If the new Fox drama "Gracepoint" looks too good to be on network TV, that's because it's stacked with the kind of talent you normally see only on cable. And the work here is so good it could help change the way networks do drama in the future.
Johns Hopkins University will host a former North Korean detainee, the outdoorsman whose canyoneering accident was adapted into the movie "127 Hours," and actors from "Breaking Bad" and "The Office," among several other speakers this fall.
All kinds of impressive numbers were flying around last week in the wake of Emmy nominees being announced. HBO ran up an industry-leading 99 nominations overall with 19 for its gory and glorious ¿Game of Thrones¿ alone.
In the original, 1990's British version of House of Cards, Francis Urquhart is a conservative ideological extremist who rises through the political ranks by defeating one starry-eyed opponent after another. The American version — the second season of which is set to launch on Netflix Friday — is considerably different. For one thing, the House majority whip Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey) may nominally be a blue-dog Democrat from South Carolina, but he is as free of ideology as it's
Equipped with a small gladiator shield, plastic sword and red cape, Beth Lewis, 48, said her daughter talked her into completing in the Tomato Run 5K at Ripken Stadium for her birthday. Before the race began, she said she hopes her shield will block her and keep her from getting too messy.
"Breaking Bad" went out big Sunday night for AMC in the ratings attracting an audience of 10.3 million viewers for its final episode. That was three times the audience it drew for last year's season finale.
When the Maryland workers building the sets for "House of Cards" started sawing and hammering the offices and homes of characters like Francis and Claire Underwood 20 months ago in Harford County, most of them were thinking only of earning a steady paycheck, not being part of TV history.