| Dec 2, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Producer Norman Lear had turned the family sitcom on its head in 1971 with his groundbreaking CBS comedy series "All in the Family." Five years later, he revolutionized the soap opera with his weeknight satire "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman," starring Louise...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Nick Gillespie's article JFK Still Dead, Baby Boomers Still Self-Absorbed at the Daily Beast calls out the actual greatest generation -- ahem -- for its navel-gazing ways: Since they were born, they were told—and came to believe—that the world...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 12:30 PM
You won't metaphorically hear a louder collective groan on the Internet these days than when news comes of another film or television remake.
Whether it's "Carrie" on the film side or such TV projects as "Murder, She Wrote" -- or the remake-that-isn't-a-...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Les Brown, a respected journalist who chronicled the growth of the television business for Variety, the New York Times and other publications, died Nov. 4 at his home in Larchmont, N.Y. He was 84.
As a reporter tasked with covering the radio business for...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 6:25 PM
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Gavin MacLeod was a fixture on television for years. From 1970 to 1977, he played sweet-natured news writer Murray Slaughter on CBS' "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." No sooner did "MTM"...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 11:22 AM
TORONTO — Modern television dramas are filled with all kinds of fantastical characters you’ll probably never meet in real life — turncoat FBI agents, throne-seeking knights, superhero crime fighters.
What it may not have enough of, at...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 8:22 PM
A running look at the 65th annual prime-time Emmys:
11:08: Best drama series: "Breaking Bad" wins the last category of the night. Series creator Vince Gilligan said he thought any of the other nominees could have won in this golden age for television....
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:09 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Breaking Bad," the brutal, drug-fueled saga of an everyman's ambition turned evil, captured its first best drama Emmy Award on Sunday, denying the online series "House of Cards" a history-making honor.
"I did not see this...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 8:30 PM
As so often happens with award shows, the Emmys couldn't stand prosperity. After a promising opening with a fair amount of energy, the second hour proved listless, bogged down by staged moments, while creating little opportunity for spontaneous ones.
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:02 PM
The 65th annual prime-time Emmys should be a big night for Liberace, Walt White, Olivia Pope and the countess dowager of "Downton Abbey."
The main reasons to watch, however, may be host Neil Patrick Harris, the best choice for that job these days, and...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 4:32 AM
With nearly 40 years of TV experience behind him, you might wonder if Martin Mull would still get excited about a new project. For every successful run he's had — your Fernwood Tonight, Roseanne — he's had other here-and-gone experiences...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 10:35 AM
The "In Memoriam" segment at this year's Emmys will be extended, with several actors and a producer receiving special recognition.
Among those to be spotlighted are James Gandolfini, whose "Sopranos" costar Edie Falco will speak; "Glee" star Cory...