Chris Barton

Writer

Chris Barton writes about TV, music and pop culture for the Los Angeles Times. Since joining the newsroom in 2000 his roles have included time as senior web producer and deputy music editor. He serves as The Times' jazz critic as well as the occasionally cranky voice behind the weekly column Overrated/Underrated. He was born in Boston, studied in the Bay Area and briefly dabbled in stand-up comedy before coming to his senses.

Recent Articles

  • NBC announces premiere dates for 'The Voice,' new fall series

    NBC announces premiere dates for 'The Voice,' new fall series

    The fall TV schedule came into clearer focus on Wednesday as NBC announced premiere dates for returning shows “The Voice” and “Superstore” along with newcomers to its programming slate. Durable singing competition “The Voice” will embark on its 11th season on Monday, Sept. 19, followed by two episodes...

  • Jaime Camil of 'Jane the Virgin' to host TCA Awards

    Jaime Camil of 'Jane the Virgin' to host TCA Awards

    The Television Critics Assn. announced Tuesday morning that “Jane the Virgin” star Jaime Camil will host the annual TCA Awards this summer. Scheduled for Aug. 6 at the Beverly Hilton, the 32nd Annual TCA Awards will honor the  programming that has made an impact on the previous TV season. The awards...

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