| Aug 25, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her third consecutive Emmy for lead actress in a comedy for her portrayal of the sharp-tongued and ambitious Selina Meyer, the fictional vice president of the United States, in HBO's "Veep," beating out a formidable field that...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 7:58 AM
Melissa McCarthy, starring in "The Heat" (which opens Friday) with Sandra Bullock, is a talented comedic actress, on screens big ("Bridesmaids") and small ("Mike and Molly"). But she seems to have had to spend a lot of time talking to interviewers...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 5:32 PM
From Seth MacFarlane and some other producers behind the hit "Family Guy," "Dads" is a new Fox comedy about the often-shaky dynamic between aging fathers and their adult sons who are horrified by their behavior and views.
But the series was anything but...
| May 15, 2013
| 8:20 AM
NEW YORK -- Wrapping up a season in which it will finish first in both viewers and the crucial adults 18-49 demographic that advertisers favor, CBS unveiled a fall television schedule with four new comedies and two dramas.
For CBS, the win in adults 18-...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 7:36 AM
After the coffee. Before seeing if my back pain has abated enough for exercise.
The Skinny: I watched "League of Denial" on "Frontline" about the NFL's response (or lack thereof) to the concussion issue. Tough stuff. You can find it online if you missed...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:30 PM
CBS is making big changes to its Monday night lineup after a disappointing start in the new fall television season.
Gone after just two episodes is the new situation comedy "We Are Men," which was airing in the 8:30 p.m. time slot. "We Are Men," which...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"Modern Family" has won the comedy series Emmy for each of its three seasons. Other shows that have gone the three-peat route — "30 Rock," "Taxi," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "All in the Family" and "The Dick Van Dyke Show" — were denied a...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 6:09 AM
Here are some notable shows on TV during the week of Nov. 4 to Nov. 10.
Monday, Nov. 4
Mike & Molly
8 p.m. Monday, CBS
A freshman comedy whose name I've already forgotten was canceled, so "Mike & Molly" is back! Chicago-area native Melissa McCarthy...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Melissa McCarthy is having a nice film career, so how come her CBS sitcom, "Mike & Molly," isn't turning into a major TV hit?
"Mike & Molly" returned for its fourth season last week with less-than-robust ratings: 9.2 million total viewers, according...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 4:31 AM
Like I said in my review of Sunday's telecast, you ultimately have to praise any broadcasters who can maintain their focus for more than five hours as CBS Sports did Sunday in telecasting the Ravens loss to the Bears.
Five hours, a long delay and much...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 6:00 AM
On Fox's Stage 20 in Century City, tension was building during a rehearsal of the television network's freshman comedy "Dads."
The disharmony had nothing to do with the cloud that has hung over "Dads" since even before its launch last September when...