| Jan 17, 2013
| 7:46 PM
Television executive Peter Liguori was named the new chief executive of Tribune Co. Thursday, taking the reins of the reorganized Chicago-based media company weeks after its emergence from bankruptcy.
In a widely expected announcement, Liguori, 52, a...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 8:22 AM
Charles Durning, a Tony Award-winning actor whose prolific work in films and television included supporting roles in the classic comedy "Tootsie" and the TV sitcom "Evening Shade," died Monday. He was 89.
Durning, a decorated veteran of World War II,...
| 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 18, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Early in "The Michael J. Fox Show," the central character -- who is not exactly Michael J. Fox, but close enough -- tells his wife of an appearance on the "Today" show: "I'd just be a feel-good story to them." And therein lies the nagging problem with a...
| 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...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Beer and spirits ads have long graced the airwaves, but these days some networks are serving drinks with a noticeable twist: beverages mixed into scripts and sets, or liquor ads that take an extra splash of the spotlight.
"Spirits and beer have never...
| 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...