| Oct 30, 2014
| 10:40 AM
The November sweeps ratings period begins today and runs through Nov. 26. Here's a schedule of highlights -- and I will continue to add to it as I get more information:
Today: A big night on CBS. “The Big Bang Theory” returns to Thursday....
| Dec 28, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Just a few years ago, underemployed TV writers were complaining that reality programming was taking over their industry.
Now the scribes are having their revenge: Unscripted programming is mired in an unexpected slump.
Onetime smashes such as...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Hank Azaria, a longtime voice on "The Simpsons," has listed a house in the Beverly Crest area at $3.5 million.
The two-story house, built in 1999 with a design inspired by Prairie School architecture, is set behind gates on close to a half-acre in a...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 10:00 PM
I have no idea who Chris Hemsworth is. Well, that's not quite true. I know he's People magazine's sexiest man alive. But when I heard that Hemsworth had been bestowed this honor — I rank it somewhere between World Series hero and U.S. senator in the...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 7:09 AM
UPDATED: The brilliant border collie came through Sunday night for "60 Minutes."
Chaser was a hit with viewers, according to ratings locally and nationally.
The CBS news magazine averaged 14.2 million viewers for the Chaser report by Anderson Cooper,...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Actress Jan Hooks, best known for portraying first ladies Hillary Clinton, Betty Ford and Nancy Reagan on "Saturday Night Live" in the 1980s, died in New York, the office of her agent Lisa Lieberman said on Thursday. She was 57.
| Oct 13, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Fox needed help in the TV ratings this fall, and it got some from a nice kid named Bruce Wayne.
"Gotham" is a live-action prequel that tells the story of how young crime victim Bruce grew up to become the comic superhero Batman. It also illustrates...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 5:26 AM
You really, really liked the season premiere of "The Walking Dead." The zombies overtook football.
The chilling and rousing stop at Terminus sent AMC's zombie drama to the top of Sunday's ratings in Central Florida. The fifth-season premiere drew 250,...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 7:44 AM
An era ended this weekend, and I completely missed it.
Gizmodo, in a fine story you can read by clicking here, noted this was the first weekend in who-knows-how-many generations in which there was no Saturday morning cartoon programming on American...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 2:24 PM
The weekend highlights include top dramas, football and Halloween fare. Here are a few programs to keep in mind:
"60 Minutes," 7 p.m. Sunday, CBS
Were Christians killed in the Colosseum? No, according to a Morley Safer report on the CBS news magazine....
| Oct 17, 2014
| 2:11 PM
"Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways" (HBO, Fridays). It's often the case nowadays that a big-time recording artist or act will accompany a new release with a making-of documentary, and is sometimes the case that that documentary, which is, after all, a kind...