| Jan 20, 2013
| 4:44 PM
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...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 4:37 PM
Natalie Zea says she prefers doing comedies, but her characters in two high-profile dramas find themselves in peril this week.
"Oh, God, I know. I gotta get away from this," she said Friday with a chuckle. "I've got to go do some sort of slapstick...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 6:23 AM
How to compete with the much-hyped season premiere of "The Voice"?
The broadcast networks are going very different routes Monday. Fox has been teasing that the episode of "The Following,"at 9, will be especially chilling. Serial killer Joe (James...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Fox will have more killing and comedy next season. The network announced Monday it was renewing Kevin Bacon's serial killer drama "The Following" and the comedies "The Mindy Project," "New Girl" and "Raising Hope."
"New Girl" will return for a third...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 5:43 PM
In Fox's "The Following," Wilmette native Nico Tortorella plays one-third of a serial killer love triangle that henceforth shall be called "Jemmaul."
"Jemmaul, I like that," the 24-year-old told me, laughing, when I suggested that nickname, PauJaMma...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 8:07 PM
There are 2,000 pounds of bacon waiting to be served to 2,000 people gathering on Saturday for the sold-out BaconFest Florida at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. But before you do the math, factor in another 350 pounds of Bacon: Kevin and Michael.
| Jan 20, 2013
| 12:39 PM
After more than 60 movies in a career spanning 35 years, Kevin Bacon wanted to up the dramatic ante with his first starring role in a primetime series on Fox's "The Following."
"I'm the guy from 'Footloose.' The biggest issue was whether or not the...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 10:19 PM
If you are sensitive to bloody images of horrible murder, you might not want to watch the new serial killer drama "The Following" (8 p.m. CT Jan. 21, Fox; 3 stars out of 4). If you like to be scared to the point of watching through interlocked fingers,...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 12:26 PM
Woe to Edgar Allan Poe. In life, the writer was ill-served by fortune: orphaned as a toddler, an indebted college dropout, Poe moved often, usually to dodge creditors. His beloved wife (and, um, first cousin) died in the Bronx at age 24; two years later...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 2:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor James Purefoy was born in Taunton, Somerset, England, on this date in 1964. This birthday guy currently stars as villainous Joe Carroll on "The Following." He's also remembered for his portrayal of Marc Anthony on the series "Rome," as...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 6:30 PM
The premiere of Fox's edgy serial-killer drama "The Following" arrives just as the major TV nets are facing renewed scrutiny of the level of violence in entertainment programming.
On Tuesday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena, Fox...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 6:33 PM
With Season 3 of "Portlandia" premiering Friday, I asked Fred Armisen to help me with my midseason TV preview by giving him the names of five new series. He then told me what he thought they are about. You can watch him answer in the video above, then...