| Dec 22, 2014
| 4:00 AM
In the early 1990s, writer-director Jim Abrahams was making a big studio comedy about a mission to kill a foreign dictator — and not just any foreign dictator, one the United States had recently gone to war against: Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein....
| Dec 19, 2014
| 9:00 AM
It's that most wonderful time of the year, when people who presume to know start telling you what the 10 (or 20 or 100) "Best fill-in-the-blanks" are. I am a TV critic, so my list will be about television and I'm going to make it, honor bright, in just...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
USA Network, known for TV dramas of the laid-back variety, is adding more tension to its lineup.
For years the cable channel has applied a lighthearted filter — dubbed within the industry as a "blue skies" approach — to its roster of...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Premiering three years ago, when the TV-renaissance bacchanal had reached fever pitch, "The Newsroom" was greeted with giddy anticipation — Aaron Sorkin on HBO!
It was followed by an often weirdly personal disappointment when the series failed...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 8:45 AM
The cast of the TV classic, "The Love Boat," made another run Wednesday, reuniting in Fort Lauderdale to help usher a new Princess Cruises ship into the 21st century.
The actors joined more than 20 of the ABC show's guest stars aboard the new Regal...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 9:02 PM
The conversation moves — on foot, since Sandy Dvore doesn't sit down for long — to a small room in the back of this West Hollywood apartment, where the resident reaches into a pile of old artifacts and holds up an old black-and-white...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 3:32 PM
Marcia Strassman, an actress who found fame on the 1970s hit TV sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter" and later starred in the 1989 Disney family film "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids," died Friday at her home in Sherman Oaks. She was 66 and had breast cancer, according...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Actress Marcia Strassman, who is known for her roles in such hits as "Welcome Back, Kotter" and "M*A*S*H," died on Friday after a long fight with breast cancer, her sister Julie Strassman confirmed. She was 66.
Along with her many TV credits, Strassman...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 10:30 AM
In a bold surprise, HBO said it will launch a stand-alone over-the-top service in the U.S. next year, HBO chief Richard Plepler confirmed Wednesday.
"This will be transformative for our company," Plepler said during his presentation at Time Warner's...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 10:32 PM
In the beginning, not even Elliott Gould understood what director Robert Altman was doing. Gould was a young actor with just three movies on his resume back in 1969, and here he was on the set of a wartime comedy called “MASH,” with a...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
There's a backstage drama happening this fall on TV, and it's all about comedy.
The major networks are in a sitcom slump, unable to generate the kind of magic found in shows like "Seinfeld," "Friends" and "The Big Bang Theory."