| Sep 27, 2013
| 4:17 PM
The dead are suddenly everywhere. No doubt inspired by the huge ratings of "The Walking Dead," there are several new shows about what happens when the dead start returning. But viewers with queasy stomachs should rest easy knowing that the new shows...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:51 PM
Not since "Monday Night Football" aired on ABC has the network fielded a juggernaut hit that has consistently delivered an audience dominated by men.
Instead, ABC has been heavy on estrogen: rich soapy dramas that have attracted female viewers in...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 2:06 PM
Jeri Ryan will star in Syfy's new scripted thriller, "Helix," the channel announced Tuesday. Science-fiction fans are familiar with Ryan thanks to her role as Seven of Nine on "Star Trek: Voyager."
More recently, though, she played Dr. Kate Murphy on...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 8:00 AM
BEIJING — Eva Jin isn't the only female director making waves in China. This year alone, Zhao Wei's "So Young" made nearly $115 million and Xue Xiaolu's "Finding Mr. Right" took in $85 million.
Shaoyi Sun, a professor of film and TV at Shanghai...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Expect to see more vampires, werewolves and the undead come to life on television.
In the latest sign of Hollywood's growing appetite for comic book properties, San Diego comic book company IDW Publishing is launching a television division managed by an...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 6:00 AM
When it comes to gift books, I find myself drawn to some unorthodox choices this year. At the head of my list is Joe Sacco's "The Great War" (W.W. Norton, boxed, $35): a single panoramic drawing — 24 feet long, and accordion-folded in a slipcase...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Daniel Roebuck, best known for his role as high school science teacher turned crash survivor Dr. Leslie Arzt in the series "Lost," is also a huge fan of horror movies. Now just in time for Halloween, the Bethlehem Catholic grad,......
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:00 AM
From the moment it premiered, Showtime's high-stakes, wildly ambitious spy thriller "Homeland" was not so much discussed as it was anointed. It was the first drama to both embody post-9/11 anxiety and serve as a master class in acting, a narrative high-...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 1:30 PM
The unexpected death of James Gandolfini, who was best known for his work on the series "The Sopranos," recently re-ignited the conversation over How Much Television has Changed, which has become so intense and widespread in the last few years that...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 7:00 AM
I have a theory for what is causing "Man of Steel's" faster-than-expected slide at the box office: Jor-El.
Around the fifth time Russell Crowe materializes as Jor, the long-dead father of Clark Kent, a.k.a. Kal-El, a.k.a. Superman, I wanted to scream....
| Jul 19, 2012
I recently attended a lecture by a distinguished man of letters. A poet, novelist, playwright and literary critic, this man also edits journals, directs literary festivals, collaborates on documentary projects, teaches full time at a university and is...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 4:32 PM
"Lost" favorite Terry O'Quinn has replaced Tom Berenger in the cast of FOX's drama pilot "Gang Related."...