| 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'...
| 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....
| Dec 31, 2013
| 11:45 AM
Lillo Brancato Jr., the actor best known for playing a small-time wannabe hood executed by Tony Soprano on HBO's acclaimed series "The Sopranos," was paroled on Tuesday.
According to the Associated Press, Brancato has been serving a 10-year sentence for...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:35 PM
After a couple of decades of centering his TV empire on New York, the home of "Law & Order" and most of its spinoffs, the veteran producer Dick Wolf has suddenly become a man of the Midwest.
His new pair of shows — not an empire yet, but already...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 10:30 AM
AMC has laid out its original series schedule for 2014, setting a November premiere for "Breaking Bad" prequel "Better Call Saul" and an April 13 bow for "Mad Men."
AMC execs unveiled the schedule, which also includes new series "Turn" and "Halt and...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Among the biggest mysteries before Thursday morning's Oscar nominations announcement was just how much, if at all, the film academy would embrace "The Wolf of Wall Street." The film has been dogged by controversy since it began screening for audiences...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Chris Albrecht worked the crowd with confidence at Starz's first-ever investor day presentation in November. The CEO summoned his roots as a standup comic with a breezy anecdote about his previous job at HBO, recounting how Steven Spielberg and Tom...
| 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...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 4:20 PM
Times television critics Mary McNamara and Robert Lloyd trade a few emails on the subject of "Breaking Bad."
Mary: I just read your "final thoughts piece" and fear we are the only two TV critics in America who didn't love "Breaking Bad" with an...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 12:30 PM
I am coming to you live from the Variety Emmy Elite Showrunners Breakfast at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills. I'll be posting the best quotes from the interviews with the Emmy-nominated drama and comedy executive producers, so enjoy!
First up will be...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Fans of "Breaking Bad" have just two more episodes to learn the fate of Walter White and his crystal meth empire, but at Sunday night's Emmy Awards, the AMC drama looks poised to glide over all.
The nail-biting serial, about a milquetoast high-school...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Will Ferrell couldn't find child care so he brings the kids on stage with him to present the final awards of the evening.
"Modern Family" wins the best comedy Emmy again. Steven Levitan accepts the Emmys and sums up the whole night: "This may be the...