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  • Where's our film czar? AMC gets heat for 'Mad Men' plan.

    Where's our film czar? AMC gets heat for 'Mad Men' plan.
    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,...
  • Why AMC's 'Breaking Bad' is the new novel

     Why AMC's 'Breaking Bad' is the new novel
    Going into Sunday's Emmy telecast, all eyes are on "Breaking Bad." It's picked up a slew of acting awards during its five-season run and is this year's odds-on favorite for drama series; as the show moves toward its Sept. 29 finale, its ratings have...
  • YouTube video soars with eagles

    YouTube video soars with eagles
    YouTube one-upped Animal Planet with a hot new trending video that purports to capture an eagle soaring over the Chamonix region of France. The videographer apparently strapped a GoPro or other similarly compact camera on an eagle's back and captures...
  • 'Parks and Recreation' facing changes and crossroads

    'Parks and Recreation' facing changes and crossroads
    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...
  • Emmys 2013: Will 'Breaking Bad' cook up a sweep at awards?

    Emmys 2013: Will 'Breaking Bad' cook up a sweep at awards?
    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...
  • 'Homeland' adjusts in Season 3 after last year's explosions

    'Homeland' adjusts in Season 3 after last year's explosions
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Early in the new season of "Homeland," which premieres Sunday on Showtime, Saul Berenson sits with a tumbler of whiskey in his hand and a defeated look on his face. "I'm not temperamentally suited to the job," says the veteran...
  • 'Breaking Bad' withdrawal? Glendale library has a book list for you

    'Breaking Bad' withdrawal? Glendale library has a book list for you
    For those going through “Breaking Bad” withdrawal, the Glendale Public Library has a possible antidote: a reading list inspired by the hit AMC show that ended on Sunday.   The list includes “Leaves of Grass,” the Walt Whitman book...
  • George Pelecanos' 'The Double' holds up a mirror to our dual selves

    George Pelecanos' 'The Double' holds up a mirror to our dual selves
    It's tough to be a writer of crime fiction. Not because of the genre but because of the expectations: A book a year, preferably part of a series, the same character over and over again. This is why, say, Walter Mosley and Michael Connelly have branched...
  • Lawrence Gilliard Jr. takes on a new role in AMC's 'The Walking Dead'

    Lawrence Gilliard Jr. takes on a new role in AMC's 'The Walking Dead'
    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...
  • After 20 years, Richard Belzer's John Munch retires

    After 20 years, Richard Belzer's John Munch retires
    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...
  • 'The Walking Dead': Another day, another zombie

    'The Walking Dead': Another day, another zombie
    "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...