| 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 11, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Continuing its push into the scripted comedy space, USA Network has given a 13-episode second season order to exec producers Denis Leary and Bob Fisher's "Sirens."
The half-hour laugher is based on a U.K. series (which, in turn, takes its material from a...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 6:51 PM
There's no cause for alarm for the Denis Leary-produced comedy "Sirens." USA Network has renewed the half-hour for a second season.
The series, which sets its focus on a group of Chicago EMTs, received a 13-episode order for its second outing, the...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Darkness becomes FX.
Whether it's the Southern Gothic tone of "Justified," the evil incarnate of "American Horror Story," the Cold War paranoia of "The Americans" or the underlying menace of "Sons of Anarchy," the deeply flawed characters populating...
| 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,"...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:07 AM
With the new TV season upon us, let's step back and look at the new shows based out of Chicago (an unprecedented six TV series are here this fall), plus shows filming elsewhere that feature Chicago actors.
First, what's shooting in town:
| Sep 26, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Hello, America! Here are your boys Michael J. Fox and Robin Williams back again on television, each with a series of his own (each premiering Thursday), each with the dust of many roads upon him.
They have had their triumphs, their tribulations, their...
| May 13, 2013
| 8:02 AM
NEW YORK -- Coming off a television season that saw its ratings fall by 20%, Fox unveiled a new schedule heavy on big names both in front of and behind the camera in hopes of rejuvenating its prime-time lineup.
“We’re making the biggest...