| Sep 18, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Like most CBS dramas, "Madam Secretary" was clearly developed with a time period in mind -- another high-powered, classily cast drama about a woman with ripped-from-the-headlines undertones. Yet this lead-in to "The Good Wife" plays more like a slightly simple-minded return to "The West Wing," with Tea Leoni as the reluctant Secretary of State, chosen (after her predecessor's somewhat suspicious death) specifically for her lack of political ambitions. So come for the Hillary factor, and stay for the feel-good foreign policy practiced with courage and intelligence, or at least, so CBS hopes.
| Sep 17, 2014
| 6:23 PM
A reader named Loretta recently wrote to me after making a very astute observation.
In an article about Emmy contenders, Loretta came across this passage: "'Louie' aired 14 episodes, 'Orange' telecast 13 and 'Veep' had 10. 'Silicon Valley' aired just...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 8:15 AM
When the secretary of State invites you into bed, it's hard to say no.
At the end of a long week filming the new CBS drama "Madam Secretary," Téa Leoni is exhausted. Because there are few comfortable places available on the makeshift Brooklyn soundstage...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 1:45 PM
"Party Down" (Hulu). This comedy about a less than merry band of caterers, which went for two seasons on Starz in 2009 and 2010, was created by "Veronica Mars" mastermind Rob Thomas with "Mars" cohorts Dan Ethridge and John Enhom and actor Paul Rudd,...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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