| Oct 23, 2014
| 7:23 AM
In high school, Dean Stafford's theater teacher told him he'd have to choose between acting and playing music. "I was like, 'That's not necessarily true.' I was friends with other musicians and actors who were doing both," he recalls. "It so happened I...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Though a little worn around the edges, there's nothing wrong with the snobby-big-fish-finds-happiness-in-a-scummy-small-pond premise of USA's new comedy "Benched." Created by Michaela Watkins and Damon Jones, "Benched" chronicles the travails of Nina...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 12:54 PM
Hulu continues to step up its game with its original series. On Thursday, the online streaming TV company announced that it had picked up the comedy series "Casual," to be directed by Jason Reitman, to series.
The series, written by Zander Lehmann,...
| Oct 11, 2014
Sixty-three years ago this week — at 9 p.m. Oct. 15, 1951 — TV viewers got their first look at a situation comedy on CBS that, in short order, would become part of the country's cultural DNA.
The focal point of the show was the redheaded...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Shane Burcaw's life could have been a lot different.
The 21-year-old blogger from Bethlehem could have easily let a serious illness and disabilities stand in his way and prevent him from finding happiness.
But instead, he has approached his life in...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Miguel Arteta began his feature film directing career in 1997 with "Star Maps," which was nominated for the Independent Spirit's Best First Feature Award. He followed with a series of critically acclaimed independent hits, including "Chuck & Buck," "The...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Alexander may have had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day, but the red carpet premiere of Disney's movie adaptation of Judith Viorst's children's classic was anything but, with stars Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner and Ed Oxenbould (in the...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
If you were looking for a director to take on a big-screen version of the much-loved 1972 children's book "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," Miguel Arteta would seem at first glance like, if not a terrible, horrible, no good,...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Just when Americans were finally getting over their inferiority complex regarding British television, here's "Gracepoint," a remake of the haunting British murder-drama "Broadchurch," to ensure a relapse. The series premieres Thursday.
The success of...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
There's a backstage drama happening this fall on TV, and it's all about comedy.
The major networks are in a sitcom slump, unable to generate the kind of magic found in shows like "Seinfeld," "Friends" and "The Big Bang Theory."
| Oct 20, 2014
| 4:24 PM
An entertainment festival that ArtsQuest started this year will be back for a second year.
The second SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival will be held Jan. 31 at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, the organization says on its website, http://www.artsquest....