| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I have come to the conclusion that all programming, be it movies, television shows or even content coming from our home video cameras, needs a new rating classification. I call it NSFCPP: Not Suitable for Certain Public Places.
This idea first began...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Budweiser will hawk suds. Chevrolet will hype cars. And Fox will try to sell "24," "Cosmos" and "American Idol," among other programs.
When the Super Bowl comes around every February, it draws outrageous and over-the-top commercials from dozens of blue-...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:27 PM
Jonny Kaplan and the Lazy Stars released their fourth album in October, yet Kaplan admits they are not well known in the U.S. He's looking to change that.
To that end, you'd think they would play in a large venue, well, at leastbigger than the Harp...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Although TV has no shortage of roguish ne'er-do-wells, they are seldom as entertaining -- at least initially -- as the protagonist in "Rake," a lawyer/womanizer/compulsive gambler whose life is a runaway train wreck occasionally interrupted by high-...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Greg Kinnear just might be the poor man's antihero.
At a time when the television scene is seemingly at capacity with its band of flawed leading men plagued by moral ambiguity, the actor is tasked with dining alongside the brooding men of prestige...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The idea of a scheming, lying lawyer whose personal life is in shambles doesn't sound like a very likeable one, but according to producers of Fox's upcoming show "Rake," star Greg Kinnear brings the necessary charisma to a role that could go wrong....
| Sep 26, 2013
| 8:37 AM
After the coffee. Before figuring out what shows to drop from my DVR.
The Skinny: Last season, I got hooked on ABC's "Nashville." Unfortunately, the rest of the country didn't follow my lead, and ABC started to turn the show about country music artists...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 1:32 PM
With his soon-to-conclude AMC series, "Breaking Bad," Vince Gilligan helped usher in cable television's Golden Age. Now he's bringing his talents to broadcast television -- and not just any network, either, but CBS.
As first reported by the New York...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Less than 48 hours after Pete Wentz denied that Fall Out Boy was reuniting and told the Tribune "don't hold your breath that it's happening," the Chicago-area quartet’s website revealed Monday that the band has a new album and tour on the way....
| Feb 10, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Normally it's Kristin Cavallari supporting fiance and Bears quarterback Jay Cutler on game day from the suites at Soldier Field, but during Cavallari's promotional appearance on behalf of her Chinese Laundry shoe line Saturday at the Von Maur store in...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 8:20 AM
What do Steve Zahn, the actor who played Elliott in 1982's "E.T.," the telepathic police officer from NBC's "Heroes" and Lieutenant Eli Roosevelt from FX's "Sons of Anarchy" all have in common?
They're all scheduled to film TV pilots for ABC in the...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Erstwhile Dr. Cuddy to square off against another eccentric mystery solver -- Jonny Lee Miller's Sherlock Holmes -- in the seventh episode of new CBS procedural....