| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:30 PM
"Orange Is the New Black" received four nominations and "House of Cards" three for the WGA Awards in television, which will be presented Feb. 1.
The digitally distributed Netflix series were announced in July as eligible by the WGA. "Orange Is the New...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 3:30 AM
A crime spree, a global race and a Grammy spectacular are the ballyhooed programs this weekend. But the crime doesn't live up to the promotion.
In the miniseries "Bonnie & Clyde," Bonnie Parker frets about her image, and for good reason. The notorious...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Broadcasters spent millions of dollars promoting their new fall shows, but it was CBS' returning sitcom smash "The Big Bang Theory" that came out on top.
The comedy about the dating travails of CalTech nerds hit its all-time highest audience ever...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 1:33 PM
For those who tune in to the British miniseries "A Young Doctor's Notebook," you won't see just a different Jon Hamm. You'll hear a different Jon Hamm — one with a British accent.
So the 42-year-old actor offers this self-effacing warning ahead of...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 6:41 AM
Cleaning out my notebook of various Universal Orlando facts culled from media previews and observations this week.
+ I think the visual that will to stick with me from Thursday's grand opening of Transformers: The Ride -- 3D is the Black Diamond Jet...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 11:46 AM
Universal Orlando officials have shared more details about the still-under-construction portions of its Springfield project, an area within Universal Studios theme park that brings to life the hometown of "The Simpsons" animated TV series.
| Aug 22, 2013
| 10:31 AM
It's official: Universal Studios says its Springfield area, home of characters from TV's "The Simpsons," is open to all theme-park guests as of Thursday.
There was no lavish ceremony or jets flying over, a la Transformers: The Ride -- 3D from earlier in...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 1:12 PM
More new elements of Universal Studios' Springfield area, including two food outlets, a bar, a gift shop and statues that double as photo opportunities, opened to the public on Friday. Folks wanting to immerse themselves in the hometown of "The Simpsons"...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 12:33 PM
Another piece of Springfield is in place at Universal Studios. Theme-park guests are now taking spins on Kang & Kodos' Twirl 'n' Hurl ride.
The two-minute rotating ride is topped by the one-eyed Kodos (Kang is on the sign above the entrance). They are...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 3:33 PM
Harry Shearer's long-running radio show "Le Show" is no longer being broadcast on KCRW, and his similarly long-running job voicing multiple characters on "The Simpsons" doesn't take up all that much time, so the actor, writer and sometime "Spinal Tap"...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 12:00 PM
"Futurama," the other cartoon series created by Matt Groening, is nearing the end. Now in its final 13-episode half-season, it was born on Fox in 1999, canceled in 2003 and revived from its state of suspended animation by Comedy Central in 2008.
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:16 PM
"Futurama" (Comedy Central, Wednesdays). Science fiction and comedy are "like that." (Writer crosses fingers to indicate closeness.) Each takes emerging facts to their extreme, often absurd conclusions; both are fundamentally philosophical —...