| Aug 20, 2014
| 5:59 AM
My mother had an easy explanation for why series succeed. "You have to have someone to root for," she said.
The series that deliver those characters will take off in the ratings. Television has presented memorable characters this summer. A few to...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 12:39 PM
"Finally," said not one single die-hard fan of FX's thriller "The Strain," "a bunch of historical background on vampires!"
Too bad. That's what viewers saw in the most recent episode of the hit summer series, with professor-Holocaust survivor Abraham...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:50 AM
You'll be seeing stars, vampires and football players this weekend among the TV highlights.
1. Hall of Fame Game, NBC, 8 p.m. Sunday
Just how much are viewers missing the NFL? We'll find out when the 2014 preseason begins with the New York Giants...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:09 AM
Premiering this weekend: The show most likely to be this summer's breakout hit.
A creepy epic, "The Strain" arrives with enough frightening flair to engross — and gross out — viewers who are missing "The Walking Dead."
The FX drama, debuting...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Shark Week is back this weekend. "True Blood" and "The Strain" take sharply different approaches to vampire drama. Clive Owen plays doctor, Starz goes to Scotland, and Dick Cavett looks back at Watergate. The weekend highlights:
1. Shark Week, Sunday,...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 12:30 PM
FX is so steeped in brooding drama, the comicbook-y roots of "The Strain" feel mildly off brand, but also like a breath of fresh air. While there's not much new to be done with the vampire genre, director Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's adaptation of...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 6:30 AM
"Welcome to Sweden." Shot in Sweden, with subtitles and two Poehlers, "Welcome to Sweden" is the freshest thing to happen to broadcast comedy since "Modern Family."
Loosely based on creator Greg Poehler’s life, the story follows Bruce (Poehler),...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 10:30 AM
FX Networks has launched an exclusive promotion on Microsoft's Xbox Video ahead of Sunday's premiere of vampire thriller "The Strain" from Guillermo del Toro.
The cabler partnered with Xbox Video to deliver a package of custom teasers, artwork,...
| Jul 13, 2014
Guillermo del Toro, a preview of “Lego Batman 3,” and Kevin Bacon and costars from “The Following” are highlights from […]...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 6:00 AM
I found myself yelling a lot at the flat screen while watching the first four episodes of Guillermo del Toro's new horror series, "The Strain," which debuts on FX Sunday night.
At first, I thought it a residual reaction from the hours spent watching the...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 5:30 AM
The vampires in FX’s new thriller, “The Strain,” are not -- repeat, not -- romantic. They’re not brooding or conflicted or passionate or sparkly. They do not pout, pose or toss off come-hither glances. And not a single one of...
| May 18, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Netflix took home the International Award for "Breaking Bad" at the BAFTA Television Awards on Sunday.
Crime drama "Broadchurch" was recognized in three categories: Olivia Colman won the BAFTA for leading actress for her performance as Ellie Miller,...