| Jul 15, 2014
| 10:27 AM
ABC will bring back its most popular series, "Dancing With the Stars," on Sept. 15, a week before the TV season officially begins.
The Disney-owned network will offer six new series in the fall. "Forever," a drama about a medical examiner who won't die,...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 5:29 AM
What does the news that Rupert Murdoch wants to buy Time Warner mean to the public? Would such a takeover, merging Time Warner with Murdoch's 21st Century Fox, result in more entertaining TV series and movies?
I highly doubt it. Time Warner rebuffed the...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 8:40 AM
UPDATED: What was Wednesday's biggest winner in the ratings?
Well, it was on CBS. "Extant," the Halle Berry astronaut drama, drew the biggest audience for the night: nearly 8 million, according to updated ratings. Last week's premiere pulled in 9.6...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:48 AM
UPDATED: "Extant," the Halle Berry astronaut drama, debuted to 9.6 million viewers, the biggest audience Wednesday night.
"Under the Dome," another CBS drama, debuted to 9.4 million viewers this season, but its audience dipped to 7.7 million the...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 6:00 PM
The 'stache might finally have to go.
"Who has a mustache anymore?" notes the younger daughter.
"I do," I say.
The last, worst reason to have a mustache is that everyone else has one, as they did in the 1970s, when I first grew mine. TV detectives,...
| 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...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Emmy nominations are around the corner (July 10), so we've gathered The Envelope's Buzzmeter panelists — USA Today's Robert Bianco, TV Guide's Matt Roush, The A.V. Club's Todd VanDerWerff, the Los Angeles Times' Mary McNamara and Glenn Whipp and,...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
ABC is sticking to a fairly traditional fall rollout, announcing premiere-week returns on Tuesday for top shows like "Modern Family," "Scandal" and "Once Upon a Time" while kicking off "Dancing With the Stars" a bit early and giving new drama "Forever"...
| 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 27, 2014
| 10:47 AM
"Dancing With the Stars" connected with Central Florida viewers in a big way last week. The ABC dance contest ended its season and swept the top three spots in the weekly ratings. Ice dancer Meryl Davis won the contest and helped professional dancer...
| May 22, 2014
| 2:28 AM
"The Middle" celebrated Walt Disney World its own way Wednesday night with a bracing valentine.
The message in the ABC sitcom's season finale: Your family doesn't have to be perfect to have a good time here. Fighting, fainting and near disaster...