| Nov 23, 2012
| 12:25 PM
It's not often that a sequel is better than the original, especially when the original is as dazzling as BBC America's miniseries "The Hour" was last year.
But that's the case with the intoxicating mix of lust, longing, superb acting and a little bit...
| Nov 9, 2012
As if it weren't enough that Lena Dunham, the 26-year-old writing/directing/acting phenom who started a revolution this year with her HBO series "Girls," scored a $3.5-million book deal and has been granted the unofficial but unimpeachable title of "voice...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 2:00 PM
With the arrival last week of HBO's "VEEP," it is official: Sunday night TV is out of control, but in a good way.
Hard as might be to imagine in a medium that some characterize as having 10 million choices but nothing worth watching, Sunday nights now...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 8:17 AM
Connie and Nancy and I have been best friends since the seventh grade, and when the three of us get together, it is middle school all over again.
Card games and board games are part of our mix, and I am happy to report that while I am no better at...
| May 14, 2012
| 6:58 AM
For the second week in a row, Baltimore got some prime-time, Sunday-night love on high-end cable TV.
Two weeks ago, Lutherville got a mention on "Mad Men." Granted, it was a throwaway line, but a mention is a mention in self-conscious Baltimore -- and...
| May 14, 2012
| 7:08 PM
I will admit it, I came to the season premiere of "America's Got Talent" to rip Howard Stern.
But I walk away after two hours with nothing but admiration for Stern and the producers of this potent franchise.
And I'm not simply praising AGT as a slick or...
| Aug 27, 2010
| 7:45 AM
As the television industry comes together Sunday night in Hollywood to honor the best work of last year, there will be few creative communities better represented than Baltimore.
The nominees include two generations of Baltimore-born-and-bred directors...
| Sep 8, 2010
| 12:54 PM
From the Z on TV blog:
A Baltimore actress, who is studying for a graduate degree at the Johns Hopkins University, is running a strong first in the "Mad Men Casting Call Contest" that promises a walk-on role in TV's top drama for the winner.
| Jul 15, 2011
| 3:49 PM
When Josh Charles first appeared opposite Julianna Margulies in "The Good Wife" on CBS in 2009, you couldn't help but wonder if this was going to be a breakthrough role for him.
On Thursday, the one-time Baltimore School for the Arts student broke into...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 1:54 PM
When Maryland Public Television called Cindi Ryland last May to request models to attend a reception for its major donors, the owner of Retropolitan vintage clothing store took the request in stride. After all, she’s had them before. What took her...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 4:13 AM
Welcome to the pack, "Game of Thrones" and "Parks and Recreation"!
Nominations for the 2011 Emmys were announced Thursday morning and a group of newbies are deservedly joining the pack of usual suspects. HBO's "Mildred Pierce" led overall noms with 21,...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 9:24 AM
Josh Charles is a very competitive guy. But he's feeling absolutely no pressure to win as he arrives for his first Emmy Awards telecast as a nominee Sunday.
"Someone asked me the other day, 'Are you super-nervous?' And I'm really not right now," says the...