| Sep 27, 2013
| 11:19 AM
To celebrate the ending of "Breaking Bad," I've drawn up a list of the 50 greatest drama series to air in the United States.
I based the selections on the programs' quality, their influence, the length of their original runs and their continuing...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 10:30 AM
In 1963, Emmy nominations for writing and helming went to lawyer and doctor shows; a Western about a crooked poker game; a bittersweet romance; and a stage play starring Trevor Howard as Disraeli. Series and one-offs were lumped together, so there'd be...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 12:30 PM
By my estimation, this is the fourth or fifth time in my career I've written a piece pointing out how the numbers that emerge around TV's annual "upfront" season are not to be trusted. Those may be the only reliable figures in this entire article.
| Jun 27, 2013
| 6:30 AM
LAS VEGAS -- It was a weekly portrait of Americana about the adventures of the fictional Cartwright family, and it became a fixture for tube-addicted baby boomers, and the second-longest-running TV Western behind "Gunsmoke."
Starring Lorne Green as...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 6:00 AM
LAS VEGAS — Liberace’s old off-Strip mansion is up for sale for a veritable song, but is the property fabulous or a decrepit fixer-upper?
Built in 1962, the once-lavish 14,939-square-foot spread sits on a half-acre lot near the University of...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 11:53 AM
The revitalization of the western could be the biggest trend of the summer, especially with the release of “The Lone Ranger.” Perfectly timed with this, memorabilia from the hit western show “Bonanza” is going up for auction in...
| Dec 9, 2012
Pop star and singing competition judge Britney Spears has bought the Thousand Oaks home of former professional hockey player Russ Courtnall and his wife, actress Paris Vaughan.
The property came on the market in August at $8.5 million and was withdrawn...
| May 23, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Actor Steve Forrest, best known as the star of the 1970s action drama "S.W.A.T.," has died.
Forrest passed away at his home in Thousand Oaks on Saturday, his family announced. He was 87.
"S.W.A.T.," which aired on ABC for two seasons in 1975 and 1976,...
| May 14, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Fifteen years ago today, â€śSeinfeldâ€ť signed off for the last time. It averaged a staggering 76.3 million viewers, per Nielsen estimates, at the time the sixth-most-watched entertainment event (excluding Super Bowls) ever.
Somehow, it's hard to imagine...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Actress Jane Fonda and music producer Richard Perry have bought an estate in Beverly Hills for $7.3 million. The Trousdale Estates property was the longtime home of Emmy-winning television director John Rich.
The two-story home, built in 1961 and...
| Jan 25, 2010
| 10:02 PM
Pernell Roberts, a versatile actor best remembered for his portrayal of the handsome, eldest Cartwright son on the classic television western "Bonanza" and later as the lead character in the medical drama "Trapper John, M.D.," died at his Malibu home...
| Nov 29, 2010
Leslie Nielsen, a serious actor who became a comic star with his career-changing roles in "Airplane!" and the "Naked Gun" comedies, died Sunday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 84.
Nielson died of complications from pneumonia at a hospital near his home,...