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  • Season Preview 2014: What to watch on TV in Orlando

    Season Preview 2014: What to watch on TV in Orlando
    Here are the synopses, time slots and premiere dates, where available, for new series and programs from the broadcast networks, cable channels and PBS. Schedules can change. TV critic Hal Boedeker assesses the programs. ABC SELFIE, 8 p.m. Tuesday:...
  • Hear Nuggets of Future Vampire Weekend Songs (Maybe) at Broadway's 'This Is Our Youth'

    The average Broadway playgoer may not recognize the name Rostam Batmanglij when they see it in the program for "This Is Our Youth," the new staging of the 1996 play starring Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson. But a couple of them probably...
  • The Showrunner Must Go On

    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...
  • Larry David to Write and Star in New Broadway Play

    Larry David will make his Broadway debut this winter in "Fish in the Dark," a new play that he also wrote. Produced by Scott Rudin, the play is a comedy about a clan dealing with a death in the family, and has a cast of about fifteen. Showbiz411 broke...
  • 9 answers about Facebook's creepy emotional-manipulation experiment

    9 answers about Facebook's creepy emotional-manipulation experiment
    Facebook's explosive study on user feelings and the newsfeed reads like something straight out of a bad sci-fi movie. There's "emotional contagion." Dire ethical qualms. The cold, thoughtless manipulation of hundreds of thousands of vulnerable humans by...
  • Aaron Sorkin in Talks for 'Flash Boys' at Sony

    Sony Pictures is in early talks for Aaron Sorkin to adapt Michael Lewis' real-life financial drama "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt." Sorkin won a screenwriting Oscar in 2010 for adapting "The Social Network" for Sony. Scott Rudin, a producer on "The...
  • Memorize this: How stage actors learn all their lines

    Memorize this: How stage actors learn all their lines
    How good is your memory? Is it shot, like mine? Do you know all your passwords? Can you remember what you did last Tuesday? If someone asked you to recall every item you bought during a recent trip to the grocery store, could you do it? Now consider the...
  • Google Unveils Android TV Platform, with Sony, Sharp and Netflix Among Partners

    Google gave developers an early look at Android TV at its I/O conference Wednesday, its newest attempt to let Android-based devices work better with HDTVs, set-tops and other entertainment systems. For Google, the Android TV platform -- which includes...
  • DeVon Franklin Nabs First-Look Producing Deal With Sony

    DeVon Franklin will segue from his post as senior vice president of production for Columbia Pictures into a first-look production deal with Sony. Encompassing both film and television, Franklin and his namesake production company, Franklin Entertainment,...
  • No One Played Offstage at Comfort-Centric TCA Awards

    In 2001, a frail Sid Caesar walked with assistance to the stage to accept his Television Critics Assn. Career Achievement Award, looking out at a ballroom filled with critics and Hollywood bizzers from Aaron Sorkin to Bryan Cranston. The crowd grew a...
  • Comedy should have the last laugh in television

    Comedy should have the last laugh in television
    The subject is comedy. If it is not exactly true that it "can't get no respect," to quote the comic, it does get less than it deserves. It has become commonplace to say that we are living in a New Golden Age of Television, or a Platinum Age of...
  • TV's presidential portrayals go from salute to 'Hail to the Creep'

    It all used to be so simple — and patriotic. If the president of the United States were to appear as a character on a television series, and it was a rarity, he was generally upright, forthright and just, well, right. "Even when he was a hack, the...