| Oct 29, 2014
| 1:33 PM
The Broadway actor Steven Pasquale, recently a star of "Bridges of Madison County," is to play the role of the carnival barker Billy Bigelow in Rob Ashford's upcoming Lyric Opera of Chicago production of "Carousel," the Lyric announced Wednesday....
| Oct 28, 2014
| 12:30 PM
John Landgraf has studied the mechanics of making television shows. He's made a point to learn about the many jobs, above and below the line, that coalesce into the finished product.
The knowledge he's gained over 25-plus years of working in TV has...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 11:12 AM
Sometimes a picture can sell a show. Just look at Denis Leary.
He will headline another series for FX, but this time the "Rescue Me" star is going the comedy route.
Leary will play a washed-up rock musician in "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll," a series he...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 12:01 PM
Denis Leary is back in business with FX, but this time he's trading in his firefighter gear for a microphone as he plays an aging rocker desperate for his last chance at rock 'n' roll fame in the comedy series "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll."
The cable channel...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The annual parade of Sept. 11 anniversary specials has been such that networks have been forced to become increasingly creative to turn up fresh angles. Two airing in close proximity reflect this challenge, with "A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY,"...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Julia Hartz, 34, is co-founder and president of Eventbrite, the San Francisco company that has carved out a niche in the multibillion-dollar ticketing industry by focusing on the "democratization" of online ticketing. It helps anyone —...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Greg Kinnear just might be the poor man's antihero.
At a time when the television scene is seemingly at capacity with its band of flawed leading men plagued by moral ambiguity, the actor is tasked with dining alongside the brooding men of prestige...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 1:57 PM
Denis Leary, who starred in FX's critically acclaimed "Rescue Me," is returning to the network with a new comedy pilot, "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll."
Leary also wrote the pilot, which is produced by FX Productions and Fox Television Studios. It will mark his...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Denis Leary charmed the Television Critics Assn. crowd Saturday morning with his distinct brand of foul-mouthed swagger as he tubthumped USA Network's upcoming original comedy "Sirens."
Leary is producing USA's rendition of a British series revolving...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Who doesn't like Greg Kinnear?
With his big worried eyes and leading-man smile, Kinnear inevitably brings an endearing, if slightly anxious, charm to any role he plays. The gay hate-crime victim in "As Good as It Gets. The reluctant buddy to Pierce...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 4:28 PM
"The Michael J. Fox Show" (NBC, Thursdays). I come to spare a few good words and happy thoughts for this fine family sitcom, to praise and not to bury it, though the dominant (and no doubt accurate) line in the press is that it is fatally low-rated and...