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  • TV Picks: 'Drunk History,' Truffaut, 'Moone Boy' and 'Chima'

    TV Picks: 'Drunk History,' Truffaut, 'Moone Boy' and 'Chima'
    L.A. Times TV critic Robert Lloyd highlights the week's television: "Drunk History" (Comedy Central, Tuesdays). A great and terrible idea that yields hilarity pretty consistently: Heavily intoxicated narrators (comics, comic actors) retell episodes from...
  • 'True Blood' recap: High stakes for Bill (Bilith?) in season opener

    'True Blood' recap: High stakes for Bill (Bilith?) in season opener
    Remember how “True Blood” ended last August? The Vampire Authority compound is in flames. Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) drinks all the sacred blood supposedly preserved from Lilith (Jessica Clark), the mother of all vampires. Then Bill...
  • Director Dan Scanlon's 'Monster' career move

    Director Dan Scanlon's 'Monster' career move
    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-...
  • McNamara's Picks: 'Under the Dome,' 'Whodunnit,' 'Rizzoli & Isles'

    McNamara's Picks: 'Under the Dome,' 'Whodunnit,' 'Rizzoli & Isles'
    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...
  • PBS' 'NewsHour' to expand to weekends in the fall

    PBS' 'NewsHour' to expand to weekends in the fall
    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...
  • CBS will debut nearly all new programming during 'Premiere Week'

    CBS will debut nearly all new programming during 'Premiere Week'
    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...
  • MDA Telethon reduced to two-hour ABC special -- with no Jerry Lewis

    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-...
  • Christopher Guest shakes his 'Family Tree'

    Christopher Guest shakes his 'Family Tree'
    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...
  • Fred Willard climbs onto HBO's comedy 'Family Tree'

    Fred Willard climbs onto HBO's comedy 'Family Tree'
    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. He plays...
  • Michael McKean is a man of many comedic faces

     Michael McKean is a man of many comedic faces
    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...
  • AMC's new reality series 'Showville' should be better than it is

    AMC's new reality series 'Showville' should be better than it is
    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...
  • Top TV of 2012: Poehler's Leslie Knope shines on 'Parks and Rec'

    Top TV of 2012: Poehler's Leslie Knope shines on 'Parks and Rec'
    Amy Poehler has been a comedian of note for some time now — it's already 11 years since she joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live" (and three and change since she left it), and before that there was "The Upright Citizens Brigade" on Comedy Central...