| Jul 17, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Though the cast of "The Big Bang Theory" is still negotiating their contracts for the new season, "We're feeling very confident that these deals will be able to be worked out," chairman of CBS Entertainment Nina Tassler told reporters Thursday at the...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 9:49 AM
"Breaking Bad" was the big winner Saturday at the 30th Annual Television Critics Assn. Awards at the Beverly Hilton.
For the second (and presumably last) time in a row, the AMC series was named program of the year. The program had its finale in...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 5:30 AM
The Hallmark Channel and its sister network Hallmark Movie Channel are doing so well they should get congratulation cards from their namesake.
Ratings for both networks are up, ad revenue and cash flow is growing too, and the stock price of parent...
| May 22, 2014
| 7:30 AM
If our DVR queues are bursting, then why shouldn't Emmy categories be loaded too?
That would appear to be the guiding principle behind the television academy's recent decision to allow seven shows to be nominated in both the drama and comedy series...
| May 15, 2014
| 6:00 AM
HBO's "True Detective" and FX's "Fargo" both premiered this year as closed-end crime dramas, series that wrap up the story line by season's end and when they return next season they'll have new casts, new settings and, in the case of "True Detective," new...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 12:14 PM
The first reaction when Will Gardner was shown lying dead, blood covering his body from gunshot wounds this season on "The Good Wife" was: "WHAT?" Then came the other: "But Alicia!"
The shocking death of the renegade lawyer, played by Josh Charles, in...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 12:00 PM
The subject is comedy. If it is not exactly true that it "can't get no respect," to quote the comic, it does get less than it deserves.
It has become commonplace to say that we are living in a New Golden Age of Television, or a Platinum Age of...
| May 19, 2014
| 5:57 AM
UPDATED: Jennifer Lopez, Lorde and a Michael Jackson hologram helped the Billboard Music Awards score in the ratings Sunday night.
Thanks to the awards, Disney-owned ABC won the night in total viewers and the 18-to-49 age group. The three-hour awards...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 2:45 PM
May is the busiest month for television, and the action starts early this year. The May sweeps begin Thursday and run through May 21, the official end of the season.
What to expect?
The broadcast networks unveil their fall lineups the week of May 12...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:49 AM
CBS for next fall has lined up Tea Leoni as the U.S. secretary of state, a thriller about stalking and a comedy about sports-crazed Boston family.
The most-watched network will add four dramas and one sitcom to start the season:
| May 26, 2014
| 6:22 AM
Once, any description of over-the-top acting was considered a slam.
No more. Matthew Cowles helped change that with his colorful villainy as Billy Clyde Tuggle on "All My Children." Fans of that old ABC daytime drama marveled at how Cowles energized the...