| Sep 24, 2013
| 10:30 AM
NBC's James Spader drama "The Blacklist" opened very well Monday, taking advantage of its sizable "Voice" lead-in to handily win its head-to-head showdown with fellow CBS rookie drama "Hostages" as the television season officially commenced.
| Sep 26, 2013
| 10:08 AM
With another comedy series Emmy in hand, "Modern Family" returned for a fifth season Wednesday as the night's highest-rated show, according to early numbers from Nielsen.
The season premiere of the ensemble comedy following the lives of a Southern...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Frankly, it sounded pretty stupid. For reasons unknown, electricity fails worldwide, sending humanity into a post-technological free-fall. Weeds grow in the Capitol (very "Logan's Run"), young women defend their families with bows and arrows (very "Hunger...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 9:26 AM
ABC had a couple things to party about Wednesday night.
"Super Fun Night," the freshman comedy starring Rebel Wilson, got a super big surge in the 18-to-49 age group compared with its last first-run airing two weeks ago, growing its rating 24% to a 2.1,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 2:30 PM
NBC's nice start to the season continued Wednesday when it relaunched "Revolution" on its new night to time-period improvement and used an expanded episode of "Law & Order: SVU" to close strong. ABC won in young adults behind "Modern Family," which was...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:17 PM
NBC has been in the ratings doghouse for years. So how is it that the long-suffering network is en route to win the first week of the new TV season?
We've got two words for you: "The Voice."
The singing contest returned for its fifth cycle this...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 1:56 PM
NBC has renewed the Chicago-set and filmed "Chicago Fire" along with four other dramas, the network announced Friday.
"Chicago Fire" has done OK in the ratings, but more importantly it has boosted NBC's 9 p.m. Wednesday ratings by 24 percent year-over-...
| May 2, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Each week Times TV Critic Mary McNamara offers her viewing picks for the coming week:
"Bletchley Circle": Socially provocative and gorgeously acted, this three-part British miniseries, which ends this week, rather astonishingly manages to leverage the...
| May 12, 2013
| 3:52 PM
NEW YORK -- NBC is hoping that sitcom pros Michael J. Fox and Sean Hayes can conjure their magic once more.
The beleaguered network announced its 2013-14 lineup Sunday with a focus on restocking its dwindling comedy pantry. "The Office" and "30 Rock"...
| May 13, 2013
| 4:00 AM
NEW YORK — This week, the streets of midtown Manhattan will once again swarm with TV executives trying to woo ad buyers to their upcoming fall lineups with splashy presentations, star-packed cocktail parties and plentiful swag.
But there's an...
| May 16, 2013
| 7:00 AM
As the broadcast networks wrap up a week of touting new shows to advertisers in the hopes of persuading them to spend billions on commercials, it seems like a good time to review how last year's new shows did.
It's not a pretty picture.
In the 2012-13...