| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The new One Direction album sounds like it was designed to win over (or perhaps further irritate) people likely to scoff at the idea that this British outfit is the biggest band on the planet.
The scale of its success seems beyond dispute, with 16...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Television will offer some big side dishes on Thanksgiving. A few programs to keep in mind:
Parades. NBC's coverage of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade runs from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday. Matt Lauer, Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie of "Today" will host....
| Nov 27, 2013
| 7:10 PM
Two of the final eight acts will be eliminated Thursday on "The X Factor."
But the two remaining Central Florida acts gave strong performances Wednesday night in sharply different ways. Sierra Deaton of the duo Alex & Sierra rebounded with a strong...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 5:20 PM
In a Thanksgiving edition, "The X Factor" dropped two of the final eight acts.
SPOILER ALERT: The first elimination produced "shock in the audience," host Mario Lopez said.
Lillie McCloud, the 54-year-old grandmother from Orlando, was out. Alex &...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 10:05 AM
NBC gobbled up plenty of viewers with the Thanksgiving NFL matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The game, a 22-20 victory for Baltimore, drew a household rating of 11.5 in Nielsen's metered markets Thursday, up 3% from last...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 3:14 AM
How will Carrie Underwood fare as Maria in a live telecast of "The Sound of Music"?
That mystery propels the most unusual program this week: NBC's live telecast of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical at 8 p.m. Thursday. The producers stress that they're...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 4:30 AM
LONDON -- One Direction, Katy Perry, The Killers and Elton John will appear on the finale of "The X Factor" in the U.K.
One Direction will play the title track from their new album "Midnight Memories," while Perry will perform "Unconditionally."
| Dec 3, 2013
| 6:30 AM
With a show called "Kirstie," it would be easy to dwell on TV Land's "Pet Sematary"-like attempt to resurrect the career of sitcom star Kirstie Alley, not to mention Rhea Perlman and Michael Richards. But here is what matters about the new half-hour...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:00 AM
This may be remembered as the autumn that network TV executives fell head over heels in love — with the DVR.
Not that long ago, digital video recorders were seen as a threat to broadcasters' way of life, much as VCRs were seen as a killer for...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 10:24 AM
Fox Broadcasting has tapped former Discovery Channel programming executive Simon Andreae as its new executive vice president of alternative entertainment.
Andreae will attempt to fill the big shoes left by Mike Darnell, who had been president of...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 7:26 AM
The reality contests enter new phases and are among the week's highlights:
"The X Factor" arrived with great fanfare two years ago because it was Simon Cowell's show. The singing contest has never delivered on the hype. That is unlikely to change...