| Sep 21, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Fans of "Breaking Bad" have just two more episodes to learn the fate of Walter White and his crystal meth empire, but at Sunday night's Emmy Awards, the AMC drama looks poised to glide over all.
The nail-biting serial, about a milquetoast high-school...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 12:30 PM
I am coming to you live from the Variety Emmy Elite Showrunners Breakfast at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills. I'll be posting the best quotes from the interviews with the Emmy-nominated drama and comedy executive producers, so enjoy!
First up will be...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Andy Samberg is having trouble keeping his toothy grin in check.
There's no studio audience. Or the pressure of performing live. So it's a bit of relief when the "Saturday Night Live" graduate breaks a scene — more than once — on the set...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 8:07 AM
As the new network season arrives this week, a couple of old familiar Baltimore faces have caught my eye: Andre Braugher and Wendell Pierce.
Happily, they are in two of the more promising series in an otherwise mostly lackluster field: “Brooklyn...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:39 AM
After the coffee. Before seeing if Fox's "Dads" overcame bad reviews.
The Skinny: I'll be curious to see how Fox's "Dads" did after all the nasty reviews from critics. I watched two episodes of "Dads," which is from "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane,...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:00 PM
On Wednesday night's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," Detective John Munch, played by Richard Belzer, retired. And in a fitting send-off the fictional cops of New York's 16th precinct threw him a roast.
Belzer's time playing the perpetually...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:00 PM
On a scorching August day in Studio City, Metro buses screech down Ventura Boulevard stamped with NBC advertisements boasting its revamped Thursday block: "NBC's New Family of Comedies." Inside Stage 21 on the CBS Radford Studios, the "Parks and...
| Sep 18, 2013
I have never watched "Breaking Bad."
There. I said it.
I was looking for an artful way to say it, something to soften the shocking fact, but sometimes speaking the truth is like peeling off a Band-Aid. Just do it, fast.
But why, the high-minded...
| Oct 20, 2013
Alan Cheuse looks at three new thrillers with a Washington, D.C. theme that are worth checking out.
"Top Down" by Jim Lehrer, Random House, 208 pages, $26
The devastating work of an international shooter appears in Newshour veteran Jim Lehrer's 22nd...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"The Walking Dead" is back! Remember? The AMC drama that was the channel's biggest runaway hit before "Breaking Bad" distracted everyone for eight weeks? Now that Walter White is worm bait, the zombies are back to reclaim their crown. However, as we...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:47 PM
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. is going forward and moving back in big ways these days.
Sunday night, the 42-year-old actor who played D'Angelo Barksdale in "The Wire" debuts as the newest member of AMC's "The Walking Dead," as TV's most popular series with...