| May 20, 2014
| 9:33 AM
Lisa Cholodenko has signed on to direct the first two episodes of "The Slap," an upcoming miniseries for NBC based on the novel by Christos Tsiolkas.
The suburban drama, which was published in 2010 in the U.S. and 2008 in Tsiolkas' native Australia, was...
| May 20, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Netflix CFO David Wells said the No. 1 streaming service will expand the breadth of its programming over the next few quarters, through original series and with more emphasis on licensing exclusive and "four- and five-star content."
"Our intent is to...
| May 23, 2014
| 9:00 AM
In a stark Studio City office building in February, a team of six writers was huddled around a conference table breaking the season finale script of what AMC hopes to be its baton-carrying, zeitgeisty drama — "Halt and Catch Fire."
| 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 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 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,...
| May 6, 2014
| 8:59 AM
We are legion!
TV fanatics who, after a day mired in social media viral videos and flotsam that calls itself entertainment, opt for shows with character. We're the masses rejecting HBO's "Game of Thrones." Yes, we consider action and story progression...
| May 9, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The state of Megan and Don's marriage, the return of Bad Mom Betty Draper, the advent of the Computer Age and the new tyrannical Peggy have been the subject of much communal handkerchief-twisting as "Mad Men" begins its extended-version swan song....
| Feb 3, 2013
| 12:01 PM
Tony Siragusa isn't the prettiest of men. The former Baltimore Raven played the thankless role of a 6-foot-3, 330-pound steel drum, crashing the line over and over, so teammates could sack the quarterback — and reap the glory.
But "Goose" was a...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 4:15 PM
"The show is titled 'Mad Men,' but without these women, the guys would be just a bunch of desperate masturbators in great suits."
So said Holly Hunter, introducing the lead actresses of the acclaimed AMC drama last week at the nonprofit Women in Film...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 10:15 AM
When Damiano Mr. Pizza, the family-run pizza parlor on Fairfax Avenue, shut its doors late last month after nearly 60 years in business, it quickly brought to light the tiff between building owners Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook, who together own well-...