| Feb 11, 2015
| 5:10 PM
With Jon Stewart leaving his post on "The Daily Show," the joke may be on Comedy Central.
The departure of Stewart — who announced on Tuesday that he will exit his signature mock-news program sometime later this year — presents the 24-year-...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 10:00 PM
Mark Twain's international travels and what they taught him will be explored in the spring series of free talks and readings called "The Trouble Begins at 5:30" at The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. The events complement the...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 10:37 AM
The reconstruction of NBC's Thursday night lineup begins with the kickoff on Super Bowl Sunday. The Peacock has as much at stake in the telecast of the big game on Feb. 1 as do the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots.
NBC is relocating its most...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 7:51 AM
A few years ago, on a TV show that you likely never watch and probably never heard of but eventually might appreciate, Bob Odenkirk crafted a brief and remarkable performance. In fact, until Odenkirk joined AMC's acclaimed "Breaking Bad" in 2009 as the...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 9:12 AM
You'll be hearing a lot more about returning series, but the FX announcement certainly is worth celebrating. The channel is home to some of TV's best dramas.
"Justified," the superb modern Western, begins its sixth and final season at 10 p.m. Jan. 20....
| Nov 24, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Writer, director and actor B.J. Novak makes a special stop in Chicago to discuss his bestselling book “One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories” with Jennifer Day, editor of Printers Row Journal. Best known for his work on...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 12:18 PM
It's going to be a busy spring on Netflix, with the arrival of four new original series for adults, including the highly anticipated "Daredevil" series from Marvel, as well as two new original series for kids and the renewal of their just-released...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 4:45 AM
"Backstrom," which premieres Thursday on Fox, is Rainn Wilson's way back to television, some 16 months after the end of "The Office." It is good to see him, and all in all, good to see him here.
In some ways, Wilson hasn't fallen far from the tree where...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 10:01 AM
"Backstrom," it turns out, is just 2015-ese for "House," with Rainn Wilson's Dwight Schrute elevated to the leading-man role the character always thought he deserved in "The Office." A mildly defective detective (sorry, Monk) with a bad attitude, Wilson's...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 12:24 PM
A shifty lawyer, a whiskey-loving clergyman, a dashing knight, secret agents, hackers, lovers, cops and music moguls are among the new characters TV viewers will meet as the winter season launches scores of new and returning shows.
As far as I'm...
| Jan 18, 2015
'BACKSTROM' PREMIERES THURSDAY ON FOX
1 Dwight from NBC's "The Office" was an arrogant and obnoxious paper salesman/beet farmer. Turn him into a drunk, put him into a raincoat and make him a detective and you get Everett Backstrom.