| Jul 11, 2014
| 11:33 AM
"Ray Donovan" (Showtime, Sundays). Ann Biderman's series about a Hollywood fixer, the dysfunctional (Boston Irish) family he came from and the dysfunctional family he heads begins a second season. (The last finished with revealed secrets, a degree of...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The Primetime Emmy nominations are meant to serve as an annual scorecard of the best work in television. But picking kudos contenders is a highly subjective process, and plenty of unpredictable, zeitgeist-y factors surely influenced the choices of TV...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 12:30 PM
This Emmy season, there's going to be more of everything: more campaigning, more events and more media coverage. The reason: more worthy contenders. And that explains another increase: more jockeying.
The frenzy kicked off when HBO announced that "True...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 4:49 PM
Tyler Perry's last film, "The Single Moms Club," was an all-around disaster — the film, greeted by scathing reviews, marked his worst showing ever at the box office and even tanked with his core audience.
But that failure hasn't discouraged the...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:45 AM
After three years in which TV movies and miniseries were lumped together in one ungainly category, the television academy believes there's enough programming to again warrant a separation. (The acting awards remain combo affairs, however.) Were they...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Stay tuned for updated winners from the 2014 Emmy Awards, which air tonight on NBC at 8pm ET/5pm PT.
Full list of nominations:
Best Drama Series
"Game of Thrones"
"House of Cards"
| Aug 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The late Aaron Spelling was modest and courtly to a fault. So when asked about his storied career at the TV Critics Assn. tour years ago, he gave most of the credit to the actors, writers and artisans with whom he'd worked.
When a rather naive reporter...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Hitting its 20th anniversary milestone this year, the Black Harvest Film Festival runs through the month of August at the Gene Siskel Film Center, spotlighting black cinema. The fest hasn't always been especially discerning about quality. I'm not sure...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 10:36 AM
Anwan Glover, who appeared in three seasons of "The Wire," was stabbed inside a Washington D.C. nightclub early Sunday, police said.
About 2 a.m. Sunday, a man approached Glover inside the Cafe Asia nightclub in the 1700 block of I Street in Northwest...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 12:05 PM
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell will be the top-of-show guest this week on "Real Time With Bill Maher."
Matthew Segal, co-founder and president of OurTime.org, will be the mid-show guest. Our Time, a membership group, promotes the civic and...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 4:21 PM
There's a good chance you will cross paths with one of the many projects filming in Chicago this summer — especially if you work or live downtown. After all, there are three major-studio movies and five (possibly six) TV series scheduled to shoot in...