| Jul 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
In much the same way that dramas like AMC's "Breaking Bad" and HBO's "The Sopranos" made flawed antiheroes easy to root for, a new wave of comedy is putting the oddball front and center. Instead of Jerry Seinfeld playing the straight man to his quirky...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Everything old is viewed again.
Television may be in the midst of a golden era, but that hasn’t diminished the popularity of vintage TV series.
Nick at Nite, which celebrates its 29th anniversary on July 1, and its spinoff TV Land are still...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Television is amid a golden age thanks to such series as "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad," "Homeland," "True Detective," "Fargo" and "Orange Is the New Black." In fact, fans have such voracious appetites for their favorite first-run shows that binge-watching has...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 6:19 AM
It's silver-anniversary time for Disney's Hollywood Studios. The theme park was born as Disney-MGM Studios on May 1, 1989, back when George Bush (the first one) was president, Americans learned to pronounce Exxon Valdez, and Eastern Air Lines was still...
| May 19, 2014
| 5:07 AM
Everyone has had to grapple, eventually, with the stark realization that he or she will one day die. It's what makes our short human lives so precious -- and what drives so many to seek out ways to cheat death and live on. That's what lies at the heart of...
| May 26, 2014
| 10:26 AM
Saturday in Los Angeles, "The Middleman" lived again. For the space of an hour and change, the late 2008 ABC Family television series about a pair of non-superhuman heroes protecting the world from a smorgasbord of aliens, monsters, mythological creatures...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 9:25 PM
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Capitol, home to inspiring statues of Andrew Jackson, Sam Houston, Ronald Reagan.
And Lucille Ball?
A group seeking to increase the number of women represented in the Capitol's collection of statues includes the red-...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 7:30 AM
There's a Chick-fil-A on the Sunset Boulevard corner where Lana Turner was said to have been discovered, a public school at the former Ambassador Hotel site where Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft filmed their trysts in "The Graduate" and a CVS in the...
| Feb 15, 2014
Lacy Elizabeth Waltz Smalley, 89, of Gettysburg, Pa., died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at York General Hospital in York, Pa.
Born July 9, 1924, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Margaret Runkles Waltz. She was the wife of George...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Today is the 62nd anniversary of the premiere of "I Love Lucy," the most important and still, for my money, the greatest situation comedy in television history.
Although the series can seem dated in some ways, it has remained unusually fresh, and...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 5:22 PM
"Sherlock" (PBS, Sundays). Wreathed in the glory that is Benedict Cumberbatch's current status as an international sex symbol -- "The Thinking Woman's Crumpet," he has been called, in the land of crumpets -- comes the third season of Mark Gatiss and...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 5:42 PM
Shirley Mitchell, a veteran film and TV actress who was believed to be the last surviving adult cast member of TV's legendary sitcom "I Love Lucy," has died at 94.
Mitchell, who played Lucy's friend Marion during the 1953-54 season, died of heart...