| May 30, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The adventures of three visionaries at a mid-level Texas computer company as they attempt to get a piece of the personal computer action during the 1980s does not sound like the stuff of great television.
But then neither did the story of a Madison...
| May 3, 2014
Iran is a death penalty machine. More than 600 people were executed there last year, according to the United Nations, many of them in public hangings before crowds filled with children.
So far this year, there have been an estimated 188 executions. That...
| May 11, 2014
| 12:13 PM
NBC presented its 2014-15 prime-time lineup Sunday, introducing three new comedies and three new dramas.
The fall schedule also moves crime drama "The Blacklist" to Thursday nights in February. In total, NBC picked up five new dramas, seven new comedies,...
| May 14, 2014
| 4:30 PM
CANNES- Aiming to ramp up its international TV activity and tap into Scandinavia's booming talent pool, Studiocanal and pay TV giant Canal Plus are teaming with writers Soren Sveistrup ("The Killing"), Adam Price ("Borgen"), and producer Meta Louise...
| May 16, 2014
| 4:30 PM
In a world of seemingly endless outlets for original programming, execs from TV's largest studios emerged from the grind of upfront week increasingly focused on quality over quantity.
There are more places to sell shows, for sure, but that also means...
| May 23, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Shortly after Steven Bochco created his Silicon Valley-themed mystery "Murder in the First," he took lead actors Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson on an unusual field trip: to San Francisco's famous criminal headquarters at 850 Bryant St., where the TV...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:15 AM
Years of amateur and professional TV-watching and the impressive title attached to my byline notwithstanding, I have never believed that I would last a minute as a television programmer. I know what I like, and usually why I like it, but what will float...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 2:03 PM
The Victorian-era detectives of "Ripper Street" have been granted a stay of execution, thanks to Amazon, which ordered a third season of the BBC series that had been canceled last year.
The online retail giant announced the new eight-episode season as...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 6:30 AM
If you missed the French series "The Returned" on Sundance Channel last year, or if it was just too opaque/mood-soaked/subtitled (i.e. French) for you, ABC now offers "Resurrection," a brighter if not bolder and certainly faster-paced (i.e. American)...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 6:00 AM
For those of us grown weary of the tortured white male detectives/criminals who occupy so much prime television real estate, "Those Who Kill," which premieres Monday on A&E, offers some small comfort. Not only is the tortured detective lead a woman, she's...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 7:36 AM
Amazon has green lit two more pilots that will debut later this year on Amazon Instant Video as part of the streaming service's third pilot season.
Adam Brody and ChloŽ Sevigny headline the dramatic comedy "The Cosmopolitans,” while Ron Perlman,...