| May 11, 2011
| 9:50 AM
"House" is leaving the building, "30 Rock" has rolled away, "The Middle" is coming to an end, and "American Idol" will soon be idle.
A generation ago, the end of the broadcast networks' season meant the beginning of the "nothing worth watching" season....
| May 13, 2011
| 7:31 AM
In novels and songs, in movies and plays and TV shows, addiction to drugs and alcohol is a frequent theme. Steve Earle's new novel "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) is the latest, but here are some previous standouts...
| May 16, 2011
| 6:28 AM
It's kind of amazing how Fox can simultaneously make me cheer and boo with its programming choices. And it's all my fault, I guess.
I don't like reality TV, and with today's announcement of its 2011-12 primetime schedule, Fox proves it plans to dominate...
| 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 16, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Editor's Note: This is the second of two parts.
After getting home from UC Irvine's gastrointestinal clinic, we cried, each blaming ourselves for causing what would surely be a life-changing illness.
I called my sister Libby, a breast cancer survivor...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 11:55 AM
Anyone want to place a bet if Fox's sci-fi drama "Terra Nova" does not premiere Oct. 3? That is the latest premiere date for the dinosaur/time-travel thriller from Steven Spielberg, which seems to have been delayed more times than there are prehistoric...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 1:47 PM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Sela Ward was born in Meridian, Miss., on this day in 1956. This birthday gal currently stars as Jo Danville on "CSI: NY." She gained her greatest fame starring on the series "Sisters" and "Once and Again." She played a recurring...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 7:25 AM
Premium pay channel HBO dominated the nominations Thursday for the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, earning a stunning 104 nods, including honors for its two freshman series, "Game of Thrones" and "Boardwalk Empire," as well as the acclaimed miniseries...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 7:02 AM
Quite a few TV actors were likely surprised early Thursday when they heard about their Emmy nomination, but none more visibly than Plainfield native Melissa McCarthy.
"Yikes," said McCarthy, 40, who was announcing the nominees live when her own name came...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 4:13 AM
Welcome to the pack, "Game of Thrones" and "Parks and Recreation"!
Nominations for the 2011 Emmys were announced Thursday morning and a group of newbies are deservedly joining the pack of usual suspects. HBO's "Mildred Pierce" led overall noms with 21,...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 11:20 AM
You didn't think Ashton Kutcher was saving "Two and a Half Men" for free, did you? CBS struck a sweet deal with Kutcher; he'll make $700,000 per episode.
That makes him the highest paid sitcom actor on TV, according to TV Guide Magazine, but its still...