| Feb 20, 2014
| 9:03 AM
Years ago, when I first interviewed Chicago playwright Tanya Saracho, she told me about visiting her senora here in town whenever she was in need of counsel. It took me a few minutes before I realized she was talking about a specific type of Latina...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 12:58 PM
There's something to be said about being a walking billboard.
Jenji Kohan, best known for being the creator of Showtime's "Weeds," fully embraces the task. Her nails — hands and toes — are coated in an orange hue. Her short hair is dizzied...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 7:00 AM
KNBC-TV Channel 4 continues to be an awards force -- racking up 18 nominations for the 65th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards. But Univision owned-and-operated station KMEX is showing its muscle, coming in at a close second.
The nominations were announced...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 8:20 AM
What do Steve Zahn, the actor who played Elliott in 1982's "E.T.," the telepathic police officer from NBC's "Heroes" and Lieutenant Eli Roosevelt from FX's "Sons of Anarchy" all have in common?
They're all scheduled to film TV pilots for ABC in the...
| Aug 27, 2013
The show: Premiere of "Oblivion" at Westport Country Playhouse.
First impressions: Playwright Carly Mensch's contemporary family dramedy has an ever-changing focus. Is this a play about an adolescent search for spiritual fulfillment, about mendacious...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:15 AM
When show creator Jenji Kohan threw in with Netflix at the outset of its original programming efforts, that was still a gutsy move. "I traded money for freedom, in essence," says the veteran TV writer of her move to what she calls "the new frontier." "I...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 3:37 PM
Netflix appears to be firing on all cylinders in 2013, with new original content coming every other month. Hot on the heels of "Arrested Development," which returns with 15 new episodes on May 26, Netflix plans to premiere its next series, "Orange Is...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The era of Internet television is officially here.
Netflix's "House of Cards" garnered nine Emmy nominations Thursday, becoming the first show delivered exclusively online to be nominated in the major categories including drama series, lead actor and...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 4:27 PM
With "Orange Is the New Black," Netflix looks like it has another hit. Or does it?
One issue with the streaming service is that no one really knows how many viewers are watching original series such as women-in-prison comedy "Orange" and the political...
| May 11, 2011
| 9:50 AM
"House" is leaving the building, "30 Rock" has rolled away, "The Middle" is coming to an end, and "American Idol" will soon be idle.
A generation ago, the end of the broadcast networks' season meant the beginning of the "nothing worth watching" season....
| May 17, 2011
| 6:00 AM
ABC on Tuesday announced its 2011-12 prime time schedule that includes 13 new shows, seven of which will premiere this fall. Among the new entries is "Pan Am," adrama about pilots and flight attendants set in the 1960s (everyone seems to be creating their...