Millennials and their millennial ways have been all over the news this week, and by coincidence, Nielsen is joining the party.
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.
ABC’s “The Bachelor” has always been full of surprises, from who will get the final rose to what romantic hopeful will bawl the loudest after being rejected.
It has been suggested that people who read fiction are more empathic, and maybe even more socially conscious, than those who don’t.
Kevin Spacey has spent so much time around the American presidency that he should have his own Secret Service code name.
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 …
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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.
Channing Dungey demonstrated she has what it takes to run ABC Entertainment Group when she once made a very difficult phone call.
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.
If Samantha Bee’s game plan for “Full Frontal,” her new TBS late-night talk show that debuted Monday night, was to leave the audience wanting more, she certainly succeeded.
Arthur Darvill isn’t a stranger to TV time travel, but he’s never been at the helm of a vehicle zipping back to 1980s Russia or forward to an apocalyptic future.
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…
By Jessica Gelt
To prepare for his latest role, Bryan Cranston was in luck: He sort of looks like former President Lyndon B. Johnson.
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…
Scandal. Romance. Sibling rivalry. Heartbreak and happiness, above and below stairs. And a stately Yorkshire homestead too big to fail, but increasingly hard to afford.
It was a disappointing fall TV season, but that doesn’t matter much anymore. Great TV now premieres throughout the year, and with so many terrific series just hitting their stride on platforms new and old, television remains a literally movable feast. So much so that any list of 10, 20 or ev…
“Making a Murderer,” Netflix’s new true-crime documentary, is as unnerving as it is addictive, in part because it is so addictive.
It’s being called “peak TV,” meaning that the number of original scripted television productions — including an avalanche of high-quality shows — might be reaching an unsustainable level.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association really likes getting its TV online.
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.”
NEW YORK — As TV shows wind down for the summer, a new lineup for the fall season has emerged for several networks.
First the good news: There’s nothing new this fall that’s as egregious as last fall’s Fox clunker, “Dads.”
The online hubbub over Syfy’s “Sharknado” in early July came as a surprise because it was just the latest in a long line of cheesy, cheapo (about $1.5 million to $2 million budget) cable movies that have been airing on Syfy for years.