| Nov 6, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Conan O'Brien, Betty White and Lisa Kudrow will be featured at USC's School of Cinematic Arts' Comedy@SCA Festival this Saturday and Sunday at USC.
The second annual festival is part of the film school's Comedy@SCA initiative, an interdisciplinary...
| 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...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 9:30 AM
NEW YORK — So far James Spader is enjoying the closely cropped hairdo he sports as criminal mastermind Raymond "Red" Reddington in the new NBC drama "The Blacklist." But, he warned recently during a break in filming at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan,...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Ricky Gervais doesn't understand why you're so afraid of him.
"People come up to me and say, 'Oh, I was scared to ask for your autograph in case you put me down,'" Gervais says in a hushed tone during a recent interview in New York. "No, no, I would...
| 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...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:42 AM
It looks like "The Millers'" dysfunction is working just fine for CBS so far.
Coming off a big lead-in from the hit "The Big Bang Theory," "The Millers" kicked off with 13.2 million viewers and a rating of 3.3 in the key 18-49 age demographic,...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:00 AM
With each new member of its inaugural rollout, Netflix continues its creative course of conservative innovation.
It has the star-studded drama ("House of Cards"), a little horror for the young folk ("Hemlock Grove"), the iconic re-issue ("Arrested...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The line between fiction and reality keeps getting blurrier.
So it's little surprise that there are twice as many reality-based films currently vying for awards attention as last year, when one of those, "Argo," took home the best picture Oscar.
| 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...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 4:59 PM
It wouldn't be October if there weren't an onslaught of Halloween-themed programming to binge on. Fox is getting into the spirit with a couple of its Tuesday comedies.
Freshman comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," which was recently picked up for a full...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Bert Marcus, 31
Producer, Bert Marcus Prods.
Most documentaries bored USC grad and former Clear Channel worker Marcus, so he decided to make interesting ones like "Teenage Paparazzo" (acquired by HBO at Sundance 2010), "How to Make Money Selling Drugs"...