| Mar 6, 2014
| 2:30 PM
E! has crowned the Elizabeth Hurley starrer "The Royals," revolving around a fictional British royal family, as its first scripted drama series.
The NBCUniversal cabler has been focused on launching a scripted series for some time. The Lionsgate TV...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
It's crunch time at the networks, as they take stock of their current crop of shows and map out their needs and plans for fall.
The bubble will burst for a slew of skeins, likely including first-year comedies fronted by Michael J. Fox, Sean Hayes and...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 9:11 AM
'Orphan Black.' Clone club members, rejoice; the second season of BBC America's surprise sci-fi hit is back, with a star that continues to dazzle in her ability to inhabit multiple characters and story lines that grow more thrilling and provocative with...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 5:11 PM
In an effort to cast a wider comedy net, NBC is taking things to the online playground.
The network announced Tuesday an initiative called "NBC Comedy Playground," a national campaign that the network describes as a way to invest in "new cutting-edge...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 2:20 PM
The future — at least Chicago-born director Robert Zemeckis' idea of the future, as envisioned in 1989 — arrives, in our present space-time continuum, in 553 Earth days. That date, Oct. 21, 2015, is when "Back to the Future Part II" is set,...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Directing, co-writing, producing and starring in his latest movie, a comedy Western called "A Million Ways to Die in the West" while juggling the production of four primetime series during the past year wasn't enough for the multihyphenate. So he also...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"The most important thing is generosity. That is the decision to use your mind and reason as well as you can in each situation," said Descartes.
If you read my friend David Patrick Columbia in his New York Social Diary yesterday when he covered the Maria...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 4:42 PM
One of my friends, exasperated with the media overkill relating to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, posted this a few days ago on his Facebook page:
"BREAKING NEWS!!! Some country's satellite may have seen something floating around somewhere in the ocean....
| Apr 1, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Fox's "Gotham" has found another villain.
Cory Michael Smith will play Edward Nygma (also known as the man who would become the Riddler) in the drama that explores the origin story of eventual Gotham police commissioner James Gordon (Ben McKenzie)....
| Apr 2, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Spring is the time of year when much of the TV business slaves away on pilots, with actors and crews often pulling 14-hour-plus workdays to deliver sample episodes in hopes that, come May, the networks will add their series to their fall lineups.
| Feb 16, 2014
| 6:13 AM
Figure skating, skiing and hockey at the Sochi Olympics are likely to command the biggest audiences this week. NBC should score another easy win in the ratings.
But it's a busy week for other reasons. Jimmy Fallon takes over "The Tonight Show," now in...
| Jan 14, 2014
When it comes to finding your calling in life, author and television personality Jane Pauley prefers the word "reimagine" to "reinvention."
"So many people have that yearning for something and they don't know what 'it' is," Pauley said during a recent...