| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
It's a grand era for TV drama, and one of the season's most enjoyable, "Penny Dreadful," concludes its first year. Here a few programs to keep in mind this weekend:
Showtime didn't make the "Penny Dreadful" finale available; it airs at 10 p.m. Sunday....
| Apr 9, 2014
| 7:36 AM
Amazon has green lit two more pilots that will debut later this year on Amazon Instant Video as part of the streaming service's third pilot season.
Adam Brody and Chloë Sevigny headline the dramatic comedy "The Cosmopolitans,” while Ron Perlman,...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Amazon Studios announced that production is commencing this week on its next two pilots - dramedy "The Cosmopolitans" from Whit Stillman and hour-long drama "Hand of God" -- which will debut on the Internet retailer's site later in 2014 for public...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Having last year put a toe in the water with an exploratory pilot and found it fine, "Endeavour" returns to the PBS series "Masterpiece Mystery" Sunday with four new episodes. They are excellent company, even if they sometimes feel too coincidental,...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 9:44 AM
L.A. Times TV critic Robert Lloyd highlights the week's television:
"Drunk History" (Comedy Central, Tuesdays). A great and terrible idea that yields hilarity pretty consistently: Heavily intoxicated narrators (comics, comic actors) retell episodes from...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 9:55 AM
"Siberia" -- It may not have the built-in fan base of "Under the Dome," but NBC's "Siberia" could be just as much fun. Sixteen contestants are dropped in the middle of a Siberian forest with a camera crew and not much else. The goal: to survive long...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 4:32 PM
By Athena Voulgaropoulos Follow @ChannelGuideAV Tom Hardy is making a career for himself playing brutal sociopaths. His penchant for tough-guy roles — like his award-winning portrayal of Britain’s most notorious prisoner, Charles Bronson, in...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 4:47 PM
In its second episode, "The Newsroom" heightens the romantic comedy between a cynical anchor (Jeff Daniels) and his former lover and new executive producer (Emily Mortimer). Series creator Aaron Sorkin forces the earnest producer to lecture her staff, a...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 4:44 PM
TV movies and miniseries have fallen out of vogue on the broadcast networks, but "Masterpiece" still delivers stylish, dramatic fare. And the PBS mainstay has so much more to offer beyond "Downton Abbey."...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 9:38 AM
The roots of the character Inspector Morse, long a mainstay of PBS' "Mystery!" (now "Masterpiece Mystery!") anthology, are explored in this prequel casting Shaun Evans as the character back when he was just a constable.
The 1960s-era Morse gets...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 6:01 PM
Keep your eyes on Tom Hardy. Before the Brit starred in films like "Inception" or this year's "Warrior," he scorched the small screen as thuggish Freddie Jackson in the 2009 British miniseries "The Take" (8 p.m. Friday, Encore; 3.5 stars).