| Jan 25, 2014
| 10:00 AM
It was just over a week before the leads of HBO's gay-centered new series "Looking" would ultimately be seen — and examined closely — and the trio of friends (or "dream team," as they dub themselves) were too occupied to be overwhelmed by...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 11:45 AM
Lillo Brancato Jr., the actor best known for playing a small-time wannabe hood executed by Tony Soprano on HBO's acclaimed series "The Sopranos," was paroled on Tuesday.
According to the Associated Press, Brancato has been serving a 10-year sentence for...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:35 PM
After a couple of decades of centering his TV empire on New York, the home of "Law & Order" and most of its spinoffs, the veteran producer Dick Wolf has suddenly become a man of the Midwest.
His new pair of shows — not an empire yet, but already...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 10:30 AM
AMC has laid out its original series schedule for 2014, setting a November premiere for "Breaking Bad" prequel "Better Call Saul" and an April 13 bow for "Mad Men."
AMC execs unveiled the schedule, which also includes new series "Turn" and "Halt and...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 12:30 PM
XLrator Media has picked up North American rights to "The Scribbler," a sci-fi actioner starring a number of familiar TV faces and gearing up for a theatrical run in the fall.
Katie Cassidy ("Arrow") toplines a cast that also includes Michelle...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 3:19 PM
It was a sweet year to be a TV critic. Some of us have been shouting into the wind for years, but finally and yet somewhat miraculously, television is being acknowledged as a legitimate and ascendant art form.
Books were published, panels held,...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 3:25 PM
You may have heard or read or woke up suddenly thinking that we are living in a New Golden Age of Television. Some call it the platinum age, which sounds a little too Rodeo Drive to me. But let them have their fun.
Most of this new golden/platinum age...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 9:55 AM
NEW YORK — Most media moguls spend their time building empires.
Time Warner Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes has spent the last several years dismantling one.
Gone is AOL, the online platform that acquired Time Warner in 2000 in a...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Steven Van Zandt knows his way around the underworld. For six seasons on "The Sopranos," he played Silvio Dante, the consigliere to crime boss Tony Soprano who obediently carried out his orders with a distinctive glower.
But these days the actor is...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 9:00 AM
"12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" became the best picture front-runners after flooring audiences at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals, and little has changed in the ensuing weeks. Naturally, then, given their estimable craft, both movies are also...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 11:19 AM
To celebrate the ending of "Breaking Bad," I've drawn up a list of the 50 greatest drama series to air in the United States.
I based the selections on the programs' quality, their influence, the length of their original runs and their continuing...