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  • TV Review: 'Breathless'

    Doctors and nurses have been engaged in soapy doings since broadcasting's infancy, but seldom in a package quite as tantalizing as "Breathless." Set in the early '60s, this three-part "Masterpiece" production obviously shares certain qualities with "Mad Men," but quickly establishes its own spin on the era replete with a web of interlocking relationships. Built around a dashing gynecologist who performs illegal abortions, the project feels timely and provocative, but can just as easily be savored strictly for its "Peyton Place"-like attributes. For those needing a fix of sumptuous British period drama until "Downton Abbey" docks, "Breathless" is a breath of fresh air.
  • British Thesp Nigel Davenport Dies at 85

    British actor Nigel Davenport, who is best known for his roles in "A Man for All Seasons" and "Chariots of Fire," died on Oct. 25. He was 85. The character actor began his five-decade-long career on stage before venturing into film and TV. Davenport will...

    Mipcom's Profile Rises As TV Hits Golden Age

    CANNES -- The global boom of upscale cast-driven drama has injected some glamour and timeliness into the Cannes-set Mipcom confab, turning it into a one-stop-launchpad for top sales companies. The looming airstrike, which was eventually cancelled on...

    Katzenberg, Kavanaugh Join Cannes TV Market Crowd

    CANNES -- Jeffrey Katzenberg, Ryan Kavanaugh and Andie MacDowell were among the star guests in Cannes for the Mipcom program market, which attracted 13,500 TV industryites. There were 4,623 international acquisitions execs at the event, which wrapped...

    “Smash” Season 2 brings changes, Jennifer Hudson

     
    When the second season of Smash premieres on NBC Tuesday night (Feb. 5, 9pm ET), fans of the first season might feel like they are watching an entirely different show. And with new producers, actors — including Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson —...