| Sep 21, 2014
| 8:14 AM
If you’ve missed favorite TV series, many return this week with new episodes. Here are some highlights as the 2014-15 season begins Monday:
1. “The Big Bang Theory,” 8 p.m. Monday, CBS
The eighth season of TV’s most popular...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The numbers are somewhat murky due to its late start in most of the country, but CBS' "Madam Secretary" -- the first of four dramas to bow on the network this fall -- looked solid enough in its premiere on Sunday night.
CBS used a big NFL game as a lead-...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Families of the world, unite. It's safe to return to the television, together.
For years, television has been criticized by many for being too violent, too sex-obsessed, too adult. The official "family viewing hour" disappeared in 1977, and by the...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 7:15 AM
It’s time for another season of "Survivor," and we’re doing "Blood vs. Water" again. We start out with the family members together, at least for a night. So here’s what we’re working with this season:
Jon and Jaclyn: she’...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 6:30 PM
In an overall pretty good first week of the television season for the broadcast biz, NBC ruled in all key demos and CBS prevailed in total viewers -- while third-place ABC was arguably the most impressive of all the networks.
It was mostly slow going for...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 7:39 AM
Here's an "amazing" casting call: CBS' popular reality TV competition, "The Amazing Race," is looking for new teams from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 2 at Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino, 901 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach.
The series follows teams of two...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:45 AM
After three years in which TV movies and miniseries were lumped together in one ungainly category, the television academy believes there's enough programming to again warrant a separation. (The acting awards remain combo affairs, however.) Were they...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The thing about reality TV is that it isn't scripted — truly, it isn't. So when a situation gets a little out of control, it's up to the show's host to handle it, smooth things over, figure out a way to make good TV out of a problem.
| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:42 PM
We all have reality TV shows that we love, that we program into the DVR to make sure we don't miss a single moment of. And we have the ones that, to our minds, are meh. So, what's the key to the ones that seem to hit the mark?
The Envelope invited...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 3:00 PM
"The Amazing Race" has been on the air for 24 seasons. "Top Chef" finished its 11th season earlier this year. For reality TV shows both new and long-lasting (they never get "old"), staying fresh is a key element to survival.
The Envelope invited four...
| May 27, 2014
| 11:35 AM
It's the sort of news that Rust Cohle might celebrate with an unhurried swig of Lone Star beer: "True Detective" picked up four nominations for this years Television Critics Assn. Awards.
The hit HBO anthology series was nominated for program of the...