| Jul 13, 2014
| 12:05 AM
At the same time "The Strain" was in development, a commercial in heavy rotation showed three catty middle-schoolers stalking a chubby guy on a diet. Whenever he contemplated a calorie-drenched monstrosity, they'd pipe in with a rapid-fire "Ew!"...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:20 AM
"The Quick: A Novel" by Lauren Owen; Random House (544 pages, $27)
Two summers ago, I struggled to write a review of Gillian Flynn's "Gone Girl," an astonishingly good book that is virtually impossible to discuss without giving away its biggest, most...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 3:27 PM
1. "Invisible" by James Patterson and David Ellis (Little, Brown, $28). An FBI researcher on leave thinks hundreds of murders, rapes and kidnappings are connected, but no one believes her. Last week: —
2. "Top Secret Twenty-...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Their characters may be trapped “Under the Dome” in Chester's Mill, but the hit CBS show's actors are willingly entering […]...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Lifetime has given a pilot order to an adaptation of Jean M. Auel's prehistorical-set young adult books "The Clan of the Cave Bear."
The project is a co-production of Fox 21 and Lionsgate in association with Imagine Television and Allison Shearmur...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 10:18 AM
Only one of seven teams on Fox's "Masterchef" won this week's challenge, but the show beat out all broadcast television competition Monday night in the key young-adults demographic as "Under the Dome" cooled in this season's second episode.
| Jul 4, 2014
| 10:00 AM
For at least an hour, one of the biggest stars on the planet was the center of attention at the premiere of CBS' science-fiction drama "Extant" at the California Science Center in Exposition Park. Hundreds of invited guests sampling appetizers and wine...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 1:36 PM
"Lust in Space" would be a catchier title for "Extant," the coming week's biggest premiere.
Something unusual happened to astronaut Molly Woods (Halle Berry), who supposedly was alone for 13 months in space. Upon her return to Earth, Molly is stunned to...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 7:49 PM
Another bestselling author, another summer series for CBS.
With "Under the Dome" -- based on a Stephen King novel -- having just returned for Season 2, the network is hoping for another hit next year with "Zoo," a thriller adapted from the bestseller by...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 10:45 AM
The World Cup will continue to generate the most discussion this week, but programmers hope to spark interest in new prime-time series.
FX's dramatic "Tyrant" focuses on a California pediatrician who just happens to be the son of a Mideast dictator. The...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 10:59 AM
Tom Perrotta's novels are proving irresistible to Hollywood. First there was "Election," both funny and dark, and the much more serious "Little Children," for which Perrotta got an Oscar nomination. Now comes "The Leftovers," a new drama on HBO that makes...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 10:30 AM
CBS drama "Under the Dome," which last year opened to some of the best summer ratings for any new show in more than 20 years, returned to lower numbers Monday as it kicked off its second season. It was the night's top show -- and delivered the top 18-49...