| Sep 3, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Kevin Pollak is set to direct the docu "Misery Loves Comedy," which explores the mind of the stand-up comic.
Becky Newhall of Newaley Pictures and Burton Ritchie and Ben Galecki of Heretic Films will produce.
Pollak uses interviews, day-in-the-life...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Although she's best known as silver-tongued killjoy Sue Sylvester, a scheming cheerleader coach with a propensity for track suits on Fox's "Glee," Jane Lynch's range as an actress runs wide and deep. Her roots with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company and...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 1:07 PM
It's been two decades since Groundlings alum Jennifer Coolidge got her first big break in "The Masseuse" episode of the NBC series "Seinfeld," as Jerry's new masseuse girlfriend who refuses to give him a massage. In the subsequent 20 years, the...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:18 AM
What's a guy gotta do to get a shot at directing his first Pixar film? In Dan Scanlon's case, he may have had to kill somebody.
Granted, that somebody was fictional — and a '70s children's TV host, to boot. But thanks in part to whacking a live-...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 10:34 AM
The Stephen King experiment begins on CBS Sunday night, an open-ended series adaptation of "Under the Dome." The novel ran 1,100-plus pages, but still the show's creators have been given free reign in taking the story in new directions, which could be...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 12:42 PM
Cable news currently seems to be in a state of disarray, and the traditional network news divisions are struggling to get airtime. Sensing a chance to expand its claim in the highly competitive broadcast-news arena, public television plans to extend its...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 12:38 PM
Forget about staggered schedules or focusing on one thing at a time. Top-rated network CBS is planning to premiere nearly all of its new and returning programming during one week in September.
"Premiere Week" will kick off on Sunday, Sept. 22 with the...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 12:25 PM
In recent years, the Muscular Dystrophy Assn.'s annual telethon has undergone dramatic transformations from its early days as a live Labor Day weekend broadcast spanning almost two days with an endless parade of stars, pleas for charity and the anything-...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 3:30 PM
A powerful recurring motif in the varied works of Christopher Guest is the dummy.
From early sketch comedy on "Saturday Night Live" through a series of mock documentaries, the looming figure is an essential part of the Guest aesthetic. It can be a...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 7:00 AM
It may be a bit of a stretch for actor Fred Willard, but in Sunday’s episode of Christopher Guest’s delightful new HBO comedy, “Family Tree,” he will step into the time-honored TV role of wacky next-door neighbor.
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:15 AM
When he played Lenny on ABC's popular 1976-83 sitcom "Laverne & Shirley," Michael McKean realized he could easily become typecast as his dumb, lovable Fonzie wannabe and pal of the knuckleheaded Squiggy. He vowed not to let it happen.
"It's not your...
| May 23, 2013
| 10:25 AM
On paper, AMC's new reality show is fabulous. Each week for eight weeks, "Showville," which is set to premiere Thursday night at 9 p.m., will take us to a small town where talent coaches Alec Mapa and Lisette Bustamante will select four locals to put on a...