03 PM
We seem to be on an entertainment streak this week, so this seemed as good a time as any to collect my thoughts on the bygone NBC cult hit “Friday Night Lights.” I’m terrified to report that throughout my viewing of all five seasons, I...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 9:20 AM
Everyone seems to be upset about the Emmys last night. And it's not just because of the bizarre inclusion of the singing Emmytones.
It's what's being perceived as a big diss for HBO's "Boardwalk Empire." After winning a slew of technical awards at the...