| May 16, 2013
| 6:00 AM
When the producers of "Modern Family" claimed in a full-page Variety ad two years ago that curvaceous star Sofia Vergara would run naked down Sunset Boulevard if the ABC sitcom won the Emmy (it did, and she didn't), it may have seemed as if award...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 7:04 PM
Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner, joined in comedy history as the 2,000-year-old man and his interviewer, and joined at the hip in life, made a tandem, two-headed appearance Monday afternoon at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills. With Judd Apatow as...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 7:47 PM
Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys have begun filming "The Americans" for FX in Brooklyn.
I'm looking forward to the series, a Cold War spy drama set in the 1980s and scheduled to premiere in January 2013. It comes from "Falling Skies" producer Joe Weisberg,...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 8:49 AM
FX's modern-Western series continues to boast a strong performance by Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens, the federal lawman determined to keep his region of Kentucky safe from criminals such as Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins). That's still far from a simple...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 8:11 PM
Linda Gehringer said she enjoys creating roles in plays.
Gehringer, an actress who lives in Laguna Beach, is a staple at South Coast Repertory, as well as a television actress on shows like "Touch" with Kiefer Sutherland and "Justified," she said.
| Mar 24, 2013
| 4:37 PM
Natalie Zea says she prefers doing comedies, but her characters in two high-profile dramas find themselves in peril this week.
"Oh, God, I know. I gotta get away from this," she said Friday with a chuckle. "I've got to go do some sort of slapstick...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 9:23 PM
Like the entire fourth season, the latest episode "Justified" was smart, funny and nerve-wracking. It was also kind of sweet thanks to the return of Natalie Zea.
She hasn't been a regular on the show--she's working on Fox's "The Following"--but the...
| May 15, 2011
Television takes the spotlight starting Monday at the upfronts in New York City, when most networks will announce which shows live and die. Many decisions will hinge on issues of substance — ratings and cost and critical acclaim. But no one should...
| Sep 18, 2011
For a television critic, the Emmys are always a mixed bag. It's always great when shows and performances we have supported from the beginning are recognized, but sometimes — if you can believe it — the shows and people we believe deserve to...
| Jul 15, 2011
How do you argue with any master list that includes Jane Lynch, Kathy Bates, Margo Martindale, Melissa McCarthy, Martha Plimpton, Kelly MacDonald, Betty White, Kristen Wiig and Joan Cusack?
There were a number of surprises, both heartening and...
| 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...