| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:15 AM
Years of amateur and professional TV-watching and the impressive title attached to my byline notwithstanding, I have never believed that I would last a minute as a television programmer. I know what I like, and usually why I like it, but what will float...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:03 AM
"Bates Motel" The A&E prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's iconic "Psycho" sounded like such a bad idea, even in the hands of Carlton Cuse ("Lost") and Kerry Ehrin ("Friday Night Lights"). Who would want to watch the presumably Freudian-nightmarish young...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 2:13 PM
If binge-watching the second season of "House of Cards," Netflix's misanthropic political thriller, isn't your idea of romance, take heart: There are plenty of other shows that celebrate love in its myriad forms available for you to binge-watch this...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 6:13 AM
Figure skating, skiing and hockey at the Sochi Olympics are likely to command the biggest audiences this week. NBC should score another easy win in the ratings.
But it's a busy week for other reasons. Jimmy Fallon takes over "The Tonight Show," now in...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 6:30 AM
No one can accuse the people at the CW of not giving its audience what they think it wants.
"Star-Crossed," which premieres Monday and might easily be reverse-engineered from its title alone — it's "Romeo and Juliet," with aliens — adds...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 7:00 AM
NBC is using the final days of the Winter Olympics to debut two family comedies, neither of which live up to their moderately high concepts.
"About a Boy," which premieres Saturday before moving to Tuesdays, is based on the 2002 film of the same name...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 12:27 PM
NBC is devoting its prime time to the Sochi Olympics for two weeks, but the network is keeping fans of four of its popular shows happy with new web series.
The network will stream four-part original web series of "Chicago Fire," "Parks and Recreation,"...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 12:16 PM
Deeply rooted in the American psyche is the idea of a young person, itching for adventure or fortune or transformation, leaving a small hometown and setting out into the wide world, usually landing in a big city, perhaps finding what he or she was looking...
| May 17, 2011
| 6:00 AM
ABC on Tuesday announced its 2011-12 prime time schedule that includes 13 new shows, seven of which will premiere this fall. Among the new entries is "Pan Am," adrama about pilots and flight attendants set in the 1960s (everyone seems to be creating their...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 6:20 AM
"Modern Family" earned six nominations for the first Critics' Choice Television Awards. The ABC comedy led with the most nominations; "Mad Men" earned five, while "Boardwalk Empire" and "30 Rock" had four each.
The awards are given by the Broadcast...
| Dec 4, 2011
A Westside compound that "Twilight" stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart had been leasing for the last several months has come on the market at $5.995 million.
Built in the 1990s, the west-facing property encompasses almost half an acre and...