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  • Starz's Chris Albrecht on the Challenges of Buzz, Diversity and Budgets

    For the first time in more than four years at Starz, Chris Albrecht looked and sounded comfortable as he showed off a new slate of programming for the premium cabler. Albrecht went off the script at the start of Starz's Friday session at the Television...
  • 20 songs turning 20 this year [Videos]

    There was something in the musical water of 1994. Let's take another sip. A good chunk of millennials were either pre-teens or young teens in 1994 — and their budding musical tastes were informed by a wide array of memorable offerings in just...
  • City's cable-access relaunches with HGTV-style fare, increased budget

    City's cable-access relaunches with HGTV-style fare, increased budget
    On Wednesday, Baltimore will relaunch its publicly owned TV station, shifting its focus from broadcasts of government meetings to CharmTV, a showcase for city restaurants, businesses and neighborhoods. City leaders see an opportunity to counteract...
  • I'll admit it: I'm a re-watcher

    Some people like to watch. I have a more embarrassing admission. I prefer to re-watch. Re-watching TV shows may seem downright irresponsible here in television's new golden age, when there are so many good shows, so easily available, that even a...
  • Artful 'Leftovers' on HBO leaves viewers wanting more

     Artful 'Leftovers' on HBO leaves viewers wanting more
    HBO's latest Quality Entertainment, "The Leftovers," arrives Sunday. Developed by Damon Lindelof ("Lost") and Tom Perrotta from Perrotta's 2011 novel, it is set in a New York small town three years after the sudden disappearance of 2% of the world's...
  • FrightFest to Open with 'Guest,' Starring 'Downton' Star Dan Stevens

    LONDON -- Adam Wingard's killer thriller "The Guest," starring "Downton Abbey" star Dan Stevens and rising thesp Maika Monroe ("The Bling Ring," "It Follows"), is set to open Film4 FrightFest in London. The film, written by Simon Barrett ("You're Next,"...
  • 3 Chicago actors cast in 'Wire' creator's newest project for HBO

    3 Chicago actors cast in 'Wire' creator's newest project for HBO
    A trio of actors with deep Chicago ties have been added to the cast of the HBO mini-series "Show Me a Hero," the latest project from David Simon. Longtime TV actor Jim Belushi, Steppenwolf co-founder Terry Kinney and Lakeview native and Columbia College...
  • 'Fargo' star Allison Tolman is having quite a year

    'Fargo' star Allison Tolman is having quite a year
    August 2013: Chicago actress Allison Tolman, unemployed and doing temp work in the mornings, stops by her agent's office to tape an audition for the new FX series "Fargo." August 2014: Tolman is headed to the Emmys. That's quite a 12-month span....
  • This ain't livin' [Commentary]

    This ain't livin' [Commentary]
    To paraphrase Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues," it makes you want to holler, the way so many people in Baltimore do their lives. Dying is too easy in this city, and neither death nor we should be proud. Even before summer officially arrives, nearly 90...
  • Changing Baltimore's storyline [Commentary]

    Changing Baltimore's storyline [Commentary]
    While describing the potentially devastating effects of climate change during a recent segment of "The Colbert Report," host Stephen Colbert warned that if climate change continues unabated, much of the planet will turn into an uninhabitable wasteland,...
  • Emmys: A Glut of Great TV Will Lead to Big Snubs

    We live in a world where every kid gets a trophy just for showing up to soccer or gymnastic camp. But unfortunately, that's not so among grownups. The morning of July 10 is going to bring disappointment for many actors, writers and producers. Despite...