| 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...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:10 PM
Sunday night's Emmy Awards featured the standard "In Memoriam" segment, in which the faces and clips of the recently deceased played to varying levels of applause. But this year, they made a decision to single out five people to receive special tributes,...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Going into Sunday's Emmy telecast, all eyes are on "Breaking Bad." It's picked up a slew of acting awards during its five-season run and is this year's odds-on favorite for drama series; as the show moves toward its Sept. 29 finale, its ratings have...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:06 AM
After the coffee. Before making sure all my expense reports are filed.
The Skinny: A lot going on this weekend. I'm hoping to catch either "Don Jon" or "Enough Said" and then Sunday is football, "Breaking Bad," "Homeland" and "The Good Wife." Oh, and a...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 12:59 PM
The postmortems are in for the most anticipated episode of television in 2013.
Reviews seem generally satisfied -- The Times' own Mary McNamara said, "Not only did Vince Gilligan's five-season, hyper-violent prose poem to midlife male frustration tie...
| 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...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 10:30 AM
"The Sopranos" reunited Thursday night to honor wounded veterans and James Gandolfini's contribution to service members' lives.
The HBO show's writer and exec producer, David Chase, introduced the inaugural James Gandolfini Award at the Wounded Warrior...
| Jan 7, 2013
Tony Lip, 82, a veteran character actor known for playing mob roles on "The Sopranos" television show and in films, died Friday at a hospital in Teaneck, N.J. Family members told New Jersey's Record newspaper that Lip, a resident of Paramus, N.J., had...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:00 AM
James Gandolfini, the Emmy-winning actor who swaggered his way to fame as the murderous, clinically depressed mob boss on HBO's groundbreaking drama "The Sopranos," died Wednesday on vacation in Rome. He was 51.
The cause was a heart attack or stroke,...
| Jun 21, 2013
The 12-million viewers who tuned into the final episode of "The Sopranos" in 2007 thought there was a good chance Tony Soprano would get whacked. There was an irrefutable logic to such a denouement: the mob boss had cheated death so many times; the HBO...