| Aug 7, 2014
| 8:45 AM
With about 36 Emmy Award categories up for grabs each year, it's clear that the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences tries to be comprehensive in recognizing TV talent. But its net has some holes in it: Each year, individuals and shows deserving of...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Crazy may be the new normal, at least when it comes to TV character roles.
This past television season, we've watched as Gaby Hoffmann's Caroline seductively dances around "Girls" boy Ray only to bite his upper arm when he isn't paying enough attention...
| 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 15, 2014
| 9:24 AM
"American Idol" jumped in the ratings Wednesday night as the aging singing contest aired its 500th episode.
Performances from the top three contestants — Caleb Johnson, Alex Preston and Jena Irene — drew 8.77 million viewers overall and a...
| May 15, 2014
| 8:56 AM
"Modern Family" and "Criminal Minds" were the big winners in the Wednesday night ratings.
For its season finale, CBS' "Criminal Minds" drew 12 million viewers, the night's biggest audience.
ABC's "Modern Family" pulled in 9.1 million for the first...
| May 18, 2014
| 10:01 AM
The 2013-14 TV season officially ends this week with a slew of major programs. A few highlights:
"The Middle" filmed its season finale at Walt Disney World in March. You'll finally see the Hecks in this surprising plot at 8 p.m. Wednesday on ABC. Sue's...
| May 20, 2014
| 11:16 AM
In what qualifies as a Disney fantasy, the Heck family of Indiana visits Walt Disney World. If the Hecks can make it here, just about anyone can.
Good things rarely happen to them: Parents Mike and Frankie struggle financially, and their three...
| 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...
| May 22, 2014
| 8:58 AM
UPDATED: When the season finales of "American Idol" and "Survivor" faced off, the real winner may have been "Modern Family."
For the night, the ABC sitcom had 10.5 million viewers. "Idol" also had 10.5 million and "Survivor" averaged 9.6 million....
| May 1, 2014
| 9:38 AM
Most broadcast shows were down in the ratings Wednesday night, including Fox's "American Idol" and ABC's entire lineup, according to early numbers for Nielsen.
NBC's "Chicago P.D." bucked that pattern, delivering the biggest gain of the night....