| Jan 25, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Shameless plug alert: I'll be appearing on TV this weekend, on the weekly current events show Issues on WPBT-Ch. 2, the local PBS affiliate.
The show will air tonight (Friday) at 7:30 p.m., and again on Sunday afternoon at 12:30.
I'll be joining guest...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 2:56 PM
To spend time with the Gallaghers, of Chicago's South Side and Showtime's Sunday night lineup, is to enter a world of unrelenting near chaos. Almost every time the viewer blinks, an eye is blackened or love is made or fraud is committed.
The child abuse...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Last month after a screening, even as the lights came up in the theater, I could feel "Zero Dark Thirty" fading, its images and impact already softening in my head. No, no, wait: not fading — mingling. If our cultural experiences rub shoulders at...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 1:26 PM
I've never been much of a fan of Frank Gallagher, the patriarch of the perpetually down-but-never-out Gallagher kids of Chicago's South Side on "Shameless" (8 p.m. CT Jan. 13, Showtime; 3 stars). But I love the show.
It's not that William H. Macy doesn't...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Showtime set ratings records Sunday night for the season premieres of "Shameless," "House of Lies" and "Californication."
Hourlong comedic drama "Shameless" drew 2 million viewers for its 9 p.m. telecast, according to Nielsen, improving from the 1.5...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 9:53 AM
I look forward to January TV because one of my favorite shows, FX's "Justified," always premieres at the midseason. But the 2013 midseason schedule is special for another reason: "Cougar Town" begins its new life on TBS Jan. 8, the same night Season 4...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 4:30 PM
FremantleMedia has inked with Baz Luhrmann's regular writer Craig Pearce to develop Kimberley Cutter's bestseller about Joan of Arc, "The Maid," into a TV drama series for international auds.
The as-yet-untitled skein is the first project from...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 8:22 AM
It's been a long time since pirates have sailed onto the small screen. The first trailer for Starz's upcoming pirate adventure series "Black Sails" has me ready for the high seas.
Executive produced by "Transformers" producer Michael Bay and set to...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 5:44 AM
Shameless plug alert: I'll be appearing on TV this Sunday, taking part in a roundtable discussion about the last week of the Florida Legislature's 2013 session on Facing South Florida with Jim DeFede. The show airs at 11:30 a.m. this Sunday (April 28)...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 12:27 PM
I still have my VHS tape recordings of the originally airings of one of my favorite TV shows, "China Beach." Now, with the 1988-'91 series finally coming to DVD, it looks like I can retire them--and my VHS player. (That's the only thing I watch with it.)...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 7:34 AM
Shameless plug alert: I'll be appearing on TV this weekend, talking about the latest developments with the Dolphins' request for public funds to renovate their private stadium on Issues, the weekly public affairs show on Ch. 2-PBS (WPBT-TV).