| May 29, 2014
| 2:13 PM
National Security Agency document leaker Edward Snowden sat down for a lengthy exclusive interview with NBC News' Brian Williams this month, and while the interview touched on all the hefty issues any discussion with someone like Snowden should touch on,...
| 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 6, 2014
| 7:36 AM
After the coffee. Before seeing how "24" did in the ratings.
The Skinny: Our website has a brand new look, so be sure and take it all in and spread the good word. Today's roundup includes a look at Dawn Hudson's tenure as CEO of the Academy of Motion...
| 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
| 9:46 AM
Books become TV series. Amusement park rides become movies. Pop songs become Broadway musicals. But how do you adapt a city into a video game? How do you digitize the essence of a major American metropolis within the framework of a playable experience?...
| May 15, 2014
| 7:00 AM
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" began life last fall as a fast, funny sitcom about a precinct of New York detectives adjusting to life under a newly appointed, no-nonsense captain. By the time the Fox series won a Golden Globe in January, it had developed into one...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:22 AM
From afar, the recent dramatics involving "House of Cards" and the size of the film tax credit it receives from Maryland have offered intrigue worthy of a Hollywood-produced political thriller like, oh, "House of Cards." The producers threatened to leave,...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
NEW YORK — John Oliver will have the crab cakes — but that's all, thanks.
In a private dining room at HBO's plush headquarters overlooking Bryant Park in midtown Manhattan, a waitress in a crisp black uniform asks the 37-year-old comedian if...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 5:18 PM
The long relationship between HBO and David Simon will continue with the Baltimore filmmaker co-writing and producing "Show Me a Hero," a six-hour miniseries, for the premium cable channel.
Based on the non-fiction book of the same title by Lisa Belkin,...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 12:30 PM
It seems obvious to say, yet it's still a striking thought: A procedural drama, historically a staple of television, is unlikely to ever win another best series Emmy -- and, indeed, will probably struggle even to get nominated.
That's reflected in this...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:27 AM
There was Wendell Pierce last Sunday night, sitting at a bar, pounding down drink after drink and getting kind of emotional as he talked about how messed up things had gotten in his life.
Shades of Bunk Moreland, of “The Wire,” to be sure....