| Mar 14, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The National Assn. of the Deaf's inaugural Breakthrough Awards honored Marlee Matlin, Aaron Sorkin and "Switched at Birth's" producer Lizzy Weiss in a gala Thursday at the Hollywood Roosevelt.
The event celebrated those who have paved the way for deaf...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:08 PM
"Inside Amy Schumer" (Comedy Central, Tuesdays). This week -- April Fool's Day, as it happens -- begins a second season for Amy Schumer's brilliant, biting sketch-cum-stand-up-cum-interview show. Although Schumer, who is 32, has been doing stand-up for...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Did your favorite TV show win big at the Emmys on Sunday night? Or are you still grumbling about how those (expletive deleted) voters somehow overlooked (insert name of beloved actor here ... unless it's somebody from "Modern Family," in which case, we'...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 9:00 AM
"Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels and NBC are trumpeting their commitment to diversity as they search for a black female cast member, responding to an uproar over the historic lack of African American females on the veteran sketch comedy show....
| Dec 24, 2013
| 8:13 AM
First writer Aaron Sorkin left the project. Now its star, Hugh Jackman, has also departed.
The long-planned stage musical based on the life of Harry Houdini has lost its leading man, with Jackman withdrawing from the role. The Australian actor has cited...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When Nic Pizzolatto was 5, he had an epiphany. It wasn't the usual childhood one about finger-painting or bike-riding or other regular kid stuff. It was that one day he would die.
"You know how people say that young people feel immortal? I don't know...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 7:00 AM
It's the sound most have learned to ignore when she's around. Where there is Julie Plec, the co-creator of "The Vampire Diaries," there's a near constant hum — a sort of real-life soundtrack that rivals the intense, forlorn music on the popular CW...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 1:48 PM
From the moment we met her two years ago, Lena Dunham has been as much character as creator.
Her story — a 23-year-old with one small film to her credit handed the reins of a high-profile, frantically marketed HBO series — bled through the...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Western civilization may not be pining for a play about the wretched (and lightly disguised) family of imprisoned con man Bernie Madoff, but need it or not, actress-turned-scribe Amanda Peet has written just such a play in "The Commons of Pensacola."...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 2:30 PM
During a panel discussion earlier this week previewing the new TV season, I worried, in regard to journalism, that "the metabolism of the Web is making us stupid."
Aaron Sorkin is equally concerned -- and just as accurate -- when he suggests the same...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 4:30 PM
HBO has given a pilot production commitment to Bad Robot and Warner Bros. TV for a series adaptation of the 1973 Yul Brynner cult classic "Westworld," to be written and helmed by Jonathan Nolan.
Nolan and TV scribe Lisa Joy, who are married, are set to...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 11:12 AM
NEW YORK — John Gallagher Jr. was at a media screening of his new movie "Short Term 12" a few weeks ago when a man came up to him with a critique of his series TV character, journalist Jim Harper of "The Newsroom."
"You know, you're a terrible...