| 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...
| 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....
| 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,"...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Very few shows could pull off a homage to the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman without seeming exploitative, sensational or culturally carnivorous. Only one could do it in the middle of an episode dealing with a bunch of missing anthrax and Garret...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Diane Farr is set to guest star on the sixth season of the USA Network dramedy "Royal Pains."
Farr, best known for her role as Megan Reeves on the CBS crime drama "Numb8rs," will play a private investigator who fears that her illness may prevent her from...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 5:45 AM
Strive as one might for objectivity, certain shows come equipped with viewer expectations. So when Denis Leary announced that USA would be debuting his comedic accompaniment to "Rescue Me," a natural reaction, at least among Leary fans, would have been...
| 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...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 8:30 AM
"Rescue Me" enjoyed a long run on FX, but Denis Leary apparently wasn't quite finished with it. So he's essentially taken the comedic half of the show's fire-department antics and (with some help) transformed it into "Sirens," a moderately amusing and...
| 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...