| 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...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 9:53 AM
I look forward to January TV because one of my favorite shows, FX's "Justified," always premieres at the midseason. But the 2013 midseason schedule is special for another reason: "Cougar Town" begins its new life on TBS Jan. 8, the same night Season 4...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Fox will have more killing and comedy next season. The network announced Monday it was renewing Kevin Bacon's serial killer drama "The Following" and the comedies "The Mindy Project," "New Girl" and "Raising Hope."
"New Girl" will return for a third...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 2:28 PM
The 2013 Chicago Improv Festival kicked off earlier this week with Craig Cackowski — a veteran Second City and iO performer seen in recent years on NBC's "Community" — asking the audience for a suggested location. The first reply shouted out...
| May 16, 2013
| 12:10 PM
No wonder sitcom creators liken getting a series on the air to creating a child; months or years of development need to combine with patience, love and the willingness to modify and tweak a concept until it hurts. Here, we talk with some of TV's top...
| May 12, 2013
| 9:44 PM
NEW YORK -- With ratings for "American Idol" tumbling and few new hits to speak of other than "The Following," Fox will unveil a 2013-14 schedule Monday that includes five new comedies and four dramas during its upfront presentation to advertisers in...