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  • Martin O'Malley makes it to the Oval Office -- But it's not the one in Washington

    Martin O'Malley makes it to the Oval Office -- But it's not the one in Washington
    I saw it with my own eyes -- Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley standing centerstage Tuesday in the Oval Office. Only it wasn't the one in Washington. It did, though, make for a light but fascinating kind of political-pop-culture-meta moment. O'Malley...
  • 2013 TV upfronts: Watch trailers for two more new Fox shows

    2013 TV upfronts: Watch trailers for two more new Fox shows
    After releasing most of the trailers teasing its new shows on Monday, Fox rolled out two more trailers for a new drama called "Gang Related" and a comedy called "Surviving Jack." The former stars Ramon Rodriguez ("Battle Los Angeles," "The Wire") and...
  • CNN to air unscripted series 'Chicagoland' from Redford's Sundance

    CNN to air unscripted series 'Chicagoland' from Redford's Sundance
    "The Wire" as a reality show? That appears to be what the cable news channel CNN is thinking with "Chicagoland," a new unscripted series about the Windy City from Robert Redford's Sundance Productions. "Chicagoland," which is set to premiere on CNN...
  • NBC Orders ‘Undateable,’ ‘Ironside’ and Dick Wolf’s ‘Chicago PD’

    NBC added another comedy and two dramas, including the "Chicago Fire" spinoff, to its new series roster for the 2013-14 season. Laffer "Undateable" marks the Peacock's fifth new comedy series. "Ironside" (pictured) is a remake of the 1970s series,...
  • Amazon pilots (Part 3): The comedies

    Amazon pilots (Part 3): The comedies
    In two previous posts, I discussed the Amazon pilots, a slate of proposed series by the cyberspace bookseller turned virtual moving-picture studio, now streaming online for viewer comment and ratings. (Thousands have already chimed in.) The first post was...
  • 'Joe Turner's' actors share August Wilson's gift of gab

    'Joe Turner's' actors share August Wilson's gift of gab
    Among the pleasures of seeing an August Wilson play, it's often said, is just listening to the people talk. As Los Angeles Times theater critic Charles McNulty has noted, Wilson stocks his scripts with "natural raconteurs" and lets them soar in...
  • Awards this week: Edgars, Ellies

    Just when you thought literary awards season was over, there were not one but two occasions to get dressed up and applaud great writers and their publications Thursday. They both took place in New York -- meaning we didn't have to hit the dry cleaner --...
  • Donnie Andrews dies at 58; killer an inspiration for TV character

    Like the television character he helped inspire, Donnie Andrews lived by a code. In his earlier years, when he was robbing rival dealers as a young hustler in West Baltimore — experiences that would later form the basis for the popular Omar Little...
  • PASSINGS: Robert F. Chew, Taiho

    PASSINGS: Robert F. Chew, Taiho
    Robert F. Chew Baltimore-based actor on 'The Wire' Robert F. Chew, 52, an actor and teacher who portrayed the drug kingpin Proposition Joe on the HBO series "The Wire," died Thursday of apparent heart failure in his sleep at his Baltimore home,...
  • Isn't it time for a TV show about a South Side political dynasty?

     Isn't it time for a TV show about a South Side political dynasty?
    Now that the elections are over, what's good on TV? There are many fine and steamy political dramas set in Chicago. "The Good Wife" and "Boss" are two of my favorites. Yet these shows, like so many others, revolve around white characters. If the...
  • Goldberg: Leave liberal Hollywood to the liberals

    Goldberg: Leave liberal Hollywood to the liberals
    "We need to buy a movie studio." Amid the conferences, panels, meetings and informal conversations in the wake of the presidential election, this idea has been a near constant among conservatives who feel like the country is slipping through their...