| Dec 6, 2013
| 12:30 PM
TV is hoping to use "How Do You Solve a Problem like Maria" to solve its ongoing problem with viewership.
The networks are serving up specials and program launches so fast and furious this month that TV is starting to serve up content a lot like...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 7:44 AM
The fall TV season is wrapping up with finales and holiday specials. Here are a handful of viewing options for Dec. 16-Dec. 22.
This schedule of premieres, finales, movies and specials includes many holiday programs, but you can find an even more...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 3:11 PM
24 hours of "A Christmas Story" (TBS, Tuesday and Wednesday). Jean Shepherd's hardy holiday classic turns 30 this year. (I will pause for those who need to sit for a second in order to take that number in.) Adding tradition to tradition, TBS will again...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The "I Love Lucy Christmas Special" features two episodes, both from 1956: "The Christmas Episode" and one of the all-time favorites, "Lucy's Italian Movie." The episodes are colorized, which could incite purists to revolt. Take heart, though....
| Sep 22, 2013
| 6:30 AM
When it comes to Hollywood's hold on everyday fashion, movies frequently steal most of the credit -- two-hour immersions where one comes up coveting Alicia Silverstone's knee-highs in "Clueless" or Jennifer Beals' off-the-shoulder sweat shirt in...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 11:14 AM
It's time, dear reader, to raise a glass to Mick Napier, improv queen Susan Messing, wild Joe Bill, hard-toiling Jennifer Estlin, restless Mark Sutton and the Annoyance Theatre, which have, improbably, survived together for 25 years.
On Aug. 18, the...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 11:20 AM
Sirena Irwin has been rocking the curly red hair (OK, it's a wig) and wide-eyed charm of Lucille Ball — or at least Lucy Ricardo — since last fall in "I Love Lucy Live on Stage." The hit show, created by director Rick Sparks and producer Kim...
| Feb 9, 2013
I was 45 minutes late to our first date at Osteria Mozza when the Cute Gardener took one look at me over the rim of his glasses, pushed a menu toward me and asked if I would mind if we just ordered a bunch of plates to share. Flustered from my driving...
| Dec 2, 2012
Dann Cahn obituary: A photo caption with the obituary of film editor Dann Cahn in the Nov. 25 California section described Cahn as the last of the "I Love Lucy" show's creative team. As the obituary noted, Cahn was the last surviving member of the show'...
| Nov 25, 2012
Using a newly developed editing machine that he dubbed the "three-headed monster," Dann Cahn pioneered multi-camera editing on sitcoms in the 1950s while helping to craft a classic, "I Love Lucy."
"Lucy" broke ground in television by employing three...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 10:16 AM
These two comedic kittens may remind you of the popular "I Love Lucy" series because they are constantly entertaining.
Lucy and Ricky were born in the shelter and are now 4 months old. As litter mates, they naturally love playing together, and they also...