| Sep 23, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Executives with Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox and Starz met Tuesday to discuss a possible acquisition of the premium cable movie service, a deal that could expand Murdoch's reach into homes across the country.
Starz Chief Executive Chris Albrecht...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 5:19 AM
AT&T is making an offer new customers can't refuse.†
Get a year of bundled boardband Internet service that incudes†U-verse TV, a year of free HBO and Amazon Prime for new residential service. †
Pay $39 for 12 months for U-verse Internet and TV, aHBO...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 6:04 PM
Amazon.com Inc ramped up its push into hardware on Wednesday with the debut of six new or upgraded devices, including a high-end $199 e-reader called the Kindle Voyage and its cheapest-ever touch-screen tablet.
The No. 1 U.S. online retailer also...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 10:30 AM
"No Good Deed" topped the box office this weekend and helped reinvigorate a floundering domestic movie business.
The Sony/Screen Gems thriller took in $24.5 million from 2,175 theaters, easily beating expectations. Going into the weekend, analysts...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 1:14 PM
HBO has spent years looking for another hit like "The Sopranos," and it may have found it in "Game of Thrones."
Season 4 of the epic fantasy opened at 9 p.m. Sunday night averaging 6.6 million total viewers, according to Nielsen.
Those are the best...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 12:30 PM
They both just happen to have landed shows at Showtime, but as it turns out, Ann Biderman, the executive producer of "Ray Donovan," and Michelle Ashford, the executive producer of "Masters of Sex," are friends as well -- having heard of each other for...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 12:00 PM
The subject is comedy. If it is not exactly true that it "can't get no respect," to quote the comic, it does get less than it deserves.
It has become commonplace to say that we are living in a New Golden Age of Television, or a Platinum Age of...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:30 PM
On Tuesday night, Variety's annual "Night in the Writers' Room" assembled an eclectic array of scribes from the worlds of comedy and drama for an in-depth discussion at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. Variety TV critic Brian Lowry moderated...
| May 27, 2014
| 7:17 AM
After the coffee. Before getting back into work mode.
The Skinny: I know its sacrilege to ever have a bad thought about "Mad Men" so I'll only say I'm glad "The Sopranos" never did a song-and-dance number with Tony. Today's roundup includes the Memorial...
| May 30, 2014
| 6:30 AM
She is the meanest woman ever to get her own plush toy.
Maleficent, the wicked fairy from "Sleeping Beauty" who condemns the infant Princess Aurora to die, is the protagonist of a new movie starring Angelina Jolie and an unlikely character to boast...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Darkness becomes FX.
Whether it's the Southern Gothic tone of "Justified," the evil incarnate of "American Horror Story," the Cold War paranoia of "The Americans" or the underlying menace of "Sons of Anarchy," the deeply flawed characters populating...