| May 15, 2013
| 10:49 AM
As the television networks announced their fall schedules during this week's upfronts, news was pretty mixed for TV's LGBT characters.
The good news first: Former "Will & Grace" star Sean Hayes is returning to NBC with a new sitcom bound to touch on gay...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 4:58 AM
Baltimore native Jason Winer signed a new deal with 20th Century as NBC announced a premiere date for his sitcom, "1600 Penn," according to the trade publication Variety.
The deal will keep the Friends School graduate writing-producing and directing at...
| May 18, 2012
| 1:31 PM
Talk about instant success. Baltimore native Jason Winer doesn't even have a name yet for his Hollywood production company. But he and his two co-creators, "The Book of Mormon" Broadway star Josh Gad and former White House speechwriter Jon Lovett, already...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 6:50 PM
Baltimore native Jason Winer knows something about family comedy. He's been an executive producer on ABC's "Modern Family" and won a Directors Guild Award for his direction of the hit series' Emmy Award-winning pilot.
This week, "1600 Penn," a family...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 6:01 AM
NBC is promoting "1600 Penn," a midseason sitcom from Baltimore native Jason Winer, as " 'Modern Family' meets 'The West Wing.' "
Forget "The West Wing" part.
After seeing three episodes, including the pilot that premieres with a sneak preview at 9:30...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 10:35 AM
PASADENA, Calif. There was one time in her life when Jenna Elfman considered quitting acting. "Sometimes when I've gotten overwhelmed trying to do acting and motherhood I've wanted to quit acting so I could just be a mom," she says in the busy lobby...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Walt Disney Pictures has its animation mojo back. Finally.
With a cool, contemporary spin on a fairy-tale classic, a dramatic Nordic landscape animated in splendid storybook style and Broadway vets belting out power ballads, "Frozen" is an icy blast...
| May 9, 2013
| 4:32 PM
First-year comedy "1600 Penn" won't be back on NBC next season. Neither will "Whitney," which got a surprise renewal last year but didn't survive to a third season....
| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Like most people, Josh Gad thought of sex addiction as a joke. He'd read headlines about the debauched exploits of such celebrities as David Duchovny, Tiger Woods and Russell Brand — all of whom went to rehab to treat the behavioral disorder —...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 7:26 AM
The NCAA basketball tournament plays Thursday night across CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV. But what if you want an alternative to March Madness?
1. "American Idol," at 8 on Fox, will reduce the Top 9 to the Top 8. Based on Wednesday's show, another guy is...
| May 10, 2013
| 12:46 PM
NBC continued to flesh out its 2013-14 schedule on Friday, ordering a remake of the 1960s and '70s detective drama "Ironside," plus a cop-show spin-off of "Chicago Fire."
The network also added "Undateable," a young-adult sitcom starring Chris D'Elia as...
| May 10, 2013
| 3:34 PM
So you think you and your significant other are pretty good at karaoke? Well, you've got nothing on Will and Monifa Sims, who delivered an impromptu gas station concert that was so impressive Jay Leno invited them on "The Tonight Show" on Wednesday....