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Audra McDonald

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  • This week: classic 'Modern Family'; 'Dancing With the Stars' finale

    This week: classic 'Modern Family'; 'Dancing With the Stars' finale
    The TV season officially ends Wednesday night, and programmers quickly turn to summer scheduling. The top offerings as the season ends: "Modern Family" concludes its season with a visit to Florida for the funeral of Phil's mother. The episode, at 9 p.m....
  • TV This Week: May 19 - 25: 'Save Me' on NBC

    TV This Week: May 19 - 25: 'Save Me' on NBC
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 19 - 25, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SUNDAY Respect their longevity! 1980s icons...
  • ‘The Good Wife’: Great guest stars; a great future?

     
    The most reassuring TV news I heard last week: “The Good Wife” has no plans to take on “The Walking Dead” and woo young viewers. It's not an issue for the acclaimed CBS drama, which attracts older adults. “We really at this...
  • New Year’s Eve: Ryan Seacrest, Kathy Griffin, Times Square star

     
    THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: Television has big plans to usher in 2013 on Monday night. Your choices on New Year's Eve include: ABC: The network marks the first New Year's Eve since Dick Clark died. “America Idol” host Ryan Seacrest will be...
  • New Year’s Eve: ABC goes big to remember Dick Clark

     
    Nobody does New Year's Eve like ABC. That was true in the Dick Clark era, and it will be true as the network marks the first New Year's Eve since Clark died in April. “America Idol” host Ryan Seacrest takes over for his late mentor. But first,...
  • ‘Pioneers of Television’ on soaps; ‘Parenthood’ season finale; ‘Private Practice’ series finale

     
    This may be the end of "Parenthood" at 10 on NBC. It is billed as the season finale. The show does well with young adults, but will that be enough to win renewal? We're told that Sarah (Lauren Graham) will pick between Hank (Ray Romano) and Mark (Jason...
  • Disturbing ‘Following’ debuts; also ‘Private Practice’ ends, ‘Spartacus’ returns

     
    The main TV highlight this week: “The Following” arrives on Fox. TV needs another serial-killer drama the way Bill Gates needs more money. Yet “The Following,” a brutal drama debuting at 9 p.m. Monday, jolts a tired genre. This...
  • Neil Patrick Harris: Simply the best awards show host

     
    Audra McDonald left ABC's "Private Practice" to return to the stage for "Porgy and Bess." For her dynamic Bess, she earned a record fifth Tony, tying her with Lansbury and Julie Harris for most wins by an actor....
  • Was "Follies" directed by Fleetwood native, robbed?

     
    Was "Follies" robbed? The highly-regarded and well-reviewed revival of the Stephen Sondheim classic musical that was directed by Fleetwood native Eric Schaeffer, seemed a shoe-in for a Tony Award for best revival of a musical. The production which came...
  • This weekend: ‘True Blood’ returns; ‘Mad Men’ season ends; Neil Patrick Harris hosts Tonys

     
    The Tonys will feature a number from "The Book of Mormon," last year's winner for best musical. The charming "Once" seems to have the edge this year in the musical category over Disney's "Newsies." The musical revival contenders are "Follies," "Jesus...
  • This weekend: ‘Walking Dead’ showdown; Joshua on ‘The Bible’; Justin Timberlake hosts ‘SNL’

     
    Pity the people stuck at the multiplex. They don't have all the choices coming at you this weekend from television, the multiplex in your house. The highlights by night: SUNDAY 1. “The Walking Dead,” at 9 on AMC, should do extremely well in...
  • Itzhak Perlman joins Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central

    Itzhak Perlman joins Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central
    Violinst Itzhak Perlman took a break from his performance schedule this week to put in a guest appearance on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report." The episode aired Wednesday night and featured the famed violinist performing Fritz Kreisler's "Spanish...