Los Angeles Times

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

  • Michael Weatherly goes from 'NCIS' into the world of Dr. Phil on 'Bull'

    Michael Weatherly goes from 'NCIS' into the world of Dr. Phil on 'Bull'

    “We all know it’s the National Crop Insurance Service,” joked actor Michael Weatherly about the meaning of the acronym “NCIS,” the show he called home for 13 years. (Of course, it’s actually Naval Criminal Investigative Service.) The hit series inevitably became a topic of conversation during the...

  • Fox's 'Pitch' gets ready to jump into the major leagues

    Fox's 'Pitch' gets ready to jump into the major leagues

    In May, one of the first changes that came after Fox’s upfront presentation was the shift of the new baseball drama “Pitch” from next spring to Thursdays this fall.  While the move is a natural, given the network’s rights to the World Series — along with, as cited during a Monday morning session...

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