• By Robert Lloyd Los Angeles Times (TNS)
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Whatever else there is to say about “The Catch,” a new series from the Shonda Rhimes machine, it stars Mireille Enos. Everything dopey or weird or undercooked or overdone about the show that premiered Thursday on ABC — giving Rhimes’ “How to Get Away With Murder” a midseason break — is secon…

On TV, Sunday nights are often blocked off for highbrow shows: “Game of Thrones,” “Homeland,” “The Walking Dead,” “The Good Wife,” “Downton Abbey” and many more. Ever since “The Sopranos” made a splash on Sundays, the time slot quickly became the sign of a prestige series.

Andre Benjamin has done some acting over the years, but the rapper and songwriter is better known as being part of the hip-hop duo Outkast. His limited acting work didn’t stop writer/director John Ridley from casting Benjamin in his much-heralded ABC anthology drama, “American Crime.”

Before Peak TV and binge-viewing, before live tweeting and streaming sites, there was a long-running series that found one of its highest-rated episodes in the story of a 4-year-old girl who set the class bird free, then suffered bruised emotions after her pipsqueak preschool classmates got …

LOS ANGELES — Long before the world went mad for digital, magazines such as Sports Illustrated, MAD, People and Playboy were adapted into television programs. It was a way to take their product to an audience that might not every stop by a newsstand.

LOS ANGELES — The countdown to selecting the final “American Idol” has started. Over the next few weeks, final eliminations will be held and the 15th winner will join the list that includes Nick Fradiani, Phillip Phillips, Taylor Hicks, Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson.

During a recent rehearsal for Fox’s upcoming, live broadcast of the musical “Grease,” Aaron Tveit and Julianne Hough waited for their musical cue to jump in the fray and gambol alongside a troupe of frenetic dancers.

Chelsea Handler, formerly host of the E! talk show “Chelsea Lately” and author of books including “My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands” and “Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea,” stops on the way to her upcoming Netflix-based talk show as the host and partial subject of a…

Set among the Louisiana swamps where nature makes short work of a dead body, “Killing Fields,” a new series on Discovery Channel, follows Iberville Parish police Det. Rodie Sanchez as he comes out of retirement to try to close the case — the killing of a young woman, Eugenie Boisfontaine — t…

There is no American border as perilous as the one separating self-knowledge from self-absorption and, as the second season of Amazon’s “Transparent” proves, no one charts it as fearlessly, humanely and thoroughly as Jill Soloway.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — With more than 65 million subscribers worldwide, online streaming service Netflix continues to disrupt TV’s historical status quo with buzzworthy hits “Orange Is the New Black,” “House of Cards,” “Marvel’s Daredevil” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”