| Jun 20, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Pirates are raiding the upcoming San Diego Comic Con International in July.
Starz has announced it will screen the first episode of its high-seas drama "Black Sails" at a Thursday night event on July 18. "Special guests" from the series will be on hand,...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 4:21 PM
There's a good chance you will cross paths with one of the many projects filming in Chicago this summer — especially if you work or live downtown. After all, there are three major-studio movies and five (possibly six) TV series scheduled to shoot in...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 8:32 AM
Shameless self-promotion alert: I'll be appearing on TV this weekend, as a guest on the weekly current affairs show Issues with Helen Ferre.
The show airs on Ch. 2 (WPBT), the local PBS affiliate, tonight (Friday) at 7:30 p.m. and replays at 12:30 p.m....
| Sep 18, 2013
| 10:21 AM
Figuring out Chicago isn't always easy for new residents, but cast members of "Chicago Fire" are here to help.
Six TV shows currently are filming full-time in Chicago and one part-time. Besides "Fire," its NBC spin-off, "Chicago PD," is shooting around...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:29 AM
Shameless plug alert: I'll be appearing on Facing South Florida with Jim DeFede on Sunday, the weekly current affairs show on CBS-4 (WFOR-TV).
The program airs at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday. I'll be talking about the government shutdown and debt ceiling...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 5:08 PM
Starz had a busy day Friday at New York Comic-Con, unveiling a new trailer for the upcoming pirate drama "Black Sails" as well as presenting footage for Season 2 of "Da Vinci's Demons." (See that in a separate story here.)
"Black Sails," from...
| May 31, 2013
| 5:40 AM
Shameless plug alert: With the 2013 storm season officially starting tomorrow, I'll be talking hurricanes -- and hurricane insurance -- on The Florida Roundup radio program from noon-1 p.m. today (Friday).
The most excellent roundtable show, hosted by...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 7:15 AM
This shouldn't be too hard to find.
Showtime's "Shameless" will return to Chicago to film exterior scenes Nov. 5 to 11 and is in need of extras for a tailgating scene at Soldier Field, according to Atmosphere Casting of Chicago’s Facebook page....
| Jun 30, 2013
| 10:22 AM
When the competition on the ice ended last week in Boston with the Blackhawks hoisting the Stanley Cup trophy, the competition among Chicago's trendiest hangouts began.
American Junkie co-owner Bradley Parker said he texted three Blackhawks players to...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 11:40 AM
Maybe the folks who vote for Emmy nominations couldn’t decide which clone character in BBC America’s "Orphan Black" should have earned Tatiana Maslany an Emmy nomination.
More likely, they simply snubbed a genre series once again. Maslany...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 9:59 AM
Hopefully you've all had or are still having a great holiday break, but after New Year's Day things start getting back to normal, and TV is no exception.
Your regularly scheduled programming is about to return. So if you're wondering when your favorite...