| Nov 22, 2013
| 4:19 AM
The weekend highlights include a global celebration, awards, several TV legends, big guest stars and a series-altering plot twist. The highlights by day:
1. ABC presents the American Music Awards at 8 p.m., and the telecast should bring in...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 12:05 AM
Merry Thanksmas! The two big, upcoming holidays get all jumbled up together this week, TV-wise. Elsewhere, check out dogs, Muppets and parades. Here's what caught my eye on the television schedule this week:
"The 2013 American Music Awards,"...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 4:24 AM
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,...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:04 PM
"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...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:12 PM
Continuing its tradition of selecting names that sound a little like made-up nouns from Middle-earth (hi, Rainey Qualley!), the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. has named Sosie Bacon as Miss Golden Globe for its ceremony on Jan 12.
Bacon is the daughter...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 9:44 AM
By now, you know whether you're "in" or "out" when it comes to Springfield's most famous family, the stars of television's longest-running scripted series ... with no end in immediate sight.
If you're "in," you know what to do regarding this round of...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 8:44 AM
It takes a lot to overshadow Lady Gaga, especially on a night in which she’s the sole name on the “Saturday Night Live” bill. However, after her two musical performances, many people were asking, “Who are those people, and is...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:40 PM
"Free Birds" is an odd duck. The animated feature has a nifty premise: time-traveling turkeys, for starters. They're critters on a mission, as one would assume, their goal nothing less than rewriting American culinary history — and the fate of their...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Has "The Daily Show" supplanted "Saturday Night Live" as a launching pad for modern comedy talent? It's a judgment call, but in light of the latest budding star to break out of the former, a barroom debate well worth having.
Word that John Oliver has...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 12:04 PM
This week brings the series premieres of "Ground Floor," "Alpha House" and "Almost Human" and the series finale of "Eastbound & Down." Also on the schedule are the return of "Parks and Recreation" after a short hiatus, the Season 4 premiere of "Raising...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Now in its fourth year, Variety's Power of Comedy event recruits a lineup of standup and sketch acts to raise money for the Noreen Fraser Foundation.
While fundraising never hurts, the org is just as committed to raising awareness.
An unfl appable...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:58 AM
You'll be so glad to have more time together with television legend Carol Burnett in November.
Keep in mind:
Burnett visits "The Queen Latifah Show" on Monday, and the host will salute Burnett as an inspiration. The episode of the nationally...