| Oct 10, 2013
| 10:30 AM
In summer 2000, TNT might have been best known for Saturday night airings of "MonsterVision," hosted by cult-movie aficionado Joe Bob Briggs. Imagine the eyebrows the network must have raised when it unveiled "Bull" that August.
"Bull" was a scripted...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 3:37 AM
The "it" in question is Hannah's OCD, which apparently was a serious problem when she was in high school.
With the first real deadline for her e-book on the horizon, she's regressing into obsessive behaviors, namely counting to eight. A lot. She counts...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:00 AM
While television pundits work themselves into an honors-English lather deconstructing the minutiae of "Breaking Bad's" final episodes, let us pause for a moment, crack a window and possibly a beer, and consider Thursday's final episode of USA's "Burn...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 11:34 AM
Writers from more than 20 shows on the NBC and USA networks are leaning on Comcast/NBCU CEO Stephen Burke to honor the results of a recent union election at NBCU-owned Peacock Productions.
Peacock produces nonfiction programming, including "Caught on...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 3:30 PM
A powerful recurring motif in the varied works of Christopher Guest is the dummy.
From early sketch comedy on "Saturday Night Live" through a series of mock documentaries, the looming figure is an essential part of the Guest aesthetic. It can be a...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
USA might want to consider changing its tag line from "Characters Welcome" to "Welcome to Summer."
Beginning with the groundbreaking "Monk," which premiered in July 2002, the NBC/Universal-owned network has staked a successful claim to the months...
| May 10, 2013
| 5:43 PM
"Burn Notice," the spy-themed action drama on USA will come to an end after its seventh season, set to debut June 6.
Fans of the series, which has inspired a devoted cult following and a spin-off prequel movie, "Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe," can...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 10:47 AM
DENNY CRANE calls it "mad cow," but viewers of "Boston Legal" know William Shatner's character is in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. Another character on the show, Jerry Espenson (played by Christian Clemenson), has strange tics, can't keep his...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 8:36 PM
Dreaming of a white Christmas in sunny Southern California?
To see snow really fall in Costa Mesa, just buy a ticket for one of the holiday season's hottest tickets: the Broadway musical version of Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" at the Segerstrom...
| Jan 29, 2012
L.A. Clipper Chris Paul may be quick down the court, but he moves pretty fast when it comes to buying multimillion-dollar real estate too.
The All-Star bought and closed on the Bel-Air home of singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne for $8.495 million just a...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 10:42 AM
In The CW's new drama, "Ringer," Nestor Carbonell plays FBI agent Victor Machado, whose key witness, Bridget Kelly (Sarah Michelle Gellar), has disappeared before she was set to testify in a trial that would send a mob boss to prison.