| Dec 28, 2012
Fontella Bass, 72, a St. Louis-born soul singer who hit the top of the R&B charts with "Rescue Me" in 1965, died Wednesday at a St. Louis hospice of complications from a heart attack suffered three weeks ago, said her daughter, Neuka Mitchell. Bass had...
| 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...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Seth Meyers and Hannibal Buress are coming home for the fifth annual TBS Just for Laughs Chicago comedy festival in June.
Evanston native Meyers, who runs the "Saturday Night Live" writers' room and "Weekend Update," is one of the festival's anchors--get...
| 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...
| May 24, 2013
| 8:30 AM
"Graceland," an original crime drama premiering June 6 on USA Network, isn't set in Memphis.
Instead, the location is sunny and sexy Manhattan Beach, where agents with the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration and Immigration and Customs Enforcement...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 8:32 AM
“Graceland” star Daniel Sunjata decided to become an actor partly because he would get to experience different challenges on the job. At the time he may not have been thinking he’d have to surf.
“My surfing? As Daniel, not so...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Veteran character actor Jack McGee, known for his stints on "NYPD Blue" and "Rescue Me," is in a shoe-box-sized room gobbling like a turkey — to the immense pleasure of four grown men.
"Sound a little more defeated," the writers and producers...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 2:42 PM
Talk about a control freak. Chelsea Handler, the late-night TV host whose comic memoirs have been turned into "Are You There, Chelsea?" (7:30 p.m. Jan. 11, NBC; 2 stars), can't step out of the limelight in the new sitcom.
"That '70s Show" alum Laura...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 11:04 AM
Art imitates life to a degree in "Necessary Roughness," an engaging new dramedy premiering Wednesday, June 29, on USA Network.
Inspired by the story of Dr. Donna Dannanfelser, who worked as a therapist for the New York Jets in the mid-1990s, the series...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 6:19 AM
USA network prides itself on its "blue skies" dramas, but those skies get cloudy in the intriguing new series, "Necessary Roughness" (9 p.m. June 29, USA; ** 1/2 stars out of 4).
"Life is like football," Long Island therapist Dani Santino says in the...