| Aug 21, 2012
| 7:22 AM
Fox is so excited about its new Tuesday night comedy line-up for the fall season that it's giving Chicago residents an opportunity to preview all four comedies airing that night.
This Sunday, Fox will host an advance preview screening of the new comedies...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 3:10 PM
It's like stuffing a car full of clowns ... A carload of TV stars with Chicago ties are among the 765 artists set to make funny April 1-7 at the 16th annual Chicago Improv Festival.
"I'm thrilled that Craig and I will finally get to make stuff up for...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 12:36 PM
New Fall TV shows may be getting most of the ad time these days, but I'm excited about one old favorite that's getting some new blood in its Season 3 premiere.
Mother-daughter duo Tippi Hedren and Melanie Griffith guest star in the premiere as Sabrina's...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 2:05 PM
If you compare working on a TV show to going to school, "Raising Hope" star Lucas Neff had a heck of a summer break.
"It's a lot of sleep deprivation, but it's good," Neff told me during a phone conversation Sunday. "It's a lot of fun."
| Oct 2, 2012
| 9:30 AM
October's TV programming might be heavy on the Halloween-themed stuff, but that's not all the networks have to offer. "30 Rock" and "Community" return for their final seasons. "Happy Endings" is back, as well as a new season of "American Horror Story,"...
| Oct 30, 2012
Alan Kirschenbaum, 51, a television producer and comedy writer who worked on such shows as "Raising Hope," "My Name is Earl" and "Yes, Dear," which he co-created, was found dead Friday at his Burbank home.
Early reports indicate he may have committed...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 7:12 AM
Few network shows celebrate Halloween as well as sitcoms, and Tuesday's Fox lineup is going all out for the holiday.
"We've got a great Halloween episode," Chicago native and "Raising Hope" star Lucas Neff told me recently. "Burt [Garret Dillahunt] and I...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 11:35 AM
Chicago TV viewers get their first look at Fox's new Chicago filmed and set drama, "The Mob Doctor," on Sept. 17, the network announced Monday.
The series, about--you guessed it--a doctor for the mob, stars Jordana Spiro of "My Boys" fame as the...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 3:08 PM
Want to see how a TV star approaches his work? Lucas Neff, star of the Fox comedy "Raising Hope," is coming home to Chicago Friday to present a workshop on "Acting for the Camera" at his alma mater, the University of Illinois at Chicago.
The public is...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 9:34 AM
Lucas Neff wants you to tune in to his Fox comedy, "Raising Hope," and he offered an extra incentive to watch the March 13 episode.
"You have me getting spanked a lot," he told me Sunday at the Coffee Studio in Andersonville. (Watch the video above.)...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 5:47 PM
When Jackalope Theatre Company stages the world premiere of "The Last Duck" on Thursday and Friday, playwright Lucas Neff probably won't breathe a sigh of relief.
"I'm an expectant parent," Neff said during a recent chat at the Coffee Studio in...