| 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 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 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 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 2, 2015
| 7:32 AM
Congratulations, TV lovers. You've survived the least wonderful time of the year. In December, Hollywood takes the equivalent of a long holiday, packing the schedule with reruns and holiday specials you've seen 80 times.
Well, never fear. January is...
| 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...
| Dec 22, 2014
English actor Richard Armitage shares some interesting traits with his “Hobbit” alter ego, valiant dwarf Thorin Oakenshield. “I had to […]...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 7:19 AM
Hartford Stage's associate artistic director will now be running a theater of his own.
Maxwell Williams, a member of the Hartford Stage artistic team for more than a decade, is the new artistic director of Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carré located in...
| Dec 18, 2014
Of all the visually striking sequences in “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” one of the most arresting […]...