| Jun 16, 2014
| 1:02 PM
| Jul 1, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Performer-turned-writer/director Paul Mazursky, who was Oscar-nommed five times and helmed hit movies including "Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice" and "An Unmarried Woman," died of cardiac arrest Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:36 PM
Director and screenwriter Dean DeBlois has thoughtfully entertained our children with animated adventures. Among his credits are the Disney hits "Mulan" and "Lilo & Stitch." But his contribution to "How to Train Your Dragon" for DreamWorks in 2010 took...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 2:00 PM
"Game of Thrones" ended its breakout season with a final smash on Sunday.
HBO's blood-drenched fantasy rounded up 7.1 million total viewers for its Season 4 finale at 9 p.m., according to Nielsen. That was a 32% climb from the third-season ender a...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 11:00 PM
Warning — the following article contains major spoilers about the season finale to "Game of Thrones."
Wrapping up its fourth season, HBO's "Game of Thrones" has not just avoided toppling under the weight of its own story lines, it's become a...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Edie Falco has a cold. Actually, it's more like a sinus infection, one that's been plaguing her for weeks now, and so she enters the roof-top restaurant at the Peninsula hotel in Beverly Hills apologizing if the medication has made her a little dingy....
| Jun 13, 2014
| 12:00 PM
The subject is comedy. If it is not exactly true that it "can't get no respect," to quote the comic, it does get less than it deserves.
It has become commonplace to say that we are living in a New Golden Age of Television, or a Platinum Age of...
| May 6, 2014
| 8:59 AM
We are legion!
TV fanatics who, after a day mired in social media viral videos and flotsam that calls itself entertainment, opt for shows with character. We're the masses rejecting HBO's "Game of Thrones." Yes, we consider action and story progression...
| May 20, 2014
| 9:33 AM
Lisa Cholodenko has signed on to direct the first two episodes of "The Slap," an upcoming miniseries for NBC based on the novel by Christos Tsiolkas.
The suburban drama, which was published in 2010 in the U.S. and 2008 in Tsiolkas' native Australia, was...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:30 PM
On Tuesday night, Variety's annual "Night in the Writers' Room" assembled an eclectic array of scribes from the worlds of comedy and drama for an in-depth discussion at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. Variety TV critic Brian Lowry moderated...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 12:30 PM
They both just happen to have landed shows at Showtime, but as it turns out, Ann Biderman, the executive producer of "Ray Donovan," and Michelle Ashford, the executive producer of "Masters of Sex," are friends as well -- having heard of each other for...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 3:24 PM
"Game of Thrones," HBO's Emmy-award winning fantasy epic, has surpassed "The Sopranos" as its most popular series ever, the premium cable network said on Thursday.
Episodes in the fourth season of the show have an average gross audience of 18.4 million,...