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  • Emmy Nominations: How Accurate Were Our Predictions?

    In the days leading up to the announcement of the 2014 Emmy nominees, Variety set out to predict the most likely contenders in the drama, comedy, acting, miniseries and movies categories. While by no means an exact science, many of our picks made the...
  • Actor, screenwriter David Dastmalchian on his new film 'Animals'

    Actor, screenwriter David Dastmalchian on his new film 'Animals'
    Films about drug addiction tend to have a punishing quality. Even the good ones. I'm thinking of "Drugstore Cowboy" and "Requiem For a Dream," "Trainspotting" and "The Man with the Golden Arm." Full-blown drug addiction is bleak. Why would an honest movie...
  • CBS casts Tea Leoni as secretary of state

    CBS casts Tea Leoni as secretary of state
    CBS for next fall has lined up Tea Leoni as the U.S. secretary of state, a thriller about stalking and a comedy about sports-crazed Boston family. The most-watched network will add four dramas and one sitcom to start the season: "Madam Secretary"...
  • 'Here Lies Love,' 'Great Comet' Shatter Records in Lortel Nominations

    Two immersive Off Broadway buzzmagnets, the David Byrne-Fatboy Slim disco tuner "Here Lies Love" and Tolstoy-and-vodka musical "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812," earned a record-breaking 11 nominations each for the 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards,...
  • 'Way West' needs a dramatic compass

    'Way West' needs  a dramatic compass
    In the best scene of Mona Mansour's "The Way West," the otherwise rather frustrating new play at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company that contrasts the optimism of initial Western expansion in these United States with today's struggling California middle...
  • Drama League Awards Go Broad with Crowded List of 2014 Nominations

    A whopping seven Broadway musicals and two Off Broadway tuners will compete for the single 2013-14 Drama League Award for musical, one of only five competitive award categories packed with nominees that also include actors Michelle Williams, Denzel...
  • HBO renews medical comedy 'Getting On' for second season

    HBO renews medical comedy 'Getting On' for second season
    HBO is giving a life extension to its medical comedy "Getting On," announcing Tuesday that it has renewed the off-kilter dark comedy for a second season. "Getting On," from Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer ("Big Love"), is an adaptation from a BBC series...
  • HBO Renews 'Getting On'

    HBO has ordered a second season of "Getting On," Variety has confirmed. Comedy, based on a Brit series of the same name, bowed on HBO in November and hails from "Big Love" creators Will Scheffer and Mark V. Olsen. Season two will be comprised of six...
  • Chicago Film Archives returns to blue-collar Lincoln Park

    Chicago Film Archives returns to blue-collar Lincoln Park
    Midway through the 1974 documentary "Now We Live on Clifton," which captures the early gentrification of Lincoln Park, a group of boys fling themselves off the roof of a house onto a flimsy mattress down below. The diversion has "broken ankle" written all...
  • Thursday's Highlights: 'The Big Bang Theory'

    Thursday's Highlights: 'The Big Bang Theory'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 9-15, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   --------------------   SERIES Chicagoland Mayor Rahm Emanuel cheers on...
  • The real Masters & Johnson-- and their TV counterparts

    The real Masters & Johnson-- and their TV counterparts
    It's one thing to study human sexuality in the Midwest in the 1950s. It is yet quite another to find willing participants. But William Masters and Virginia Johnson — the St. Louis-based researchers who would become famous as America's foremost sex...
  • TV This Week November 24 - 30: 'Great Performances' on PBS

    TV This Week November 24 - 30: 'Great Performances' on PBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 24 - 30, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SUNDAY Sarah Lancaster can't see Christmas for...