| Jun 24, 2011
| 1:35 PM
Peter Falk had a fine career on the stage and in feature films. His crazed comic performance in "The In-Laws" alone would guarantee a major appreciation from film critics and scholars.
But it is his network television work in the 1970s as a modest, sly,...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Director-producer Clifford John Bole, who helmed more than 40 episodes of various "Star Trek" series, died Feb. 15 at his home in Palm Desert, Calif. He was 76.
Bole directed 25 episodes of "Star Trek: The Next Generation," seven of "Deep Space Nine" and...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Prime-time TV is going gray.
After decades chasing young viewers, the broadcast networks are starting to shift tactics — peppering their lineups with shows and actors who appeal to the growing audience of aging baby boomers.
"The Millers" on CBS...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:35 AM
Director Joseph McGinty Nichol better known as McG had Rita Hayworth and Lana Turner in mind when putting together the character of Vivi Delay in "3 Days to Kill." He wanted the mysterious and masterful CIA agent to have the same on-screen sizzle as those...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Rocco (Rocky) A. Moriana, best known for his work as sound supervisor and music supervisor for producers Danny Thomas and Aaron Spelling, died at his home in Calabasas, Calif., on Feb. 5.
Moriana's 100-plus screen credits starting with TV Series...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 12:30 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Eric Lawson, who portrayed the rugged Marlboro man in cigarette ads during the late 1970s, has died. He was 72.
Lawson died Jan. 10 at his home in San Luis Obispo of respiratory failure due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 9:55 AM
I've never liked doing year-end best-of lists for a number of reasons. I don't feel qualified, for one. As a part-time critic I don't see or even sample every show. I also find that I enjoy shows that definitely aren't "the best" technically, but are so...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:13 PM
It is a stark image of the screen star, a woman whose playful smile and cascading hair made her a style icon of the 1970s and '80s.
Staring straight ahead, Farrah Fawcett's eyes are pensive, her face still.
A silk screen on canvas, the Andy Warhol...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 12:32 PM
Joining the ranks of famous disembodied voices of the world, such as Mr. Moviefone and Don LaFontaine, Atlanta voice actress Susan Bennett has stepped forward as the voice of Siri.
Yes, that's the often-mocked, sometimes helpful voice assistant on Apple...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 2:30 PM
With a remake of "Murder, She Wrote" on tap and a "Remington Steele" re-do reportedly in the works, NBC may want to consider switching its slogan from "More Colorful" to "Everything Old Is New Again."
The Peacock in recent years has exhibited a jones for...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 6:15 PM
"The Wrong Mans" (Hulu, beginning Monday). James Corden and Mathew Baynton, both from Britain's "Gavin & Stacey," co-wrote and costar in this fine action comedy, co-produced by Hulu and the BBC. As the title suggests, it's Hitchcock times two, comically....
| Sep 13, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The hands tell the story.
Blair Underwood, walking the Studio City set of NBC's update of its '60s police procedural "Ironside," held his out for inspection. Clearly, they've been in circulation — slightly worn and toughened. A symptom of taking...