| Sep 30, 2013
| 8:30 PM
AMC's "Breaking Bad," one week after picking up the top Emmy drama prize, capped its meteoric ratings rise Sunday by surging to series highs in its finale -- despite facing formidable season premieres on ABC, CBS, Fox and Showtime.
There was no...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 9:00 AM
FOR THE RECORD:
Michael Richards: The Sunday Conversation with actor Michael Richards in the Dec. 1 Calendar section misidentified his wife as Ann Talman. He is married to Beth Skipp. Talman is an ex-girlfriend. —
| Sep 15, 2013
| 9:32 PM
A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. Free origin stories: Watch The "Seinfeld" pilot and read (on Kindle) the first issue......
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
For a short and breezy documentary narrated by Adam Sandler in which a group of famous comedians talk about themselves, "The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall" packs a surprisingly provocative punch. In these days of digital "stardom," when fame is...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 9:32 PM
If you've been wondering what became of your favorite characters on "Seinfeld," never fear. Jerry Seinfeld himself knows where he thinks they ended up and, really, his opinion is the one that matters most....
| Dec 7, 2013
| 7:07 PM
You can now count live events and glossy musicals as a few of TV executives' favorite things.
Thursday's three-hour spectacular "Sound of Music Live!" with country star Carrie Underwood as Maria sang for 18.6 million total viewers, according to Nielsen....
| Dec 11, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A spiteful, drug-addicted matriarch with mouth cancer can't find her husband. A folk singer has nowhere to sleep and few paying gigs. A depressive alcoholic thinks he's won some money, but he hasn't.
If these plots don't sound comical, well, you must...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Fact-based dramas dominated the Golden Globes nominations for supporting actor, claiming all five slots with Jared Leto for "Dallas Buyers Club," Daniel Bruhl for "Rush," Barkhad Abdi for "Captain Phillips," Michael Fassbender for "12 Years a Slave" and ...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 7:59 AM
Laura Dern from HBO's canceled series "Enlightened" joined returning nominees Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep"), Lena Dunham ("Girls"), Tina Fey ("30 Rock"), Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation") and Edie Falco ("Nurse Jackie") in the Emmy lead actress comedy...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:32 PM
TV Land's upcoming "Kirstie" is already a "Cheers" reunion of sorts, but that's not stopping the sitcom from reuniting Michael Richards and Jason Alexander from "Seinfeld."...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 11:58 AM
If you can make it in syndicated programming, you could hit a jackpot. Oprah Winfrey did, and Ellen DeGeneres did. Katie Couric and Steve Harvey joined the gold rush last fall and return this fall.
Queen Latifah and Arsenio Hall are the big-name...
| Jun 30, 2013
Before reaching the first tee, Porter Moser dropped $99 on shoes at the Wilmette Golf Club shop. He had gone so long between purchases, he examined the bottom of some spikeless kicks and asked, "Is this normal?"
His golf bag, he joked, had spider webs...