| Aug 14, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Nat Faxon and Jim Rash had never directed a feature before they co-helmed "The Way, Way Back." The duo were known primarily as actors -- Faxon starred on Fox's "Ben and Kate," Rash on NBC's "Community." But armed with Oscars for co-writing "The...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Hooray -- the Emmys are less than two months away!
For the nominees, it's a whirlwind. For television fans â¦ is it a shrug?
It took some time for it all to sink in, a few days of monkish contemplation following the whirlwind of the July 18 Emmy...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Most comedy writers prefer the confines of the set, or at least the city, for reasons both fiscal and creative. A crucible cooks up laughs as quickly as it heats up drama.
But there is no reason why an hour-long coming-of-age comedy shouldn't be set...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 7:15 AM
NEW YORK — In its 14-year history, the website CollegeHumor has accrued 4.7 million subscribers, won 11 Webby awards and drawn more than 2 billion page views in becoming a leader of the digital comedy world.
But it has never attempted one of the...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 2:30 PM
As scripted summer replacements go, the forecast for NBC's "Camp" would best be described as cloudy, with a chance of "Meatballs." Filmed in Australia, the summer-camp dramedy is filled with all the requisite clichÃ©s, yet the premiere stumbles onto...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Scottie Pippen and Larsa Pippen were overshadowed Tuesday at their own party by another celebrity, but the NBA Hall of Famer and his wife shouldn't feel too bad. The star who stole the spotlight at the Chicago Bulls Charities and Bright Pink benefit in...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 12:40 PM
Here's the thing about brothers and "Hardcore Pawn: Chicago" co-stars Randy and Wayne Cohen: They fight a lot — and even came to blows this year — but they always make up.
And once they're done patching things up, they tend to go right...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 8:13 AM
Congratulations to Orlando's Scott Porter.
He married Kelsey Mayfield on Saturday in Dripping Springs, Texas, People magazine reports.
Porter, 33, gained stardom as paralyzed quarterback Jason Street on the NBC series "Friday Night Lights" and won...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 1:56 PM
NBC has renewed the Chicago-set and filmed "Chicago Fire" along with four other dramas, the network announced Friday.
"Chicago Fire" has done OK in the ratings, but more importantly it has boosted NBC's 9 p.m. Wednesday ratings by 24 percent year-over-...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 12:03 PM
We seem to be on an entertainment streak this week, so this seemed as good a time as any to collect my thoughts on the bygone NBC cult hit “Friday Night Lights.” I’m terrified to report that throughout my viewing of all five seasons, I...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
They say that television is a writer's medium, so it makes sense that the Writers Guild of America would have its own list of the 101 greatest TV shows of all time.
At the top of the list is "The Sopranos," HBO's multiple award-winning hit series that...
| May 24, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Summer is the main inspiration for NBC's "Camp," a dramatic comedy created by Liz Heldens ("Friday Night Lights") and Peter Elkoff ("Gossip Girl").
The hour-long show, which premieres July 10, is set in the American Midwest but was filmed inland from...