| 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,...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 9:29 AM
No longer facing the Olympics in prime time, Fox scored a ratings win Wednesday night as "American Idol" posted numbers that were generally in line with a week ago.
But it was a close one as CBS' premiere of "Survivor" nearly tied the singing contest in...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 9:23 AM
"American Idol" kicked off its Hollywood stint Wednesday night to higher viewership and its first week-to-week gain among key young adults this season.
"Idol," now in its 13th season, drew 13.3 million viewers overall, up 7% from last week's episode,...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 3:00 PM
So I'm waiting at a stoplight when another piece of techno-pop skitters across the car radio, and the notion hits me: Is romance dead?
Better suited perhaps to a Time magazine cover or an article in New York magazine, the question nonetheless is soon...
| 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...