| Dec 30, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Linda Lavin is getting the hang of Twitter.
She's been practicing on Thursday nights when she tweets during both East and West coast airings of NBC's sitcom "Sean Saves the World." In the series Lavin plays Lorna, the loving, albeit pushy, mother of...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 5:30 AM
"The Sound of Music" has been sweet to Laura Benanti. In 1998 at the age of just 18, she made her Broadway debut as Maria in a revival of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, but it was her role last month as Maria's rival, the jilted Elsa Schrader, in NBC'...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:51 AM
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Thursday night NBC staged a three-hour live performance of Rodgers and Hammserstein's "The Sound of Music," the world's most beloved musical, with Carrie Underwood as Maria von Trapp, a role...
| 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 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
NEW YORK — Few people would mistake the Long Island commuter town of Bethpage (elevation: 105 feet) for the Austrian Alps. But on a vast soundstage in an anonymous industrial park about 45 minutes from Manhattan sits a gently sloping, man-made...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Carrie Underwood is donning Julie Andrews' iconic habit in NBC's upcoming live presentation of "The Sound of Music," but the gig isn't all raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens.
"I get hate tweets and stuff like, 'You're not Julie Andrews!'" the...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 4:27 AM
NBC is trying something unusual tonight in prime time, and that risk-taking is worth celebrating.
The network will offer a live, three-hour version of "The Sound of Music," starting at 8.
Country singer Carrie Underwood plays Maria, and Stephen...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 3:14 AM
How will Carrie Underwood fare as Maria in a live telecast of "The Sound of Music"?
That mystery propels the most unusual program this week: NBC's live telecast of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical at 8 p.m. Thursday. The producers stress that they're...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 10:30 AM
By her own admission, Jennifer Hudson is having a "fantastic and surreal year." The Oscar and Grammy winner, who will receive a star Wednesday, Nov. 13, on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her music work, kicked off 2013 with a trifecta of high-profile...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 7:19 AM
The week's highlights include more John F. Kennedy specials, more major guest stars and the latest turns in reality contests. Some programs to keep in mind:
Bryan Cranston of "Breaking Bad" visits "How I Met Your Mother" at 8 p.m. Monday on CBS. The...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 4:28 AM
Carrie Underwood is jumping from the Country Music Awards to Broadway. Or at least TV's version of Broadway.
Grammy-winner Underwood will play Maria in NBC's live version of "The Sound of Music." The telecast starts at 8 p.m. Dec. 5.
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:00 PM
The landscape of network television was radically different 16 years ago when Ellen DeGeneres came out on her ABC sitcom "Ellen" during the "Puppy Episode." The scene sent shock waves across the country, and ground was both broken and paved for gay rights...