| 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...
| 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...
| May 14, 2014
| 7:28 AM
"Two and a Half Men" will end its run after its upcoming 12th season on CBS.
CBS entertainment chairman Nina Tassler made the announcement Wednesday during the network's press briefing ahead of its presentation to advertisers.
"Chuck Lorre is creating...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 9:00 AM
It is a good time to be Melissa McCarthy. McCarthy was nominated for supporting actress for her performance in "Bridesmaids" two years ago, won an Emmy for her TV series "Mike & Molly," was second to Jennifer Lawrence in a recent poll of best-liked...
| Dec 31, 2013
It was all repeats, all the time in primetime on the broadcast networks Monday night. "Mike & Molly" scored the night's best audience in both viewers and adults 18-49, leading CBS to a win in both categories....
| 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...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 1:24 PM
It's a big week for Melissa McCarthy, since in addition to her "Bridesmaids" performance, her Emmy-nominated work in this CBS sitcom also hits home video.
The actress graduated from supporting player ("Gilmore Girls") to star as the female half of a...