| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
It's a grand era for TV drama, and one of the season's most enjoyable, "Penny Dreadful," concludes its first year. Here a few programs to keep in mind this weekend:
Showtime didn't make the "Penny Dreadful" finale available; it airs at 10 p.m. Sunday....
| Jun 5, 2014
| 5:30 AM
James Spader pauses when asked the question anyone who's followed his long career has contemplated: Why does he so often play inscrutable oddballs?
"Maybe it's that I like reading something on the page that allows you to fill in the blanks as an...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:30 PM
On Tuesday night, Variety's annual "Night in the Writers' Room" assembled an eclectic array of scribes from the worlds of comedy and drama for an in-depth discussion at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. Variety TV critic Brian Lowry moderated...
| May 16, 2014
| 11:59 AM
**1/2 (out of 4)
At its core, "Gang Related" is a story about conflict. Like the Martin Scorsese blockbuster "The Departed," the new Fox series (premiering Thursday) is a story of a cop with family ties to crime. Ryan Lopez (Ramon Rodriguez), an officer...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 8:08 AM
Entertainment Weekly's home page trumpets its main coverage subjects directly beneath its logo: TV, TV Recaps, Movies, Music, Books, Video.
The addition of TV Recaps came in late April, and its presence — independent of TV and ahead of Movies...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 10:59 AM
Tom Perrotta's novels are proving irresistible to Hollywood. First there was "Election," both funny and dark, and the much more serious "Little Children," for which Perrotta got an Oscar nomination. Now comes "The Leftovers," a new drama on HBO that makes...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 10:30 AM
After all the psychic energy expended fretting about how Damon Lindelof's last series, "Lost," would end (a finish many found lacking), it's perhaps understandable why he'd be drawn to "The Leftovers," Tom Perrotta's provocative book, where the big...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 1:21 PM
HBO's latest Quality Entertainment, "The Leftovers," arrives Sunday. Developed by Damon Lindelof ("Lost") and Tom Perrotta from Perrotta's 2011 novel, it is set in a New York small town three years after the sudden disappearance of 2% of the world's...
| May 10, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The fancy drinks and celebrity shout-outs don't mean anything.
Next week, thousands of advertisers, media executives, actors, agents and producers will converge on New York City as the biggest TV outlets in the nation unveil their fall schedules to the...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:25 PM
A&E is set to enter into the well-trod road of loved ones inexplicably coming back from the dead with its American remake of the highly regarded French series, "The Returned." The channel ordered a 10-episode first season on Tuesday.
Former "Lost" co-...
| May 6, 2014
| 8:59 AM
We are legion!
TV fanatics who, after a day mired in social media viral videos and flotsam that calls itself entertainment, opt for shows with character. We're the masses rejecting HBO's "Game of Thrones." Yes, we consider action and story progression...