| May 13, 2013
| 6:27 AM
After the coffee. Before getting through two upfronts in one day.
The Skinny: It's a beautiful day here in New York. Too bad I'll spend it indoors at the NBC and Fox upfronts, and then running in and out of Starbucks to steal their Wi-Fi to file blog...
| May 13, 2013
| 12:23 PM
NEW YORK -- In a time long removed from Michael Scott and must-see TV, NBC is hoping Michael J. Fox and Sean Hayes can help fill its Thursday night comedy void.
The network on Monday unveiled its programming for the year ahead during its annual upfront...
| May 15, 2013
| 10:49 AM
As the television networks announced their fall schedules during this week's upfronts, news was pretty mixed for TV's LGBT characters.
The good news first: Former "Will & Grace" star Sean Hayes is returning to NBC with a new sitcom bound to touch on gay...
| May 22, 2013
| 1:22 PM
Jennifer Aniston joined Ellen DeGeneres as guest co-host Wednesday on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." To prepare for the gig, she went to the house of former co-star Matthew Perry with cameras in tow to ask for advice. What she got was a mini "Friends"...
| May 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
If there were an Emmy for Most Disturbingly Apt Title of Series, NBC's new comedy "Save Me" would win hands down. It just works on so many levels.
"Save me" is certainly the phrase that surges to a critic's mind moments into the ludicrous machinations...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:00 PM
The landscape of network television was radically different 16 years ago when Ellen DeGeneres came out on her ABC sitcom "Ellen" during the "Puppy Episode." The scene sent shock waves across the country, and ground was both broken and paved for gay rights...
| May 30, 2013
| 4:11 PM
Matthew Perry is opening up about his struggle with addiction while playing sarcastic goofball Chandler Bing on the hit sitcom "Friends" and how he's now working to assist men with similar battles.
Now that he's sober, the actor has focused his energy...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 5:30 AM
"The Sound of Music" has been sweet to Laura Benanti. In 1998 at the age of just 18, she made her Broadway debut as Maria in a revival of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, but it was her role last month as Maria's rival, the jilted Elsa Schrader, in NBC'...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Laura Benanti wants a bigger audience.
Not just for herself, mind you, but for all theatrical endeavors.
"I'm trying to do whatever I can to bring this art form to the next generation," the singer-actress says on the phone from her home in New York....
| May 9, 2014
| 9:07 PM
Laura Benanti was born to be on stage.
Not just because she could sing the entire score to Stephen Sondheim's "Follies" by the time she was 10.
Or because she trick-or-treated while costumed as the leading lady from Sondheim's "Passion."
| Jul 7, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Comedy writer Scott Silveri has inked a rich three-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV.
Silveri, a highly sought-after showrunner, fielded offers from all of the major TV shops, a sign of the strong demand for experienced comedy scribes even as...