| Mar 2, 2014
| 9:22 AM
"The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon walked into Lake Michigan Sunday morning in the promised suit and tie, turned toward the beach, then fall back into the water, going completely under.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel ran in, then sort of laid down on...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 9:43 AM
With a strong lead-in from "The Voice," NBC's new comedies earned solid Tuesday ratings, according to early numbers from Nielsen.
The 9 p.m. freshman series "About a Boy" averaged 8.7 million viewers and scored a rating of 2.6 among advertiser-...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Solid numbers for new comedies "About a Boy" and "Growing Up Fisher" sandwiched winning performances by "The Voice" and "Chicago Fire" as NBC captured Tuesday in key demos. Meanwhile, Fox's "Glee" is looking tired in its new timeslot, and ABC's "Mind...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
It's crunch time at the networks, as they take stock of their current crop of shows and map out their needs and plans for fall.
The bubble will burst for a slew of skeins, likely including first-year comedies fronted by Michael J. Fox, Sean Hayes and...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 6:57 AM
After the coffee. Before finishing my March Madness bracket.
The Skinny: I don't know if it was my lunch at Gulfstream in Century City or a bug going around, but I got knocked on my rear Wednesday afternoon so if I'm a little off my game that's why....
| Mar 26, 2014
| 9:40 AM
Fox's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," which won two surprise Golden Globes in January, rose in the ratings Tuesday as the comedy's first season came to a close.
The cop series starring Andy Samberg drew 2.6 million viewers, up 4% from last week, according to...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 10:33 AM
Jesse Spencer doesn't have far to go to pick up his latest award. The Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards will honor the "Chicago Fire" star with its 2014 Artistic Achievement Award during an April 10 ceremony at the Radisson Blu Aqua...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:15 PM
NBC's options next season became a little clearer on Wednesday, as the network gave early renewals to three more of its current dramas.
The fantasy "Grimm" will return for Season 4, while two procedurals from producer Dick Wolf -- "Chicago Fire" and its...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 9:24 AM
A "Voice"-driven NBC had a slight edge over drama-powered CBS among key 18-to-49-year-old viewers Tuesday night, according to early numbers from Nielsen.
"The Voice" was the highest-rated show of the night in the advertiser-desired demographic,...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 9:43 AM
ABC's "Celebrity Wife Swap" probably wishes it could trade in the ratings for its third season premiere.
According to early numbers from Nielsen, the Tuesday 10 p.m. reality show earned a rating of 1.0 among key 18- to- 49-year-olds and 3.1 million...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 8:41 AM
Comcast Corp. has struck a partnership with Twitter to try to capitalize on the huge volume of social media conversations that occur about TV shows.
Twitter has turned out to be a digital water cooler with thousands of people around the country...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Showtime’s “Shameless” will make its biannual visit to Chicago next week.
The dramedy starring William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum will film exterior scenes in Chicago Feb. 11-16, according to a spokeswoman for Showtime. The North Lawndale...