| Aug 19, 2013
| 6:00 AM
They gave us a slow-motion chicken dance, Max Greenfield in a fat suit (numerous times) and the epic friend/roommate kiss.
The “New Girl” writers room has kept busy concocting a steady stream of adorkable and nutty storylines for the Fox...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Audiotape of a casual phone conversation in the new documentary "Our Nixon" reveals a startling fact about President Nixon and his staff: that they were unfamiliar with the most popular television program in America at the time, "All in the Family."...
| Apr 30, 2013
Jack Shea, a Hollywood veteran who directed popular sitcoms such as "The Jeffersons" and who, as president of the Directors Guild of America, forcefully argued for minority hiring and local production, has died. He was 84.
Shea's death Sunday at a...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 12:25 PM
"The Wire," HBO's groundbreaking and multi-layered drama about drugs, politics and life in Baltimore, is generally regarded by TV critics and experts as one of TV's finest and most eloquent dramas ever. The show has gained even more admirers and acclaim...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Exuberant, energetic and loving, Bonnie Franklin presented a dynamic image as a TV mom. In her long-running sitcom, “One Day at a Time,” Franklin as Ann Romano helped push television to a greater realism about single mothers and family life....
| Jul 8, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Versatile character actor James Cromwell has always looked askance at authority.
"There used to be a bumper sticker that said 'resist authority,'" said Cromwell, best known for his Oscar-nominated supporting turn in 1995's "Babe" as the taciturn...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 4:45 PM
‘Saturday Night Live' in the early years, from left: Gilda Radner, Laraine Newman, Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin. Courtesy Everett Collection THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: It's a grand night for TV nostalgia. The Tuesday highlights:...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 9:43 PM
The Emmys used to bring attention to struggling series. Emmy victories helped “All in the Family,” “Cheers” and “Hill Street Blues” overcome weak ratings. These days, the Emmys may bolster the little-seen cable drama or...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 4:46 PM
“‘You make Machiavelli look like Mother Teresa.” The speaker was a paramour of J.R. Ewing, the time was 1996, and the backdrop was a shoddy TV movie called “Dallas: J.R. Returns.” Of course, J.R. never really left. He looms...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 6:00 AM
NEW YORK — When Jeff Garlin's sons were still playing Little League baseball, the comedian would attend games and find himself horrified.
"You could say 'hilarious' or 'absurd' to describe what I witnessed, but the word I'd use is 'painful,'"...
| Feb 19, 2013
"We need to buy a movie studio."
Amid the conferences, panels, meetings and informal conversations in the wake of the presidential election, this idea has been a near constant among conservatives who feel like the country is slipping through their...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 10:57 AM
Rarely has a show changed the face of television as much as producer Norman Lear's adaptation (for CBS) of a British comedy.
Carroll O'Connor's unapologetically bigoted Archie Bunker became one of the medium's iconic characters, frequently mixing it up...