| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:09 AM
Premiering this weekend: The show most likely to be this summer's breakout hit.
A creepy epic, "The Strain" arrives with enough frightening flair to engross — and gross out — viewers who are missing "The Walking Dead."
The FX drama, debuting...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 10:50 AM
It's not happily ever after for Emilie de Ravin. The "Once Upon a Time" star and her husband Joshua Janowicz are reportedly getting a divorce -- again.
Janowicz filed divorce papers in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday citing irreconcilable...
| 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
| 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 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...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Amazon Studios announced hour-long contagion thriller "Hysteria," created by Shaun Cassidy and starring Mena Suvari, will join its third pilot season later this year.
The show is written by Cassidy, a former pop star whose TV production credits include...
| 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 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 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Once upon a time, most women on television all looked like Donna Reed. Today, it's a great time to be a woman of color working in television.
Last season, three women of color -- "Scandal's" Kerry Washington, "Modern Family's" Sofia Vergara and "Steel...
| 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...