The Annapolis-native has positioned himself among the world's top designers. And now he takes on the additional hat of judge on "Project Runway: Threads," a spin-off of "Project Runway" that focuses on young, aspiring designers. The show premiers Oct. 23 at 10:30 p.m. on Lifetime.
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.
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.
When a TV show strikes the kind of psychic chords that HBO's "Game of Thrones" did last week with its blood-drenched Red Wedding sequence, the morning-after conversation is just as likely to find its way into the very private realm of a therapist's office.
It¿s not often that a sequel is better than the original, especially when the original is as dazzling as BBC America¿s miniseries ¿The Hour¿ was last year.But that¿s the case with the intoxicating mix of lust, longing, superb acting and a little bit of 1950s Brit journalism that debuts Wednesday night at 9 on BBC America.
What happens on Showtime at 10 p.m. Sunday isn't just a case of art imitating life or scenes ripped from headlines. This is the return of a series that surgically drills into the same current of national anxiety as that generated by such real-life events as the Sept. 11 attack this year in Libya.
The biggest winner Sunday at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards had to be Showtime's "Homeland," which took the top three drama awards in an upset over such favorites as "Mad Men" and "Downton Abbey." But, Baltimore-based productions and stars had a very big night, too.
HBO's Baltimore productions "VEEP" and "Game Change" got solid Emmy notice with the comedy earning a best actress nomination for Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the made-for-TV movie about the 2008 presidential election picking up best actor and actress nominations for Julianne Moore and Woody Harrelson.
I will admit it, I came to the season premiere of "America's Got Talent"to rip Howard Stern. But I walk away after two hours with nothing but admiration for Stern and the producers of this winning franchise.
Just as premium channels like HBO started making their own films in the 1980s to wrest control from the broadcast networks and Hollywood production companies, so are distributors like Hulu and Netflix trying to do to the cable industry today.