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  • Why Serials Knocked Procedurals Out of the Emmy Race

    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...
  • Wendell Pierce on 'Ray Donovan,' Jon Voight and his 'personal trifecta'

    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....
  • Durban Festival: Restless Producers Move Into High-End TV

    London-based producer Tendeka Matatu has been keeping busy ahead of this month's Durban film fest. In May, he and partner Marie Lora-Mungai announced the launch of Restless Talent Management, a global management company for African talent, and the pair...
  • Martin O'Malley and David Simon together on a train. Really.

    Martin O'Malley and David Simon together on a train. Really.
    As one of the journalists who chronicled Martin O'Malley's enmity for "The Wire" and reported David Simon's threats to move production of the series out of Baltimore, it was with some interest that I read Simon's account of a beer the two recently...
  • Once a 'little dive,' Chaps now a pit beef legend

    Once a 'little dive,' Chaps now a pit beef legend
    Bob Creager opened his tiny pit beef stand in the parking lot of a Southeast Baltimore nightclub in 1987. The stand had no electricity. Creager had never run a business. And the former steelworker had no idea how to cook pit beef. "I was struggling,"...
  • Emmy Predictions: Movies and Miniseries Contenders Chase 'Normal Heart,' 'Fargo'

    Two white-hot productions -- HBO's "The Normal Heart" and FX's "Fargo" -- explain why the Television Academy opted this year to break up movies and miniseries into separate Emmy categories once again. The TV Acad combined the top longform categories in...
  • Hail 'Welcome to Sweden,' despair for 'Working the Engels'

     Hail 'Welcome to Sweden,' despair for 'Working the Engels'
    With back to back debuts of two Thursday night comedies — "Welcome to Sweden" and "Working the Engels" — NBC offers up a near-perfect definition of the term "from the sublime to the ridiculous." Created by Greg Poehler and executive produced...
  • TV This Week July 13 - 19: 'Masters of Sex' on Showtime

    TV This Week July 13 - 19: 'Masters of Sex' on Showtime
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 13 - 19, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SUNDAY Two national soccer teams (Germany and...
  • 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...