| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The adrenaline ante has been so upped on episodic dramas as to somewhat devalue the "shocker" label. So credit the producers of "The Good Wife" with delivering a genuine jolt in Sunday's episode, precisely because the CBS series doesn't rely on over-the-...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 12:16 PM
If you are one of the 1.2 million viewers the Comedy Central series "Broad City" attracts on average each week, you might have noticed a nod to Baltimore in the recent episode "Stolen Phone."
When a distraught Ilana — one of the show's two...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 8:51 AM
Fans of the USA Network drama "Suits" will see one of their own on the show's Thursday night season premiere as Michael Phelps pops in for a four-line appearance.
The most decorated Olympian in history will play himself on the episode, scheduled to air...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 5:58 PM
A tentative deal was reached Thursday in Annapolis to increase tax credits for film and television productions shot in Maryland, in a bid to keep popular TV series like "House of Cards" and "Veep" from abandoning the state.
A joint conference...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 5:20 AM
WWE Hall of Famer "Rowdy" Roddy Piper is in a new movie, "Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies." I had a chance to speak with him about the movie, the upcoming Wrestlemania, the WWE Network, his feelings toward WWE and their feelings toward him.
Ring Posts: Are...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 3:00 AM
"Inside Amy Schumer," one of the few comedy hits on network or cable TV last year, returns tonight for a second season as full of its sexual self and as aggressively funny as ever.
Last year, the series brought a most-welcome, tough-as-any-guy-can-be...
| 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...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Maryland-made "House of Cards" was one of several entertainment series to win a Peabody Award Wednesday.
"By releasing an entire season of episodes at once, Netflix took binge viewing to a new level and obliterated the idea that a hit TV show needs a...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:35 PM
“PBS NewsHour,” once one of the nation’s most influential broadcasts, is on the brink of marginalization — if not extinction.
And for those of us who believe TV needs at least one noncommercial, nightly, national newscast in...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 6:49 AM
This is a column I have put off for weeks, because it makes me sad to write it. And ultimately, it begs an answer, which I am not sure I have.
But with the year ending, I can no longer avoid it. After decades of writing about television and media, this...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 6:46 AM
Former WWE diva and TNA knockout Mickie James will be appearing at the Maryland Championship Wrestling show in Joppa on Saturday night.
I had a chance to catch up with her and talk about what she's doing now, her time in TNA and WWE, what she thinks...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 6:14 AM
Maybe it's just me, but a fundraising letter I received from CNN's Paul Begala last week struck me as emblematic of what's wrong when media are mixed with money and politics -- as they increasingly are these days at cable TV news channels in Washington....