| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:00 PM
On a scorching August day in Studio City, Metro buses screech down Ventura Boulevard stamped with NBC advertisements boasting its revamped Thursday block: "NBC's New Family of Comedies." Inside Stage 21 on the CBS Radford Studios, the "Parks and...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:59 PM
The cast of "Modern Family" was jubilant and seemingly everywhere at HBO's annual post-Emmy bash at the Pacific Design Center on Sunday night.
The ABC sitcom was riding high thanks to its fourth consecutive Emmy win for best comedy, and star Ty Burrell,...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Melissa McCarthy is having a nice film career, so how come her CBS sitcom, "Mike & Molly," isn't turning into a major TV hit?
"Mike & Molly" returned for its fourth season last week with less-than-robust ratings: 9.2 million total viewers, according...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Our collective fear of death has driven story since its invention. But where once we quaked at the thought of a life cut short — by violence, illness, childbirth — we now just as often obsess about lives, and deaths, stretched overlong.
| Nov 29, 2013
| 8:00 AM
British actor Idris Elba is having what he describes as a "beautiful moment" in his career. His off-screen life, though, is another story.
This summer, Elba starred in Guillermo del Toro's special-effects action thriller "Pacific Rim," in which he...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 5:26 PM
OK, Beyoncé's overnight surprise album drop isn't news only to fans -- it's news to other celebs too.
Because that's how Sasha Fierce rolls.
Queen Bey dropped her "visual album," "Beyoncé," which features 14 songs and 17 videos, late Thursday,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 9:28 AM
Sunday will be a busy night.
"Breaking Bad" (AMC, Sunday). After 10,000 episodes, the gold-encrusted body of "Breaking Bad" will be laid to rest Sunday night, with much gnashing of teeth and rending of garments, after which we can officially begin...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Stephen Merchant, the tall fellow sometimes found near Ricky Gervais (he co-wrote and co-directed "The Office" and "Extras," and costarred in the latter), has put himself out front in his own HBO series. Created with Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Not long after Paul Feig created the beloved cult TV series "Freaks and Geeks" in 1999, studios began barraging him with coming-of-age sex comedy scripts, even though "Freaks," with its sweet, sympathetic portrait of the perils of adolescence, was...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 10:50 PM
The May TV schedule is filled with finales, but don't think you won't have anything to watch. The Bluths are back! Yes, on May 26 Netflix with offer up all 15 episodes of the new "Arrested Development" with all the sitcom's original cast intact. Can't...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Fans who want to get the dirt about "The Office" finale need not ask Mindy Kaling. She was there to film a cameo, but she ain't talkin'.
David Letterman tried to get the former co-star of "The Office" to spill the beans during Monday's "Late Show With...