| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 10:35 AM
NBC's futuristic sci-fi series "Revolution" is turning to classic rock heroes Led Zeppelin to score its Thanksgiving-week episode. Two of the band's songs, "Kashmir" and "Since I've Been Loving You," are set to appear Monday on the J.J. Abrams-produced...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 4:09 PM
Jim James has done plenty of work lately outside the confines of his Kentucky-based roots-rock band, My Morning Jacket: In 2009 he recorded and toured with Conor Oberst, M. Ward and Mike Mogis as Monsters of Folk, and earlier this year he took part in...
| 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-...
| 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...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 1:32 PM
It looks like "Community" will be back Feb. 7, but nothing is a certainty when it comes to NBC and this show. The network seems to be treating it like a bastard stepchild.
On Tuesday, the network announced its midseason premiere dates for three new...