| Sep 26, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Twenty-five years ago — in 1989, to save you the math — two situation comedies premiered, each destined to become American institutions, even as each regarded American institutions with a jaundiced and ironic eye. One was a cartoon, set in a...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
There's a backstage drama happening this fall on TV, and it's all about comedy.
The major networks are in a sitcom slump, unable to generate the kind of magic found in shows like "Seinfeld," "Friends" and "The Big Bang Theory."
| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:38 PM
One of ABC's new shows is a rarity -- a prime-time network comedy revolving solely around an African American family.
"black-ish," arriving Sept. 24, features Anthony Anderson ("Law & Order"), Tracee Ellis Ross ("Girlfriends") and "special guest star"...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 5:31 PM
"Jane the Virgin" is the adaptation of a hit Venezuelan telenovela that's bringing a different flavor to the CW palate, which is used to a diet of superheroes and vampires.
The series, based on Venezuela's "Juana la virgen," stars Gina Rodriguez as...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 6:19 PM
Louis Brown Jr., 90, father of Nicole Brown Simpson, who was slain in 1994, leading to a sensational trial in which her former husband O.J. Simpson was accused, died Thursday at home in Dana Point. Louis Brown had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Seven years have passed since the members of Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club Redwood Original locked the picturesque hamlet of Charming, Calif., in their lawless grip, filling the streets with murder, mayhem and all manner of reckless havoc.
But now the...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 8:30 AM
For years, the popular response to the Emmys from network executives was that they were nice - an ego stroke to the talent, but inconsequential to the bottom line. Sure, there was that period in the '80s when NBC parlayed awards for shows like "Hill...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The last thing TV needs is another nostalgic sitcom narrated by a young boy (indeed, it's almost time for a moratorium), but "Surviving Jack" conjures a few amusing moments, courtesy of its 1991 time frame and Chris Meloni's quirky turn as the dad of...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:20 PM
MUMBAI, India — Darren Aronofsky may be a household name in Hollywood, where his last two films were critically acclaimed hits. But to the young Indian artists laboring on the director's newest project — the Biblical epic "Noah" — he was...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 1:43 PM
Miami Heat star forward LeBron James has moved one step forward with his new Starz series.
The cable network recently announced it has cast several roles for the half-hour comedy, "Survivor's Remorse," which the network greenlighted in February for a...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 12:30 PM
When I first see Elaine Stritch--the 89-year-old legendary stage and screen actress--she's propped in bed. Although she's been a New York fixture since the 1940s (and spent 18 years living in a room at the Carlyle Hotel), she recently moved to Michigan....