| Jan 11, 2014
| 7:36 AM
A couple of hard-edged veteran cops are driving down a desolate Louisiana road after investigating a grisly crime scene in HBO’s new Sunday-night drama, “True Detective.”
They have been partners for three months but have spoken little...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 3:00 AM
How much longer can Hollywood claim to be the movie capital of the world? Can the California legislature reverse the slide of film production away from Los Angeles simply by enhancing tax credits for the movie and TV industry or, one day, will the...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 3:05 AM
When Pete Piringer was hired as Laurel's director of communications in November 2012, Mayor Craig Moe emphasized that the city's community outreach efforts needed a lift.
"I heard him loud and clear when I took the job that there was disconnect" in...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Holy Frijoles in Hampden and Frederick's on Fleet in Canton are the subjects of a cable TV show being taped in Baltimore this week.
The show, being developed for the TruTv network, appears to be a variation of "Wife Swap," the reality show in which...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:09 AM
Ever wanted to make a cameo appearance on a favorite TV show?
Michael Phelps is about to do just that, appearing on an episode of the USA Network drama "Suits" that will air March 6.
Phelps, who has said he's a fan of the show, has an easy role to...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Last year, Comedy Central delivered one of TV's most successful midseason series with "Inside Amy Schumer," starring Towson University grad and standup comedian Amy Schumer.
Wednesday night, the channel introduces another new series starring a Baltimore-...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 3:27 PM
All the TV stations in Baltimore say they’re the ones to turn to for breaking news.
Coverage of a shooting Saturday morning at the Mall in Columbia that left three dead put those promises to the test in a major way. Not everyone passed.
| Jan 27, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Documentaries were supposed to be a dying genre -- and living proof that we were becoming dumber as a nation.
Reality TV is cheaper and easier to make. And who has time for lengthy, in-depth explorations of anything any more in the age of Twitter? Docs...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Spend a little time watching tween television shows and one thing quickly becomes apparent. The girl characters might be smart or ditzy, athletic or brainy, nice or mean, but above else, they are attractive.
Researchers at the University of Delaware and...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 8:45 AM
I stopped paying much attention to Lifetime after the cable channel branded itself “Television for Women” in the 1990s and started offering exploitative made-for-TV movies like the 1997 production of “My Stepson, My Lover” with...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:17 AM
Howard County's rapidly growing senior population got some mixed news last week. The bad news: The part of their brain that controls short-term memory has been shrinking at an average rate of .5 percent a year since they turned 50. The good news: That...
| Mar 16, 2014
Six months in, there is more to say about Al Jazeera America than that its ratings stink. But that's about the only thing I see written about the Qatar-owned cable channel these days.
The ratings are minuscule — about one-half the audience that Al...