| Apr 28, 2015
| 5:20 AM
You have questions. I have some answers.
Q: On "Downton Abbey," can you tell me why he is called Lord Grantham but his family name is Crawley?
A: Crawley is the family name. Earl of Grantham is the title held by Robert, which passes through heirs....
| Apr 21, 2015
| 8:00 AM
The top entertainment figures filling the stage at the Writers Guild Theatre came from wildly diverse areas. One was an Oscar-winning actress, another was an Oscar-winning writer, and another was one of TV's most powerful producers.
Moderating the event...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 11:45 AM
Director Baz Luhrmann is the latest major filmmaker to bring his next project to a streaming service. "The Get Down," the story of a group of South Bronx kids maneuvering through the music scene of 1970s New York City, will premiere on Netflix in 2016....
| Feb 13, 2015
| 11:00 AM
We live in the age of edge, an age in which edginess is the grail for almost everything: popular literature, visual arts, music, sports (think Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman), journalism and especially television. In fact, just about the only medium...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Time Warner has said it wants its TNT and TBS cable channels to be edgier and more culturally relevant.
The company is near a deal to hire former Fox programming chief Kevin Reilly to attempt to do just that.
Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting unit...
| May 29, 2014
| 12:30 PM
After weeks of speculation about his future at the network, Kevin Reilly confirmed Thursday that he is stepping down as entertainment chairman next month.
No successor was named, but there's been speculation that Fox Broadcasting COO Joe Earley will...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The big television networks and studios have shelled out millions of dollars marketing their shows for Emmy consideration, and on Thursday they'll find out if that spending paid off when nominations are announced.
But what will they get for all that...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 10:54 AM
The family of April Jace -- allegedly shot dead by her husband, "The Shield" actor Michael Jace -- pledged to take care of the couple's two sons, saying their hearts were "ripped out instantly" upon hearing of her death last month.
In an interview...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 12:30 PM
As a new television season begins this month, even the most devoted couch potatoes may be overwhelmed by the deluge of new and returning series premieres that will unspool over the next year. And they're not the only ones.
Industry executives are quietly...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:00 AM
James Gandolfini, the Emmy-winning actor who swaggered his way to fame as the murderous, clinically depressed mob boss on HBO's groundbreaking drama "The Sopranos," died Wednesday on vacation in Rome. He was 51.
The cause was a heart attack or stroke,...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 1:30 PM
The unexpected death of James Gandolfini, who was best known for his work on the series "The Sopranos," recently re-ignited the conversation over How Much Television has Changed, which has become so intense and widespread in the last few years that...