| Jun 20, 2013
| 7:15 AM
James Gandolfini, whose remarkable performance as mob boss Tony Soprano in HBO's "The Sopranos" re-imagined the anti-hero for American television, is dead at 51 years of age.
The actor, who is believed to have died of a heart attack, was traveling in...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 10:01 AM
In a battle of the television behemoths, it came down to Baltimore versus New Jersey.
Or was it street thugs versus the mafia?
Maybe was just Omar against Tony.
In any event, the website Vulture.com has had some fun recently, March Madness style,...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 9:55 PM
Leave it to showrunner Vince Gilligan and his "Breaking Bad" writing team to kick off its beloved show's final season not with a new, even-scarier villain to replace Gus Fring (R.I.P.) but with a practical question: After finally outsmarting and defeating...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 12:01 PM
Tony Siragusa isn't the prettiest of men. The former Baltimore Raven played the thankless role of a 6-foot-3, 330-pound steel drum, crashing the line over and over, so teammates could sack the quarterback — and reap the glory.
But "Goose" was a...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 8:01 AM
No network midseason show has generated more buzz than "The Following," which premieres Monday night on Fox.
There are three reasons for that:
First, Kevin Bacon is the star, and he's better than most network television actors. Here he plays an angry,...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 10:38 AM
America has a remarkably close relationship with its previous owner. It seems we no sooner threw off the yoke of George III than we started collecting mugs decorated with the images of royal wedding partners.
England and the United States have been...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 3:01 PM
With a reported $100 million price tag and a big-name star like Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards" looks like a drama series that should be headed for HBO or AMC.
But the 13 one-hour episodes that start filming in Baltimore in March under the direction of...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 9:20 AM
Everyone seems to be upset about the Emmys last night. And it's not just because of the bizarre inclusion of the singing Emmytones.
It's what's being perceived as a big diss for HBO's "Boardwalk Empire." After winning a slew of technical awards at the...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 3:06 PM
HBO is a great place to create a TV show — if you're a white guy.
So says a new report by Huffington Post TV critic Maureen Ryan, who argues that the premium cable channel — home of such acclaimed series as "True Detective," "Game of...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 4:30 AM
And you thought the people at ESPN cared only about sports.
On Monday, executives at the sports-media empire will take a vested interest in helping a general-entertainment cable network launch the second season of one of its most successful scripted...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 12:30 PM
When I first see Elaine Stritch--the 89-year-old legendary stage and screen actress--she's propped in bed. Although she's been a New York fixture since the 1940s (and spent 18 years living in a room at the Carlyle Hotel), she recently moved to Michigan....
| Feb 18, 2014
| 3:32 PM
The oddest thing about the hit Netflix political thriller "House of Cards" is that its popularity -- according to many media watchers and even to some extent Netflix itself -- seems inextricably tied up with the way it gets viewed, rather than whether it'...