| Feb 5, 2015
| 6:57 AM
Feb. 15: B.J. Novak will discuss his book "One More Thing," recently released in paperback, with Printers Row Journal editor Jennifer Day. 5:30 p.m., Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Blvd., $20, $34 with purchase of book.
March 3: David Axelrod...
| 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...
| 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 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.
| Jan 14, 2015
| 6:48 PM
Bilateral breast cancer and a double mastectomy would be a serious matter for most people.
But Tig Notaro's cancer fight became the perfect fodder for her humor.
"Before I had a double mastectomy I was pretty flat-chested," Notaro said during an...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 6:30 AM
"Man Seeking Women," a conceptually lithe new comedy premiering Wednesday on FXX (not to be confused with FX, but you will anyway), stars Jay Baruchel as a man not getting over a breakup.
Clever but with feeling, it's been made with evident care and...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 12:08 PM
The producers of A&E's upcoming suspense drama "The Returned" are more interested in being likened to "The Office" than "Gracepoint."
Carlton Cuse ("Bates Motel," "Lost") and Raelle Tucker ("True Blood") are behind the American adaptation of the popular...
| 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 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...