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  • “Bill Cosby Far From Finished” comes to Comedy Central

     
    Bill Cosby Far From Finished comes to Comedy Central: It’s been 30 years since Bill Cosby did a televised standup comedy concert in the landmark Bill Cosby Himself. Cosby makes a comeback to TV standup in this special directed by Robert Townsend and...
  • 'Carol Burnett: The Mark Twain Prize': Tina Fey brings the laughs, Tony Bennett brings the tears

     
    "Tina Fey opened the show, and she's just brilliant," says Carol Burnett, the latest recipient of "The Mark Twain Prize." "Her line was funny; she said, "I love you ... and it's just shy of being creepy."...
  • Carol Burnett: big prize, tremendous legacy

    Carol Burnett: big prize, tremendous legacy
      Carol Burnett made the world laugh, Carl Reiner says. She pulled off that feat with zany characters, stunning costumes and hilarious sketches, especially movie parodies. Didn't many of us learn movie history from her? Fans will appreciate the funny,...
  • TV Picks: 'Doctor Who,' Cosby, Burnett, Silverman, Americana

    TV Picks: 'Doctor Who,' Cosby, Burnett, Silverman, Americana
    "The Day of the Doctor" (BBC America, Saturday), "The Night of the Doctor" and "The Last Day" (online, at your will), "An Adventure in Space and Time" (BBC America, Friday). "Doctor Who," the television show/British national monument about an alien...
  • TV This Week November 24 - 30: 'Great Performances' on PBS

    TV This Week November 24 - 30: 'Great Performances' on PBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 24 - 30, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SUNDAY Sarah Lancaster can't see Christmas for...
  • 'Doctor Who,' Carol Burnett, 'Mentalist' top weekend fare

    'Doctor Who,' Carol Burnett, 'Mentalist' top weekend fare
    The weekend highlights include a global celebration, awards, several TV legends, big guest stars and a series-altering plot twist. The highlights by day: Sunday 1. ABC presents the American Music Awards at 8 p.m., and the telecast should bring in...
  • TV picks for Nov. 18 to Nov. 24: 'Doctor Who,' 'Betas'

    TV picks for Nov. 18 to Nov. 24: 'Doctor Who,' 'Betas'
    It's "Doctor Who" anniversary week, so tune to BBC America for a lot of new programming including the 50th anniversary movie on Saturday. Here's a look at what's coming on TV for the week of Nov. 18-24. Monday, Nov. 18 Doctor Who Takeover 8 a.m. Monday,...
  • L.A. theater openings, Nov. 17-24: 'The Lion King' returns

    L.A. theater openings, Nov. 17-24: 'The Lion King' returns
    "The Lion King" roars back into the Pantages, the musical "In the Heights" lands in Boyle Heights, and the Grinch is up to his old tricks at San Diego's Old Globe. A Family Affair Staged reading of an adaptation of Alexander Ostrovsky’s classic...
  • Making his mark as Twain

    Making his mark as Twain
    Although Mark Twain's literary voice has implanted itself in the American consciousness, there's no known recording of him speaking. Nevertheless, the "Huckleberry Finn" author came on the phone Monday afternoon to rave about his upcoming gig in Laguna...
  • Student's dry-ice science experiment explodes; school evacuated

    Student's dry-ice science experiment explodes; school evacuated
    A science experiment went awry Wednesday when it set off two dry-ice explosions at a Mar Vista middle school, prompting an evacuation and causing a student and an LAPD bomb technician to suffer minor injuries. A student had brought a couple of pieces of...
  • Your L.A. literary week: David Sedaris, Roy Choi, Vermin returns

    Your L.A. literary week: David Sedaris, Roy Choi, Vermin returns
    Sometimes a week goes by and the Los Angeles literary landscape is as barren and desolate as the Salton Sea. This is not one of those weeks. Tonight: Vermin on the Mount returns. The punk rock reading series takes its name from its original location,...
  • Cancer survivor conquers 37-mile bike ride up Maui volcano

    Cancer survivor conquers 37-mile bike ride up Maui volcano
    HALEAKALA, Hawaii — It's not getting any closer, I thought to myself, gazing at the 30-mile-wide mound of ancient lava in the distance. Nearly an hour into my ride I was pounding the pedals heading up the north slope of Maui's Haleakala, one of...