| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:42 PM
We all have reality TV shows that we love, that we program into the DVR to make sure we don't miss a single moment of. And we have the ones that, to our minds, are meh. So, what's the key to the ones that seem to hit the mark?
The Envelope invited...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Review: Laughing Bird
4514 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-506-2473
Rating: !!! (out of 4) Off to a good start
Have you ever wished you could eat at a place called the Tina Turner Tavern? If things go well for chef Chrissy Camba at new Lincoln Square restaurant...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:47 AM
"Kid President: Declaration of Awesome" (Hub Network, Saturdays). Young Internet phenom Robby Novak, now 10, is the star of this whole-family-friendly half-hour series, expanded from the short online "pep talks" -- at once mock-inspirational and...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 1:03 PM
Lauren Zalaznick's career has included stints as a movie producer, marketing executive and cable network president.
Now she can add newsletter editor to her resume.
Zalaznick spends Sundays blasting out the "LZ Sunday Paper," a collection of...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 6:00 AM
"True Detective" joined a stellar list of drama nominees including “Breaking Bad" and "House of Cards" when the 2014 Emmy nominations were announced Thursday morning in a ceremony hosted by Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly.
The comedy series nominees...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 8:27 AM
A miracle is a coincidence you know can't be a coincidence. How else could Carlos Gaytan explain what happened 17 months ago — with his West Town restaurant Mexique spiraling into debt, he and his wife, Iliamar, decided it could no longer go on....
| Mar 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
In a follow-up to the Feb. announcement of "Top Chef at Sea," a joint venture between Celebrity Cruises and Bravo, the companies revealed Wednesday the 13 former "chef'testants" who will set sail on four exclusive Celebrity Cruises vacations beginning...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:36 AM
Bravo, the cable reality heavyweight, is inch by inch expanding its program offerings in the scripted arena. The network announced Tuesday its forthcoming slate of original programming, which includes 15 new series -- two of which are scripted, one of...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 9:13 AM
Let's begin with a recipe.
Start with the how-to tips, step-by-step instructions and trade-related jargon of prototypical design shows like "This Old House," mix in the easy-to-understand challenges of competition programs like "Top Chef," layer in...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 1:28 PM
That show you've been waiting for, where "The Real World" meets "MasterChef," has arrived.
"House of Food" is its name and like "The Real World" it is on MTV and brings a bunch of strangers into a big house together, and like "MasterChef,"...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 6:30 AM
The streaming wars continue: Hulu reached a licensing deal with NBCUniversal, one of its owners, to bring past seasons of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "Top Chef" and other shows exclusively to the Hulu Plus subscription service.
Under the multiyear agreement,...