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  • Channel Guide Magazine names the best new Fall 2013 shows

     
    Who makes the list for the best new Fall 2013 shows? Here the Channel Guide Magazine staff boils it down to our personal favorites — shows that moved us, captured our attention, made us laugh, left us anxious to see what would happen next and/or...
  • 'American Idol': Corey Clark returns with lawsuit claiming racism

    He may have been sent packing on "American Idol," but Corey Clark just can't let the show go. Now he's joining other former contestants in a voluminous lawsuit claiming that Fox's singing contest is racist. Clark, now 33, is one of 10 plaintiffs suing...
  • Digital Review: Netflix's 'Derek'

    Unexpectedly poignant and only sporadically funny, Ricky Gervais' latest series, "Derek," is a rare solo effort for the comic, making its U.S. debut via Netflix after his lengthy affiliation with HBO. Although it takes awhile to grow accustomed to...
  • Fall TV 2013 preview: 11 new cable, Internet shows

    Fall TV 2013 preview: 11 new cable, Internet shows
    Every fall, the major broadcast networks unveil the most new TV series and thus grab the biggest chunk of audience attention. But quantity doesn't necessarily equal quality, so to find some of Fall TV's most interesting fare viewers need to check out...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'The Mindy Project' on Fox

    Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'The Mindy Project' on Fox
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 15 - 21, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Dads Two college buddies (Giovanni...
  • Emmys 2013: 'Modern Family' cast celebrates at the HBO party

    Emmys 2013: 'Modern Family' cast celebrates at the HBO party
    The cast of "Modern Family" was jubilant and seemingly everywhere at HBO's annual post-Emmy bash at the Pacific Design Center on Sunday night. The ABC sitcom was riding high thanks to its fourth consecutive Emmy win for best comedy, and star Ty Burrell,...
  • Mike Birbiglia, for now, is our everyman

    Mike Birbiglia, for now, is our everyman
    Mike Birbiglia outlines, in essence, three strikes against marriage: It's based in the medieval notion of the exchange of property; mutual monogamy is almost impossible to achieve; and, since he's not an especially happy guy and has few prospects for...
  • NBC airs The Office retrospective before series finale

     
    Ahead of the series finale, NBC will air an hourlong The Office retrospective special produced by NBC News. Chances are you never looked at your workplace or your coworkers the same way after seeing an episode of The Office. The comedy series that started...
  • Comedy Central’s “Drunk History” rewrites the books

     
    Comedy Central's new half-hour comedy Drunk History pairs inebriated storytellers with A-list talent to reenact some of history’s greatest moments. Based on a web series of the same name, Comedy Central's new half-hour comedy Drunk History pairs...
  • TV Picks: 'Drunk History,' Truffaut, 'Moone Boy' and 'Chima'

    TV Picks: 'Drunk History,' Truffaut, 'Moone Boy' and 'Chima'
    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...
  • TV review: Belly up to 'Drunk History'

    TV review: Belly up to 'Drunk History'
    My high school history teachers would not approve. On "Drunk History" (9 p.m. CT July 9, Comedy Central; 3 stars out of 4), comics guzzle large amounts of alcohol before retelling historical incidents while comic actors lip-sync their every...
  • Review: 'Drunk History' offers amusingly inebriated takes on the past

    Review: 'Drunk History' offers amusingly inebriated takes on the past
    "Drunk History," which has lived on the website Funny or Die in fits and starts since 2007, graduates to television Tuesday, courtesy of Comedy Central. It is a strange business: a show in which people who have had too much to drink, for real, travel to...