| Sep 18, 2011
| 5:34 PM
"TV is a vast wonderland. There's no place like TV. Except for HBO, it's not TV."
That was the opening lyric sung by Jane Lynch, and it left me ice cold. It didn't work as a show tune, and it failed worse in its attempt to cut it as both salute and...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 4:50 PM
If you missed the first season of "Downton Abbey" on PBS' Masterpiece Classic last year, you're in luck. The network is reairing the award-winning series beginning Dec. 18. (In Chicago it's on WTTW at 7 p.m.)
"Downton Abbey" follows the lives of an...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 12:18 PM
Characters who previously obsessed over planning a perfect garden party are struggling with life-and-death issues as "Downton Abbey" begins a new season Sunday, Jan. 8, on PBS' "Masterpiece Classic" (check local listings).
The series, which bested such...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 9:25 AM
Anticipation was high for writer Julian Fellowes' internationally acclaimed sequel to last year's Emmy-winning miniseries, shown in the U.S. on PBS' "Masterpiece Classic."
Co-star Maggie Smith earned her own Emmy, and she's back along with Hugh...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 8:28 PM
"Downton Abbey," one of last season's big winners at the Emmy Awards, starts up again Sunday night on PBS. In a television season not blessed with much to rave about so far, let the hoopla be heard. This year's "Downton Abbey" is at least as good as...
| May 17, 2012
| 4:57 PM
Theater producers love turning movies into musicals, and the energetic, Oscar-winning “Slumdog Millionaire” looks like a good candidate for a screen-to-stage makeover. But after years of negotiations proved fruitless, a planned London...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 9:04 AM
One of the biggest international television sensations of recent years combines its first two rounds on home video, as Emmy-winning writer Julian Fellowes' saga combines factual and fictional elements in an "Upstairs, Downstairs"-style scenario about...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Calling Nanny 911.
The touring company of the musical "Mary Poppins," which opened on Broadway in 2006, will open the 2012-13 Broadway series at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.
The show will play for a one and a half week run,...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 5:11 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Stop us if you've heard this one before: HBO dominated the Emmy nominations announced Thursday morning, picking up 81 nods for viewer favorites such as "Boardwalk Empire" and "Game of Thrones" as well as comedy newcomers "Girls" and "Veep."...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 7:06 AM
TOWER HEIST [2/21]
* * (C)
Directed by Brett Ratner
Starring Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller, Casey Affleck, Alan Alda, Matthew Broderick, Tea Leoni, Michael Pena, Gabourey Sidibe
Universal//Rated PG-13//Comedy//105 minutes
Available on: DVD and Blu-...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Rapper, actor and mogul Diddy announced in May he was an avowed fan of the hit PBS series "Downton Abbey," or "Downtown Abbey," as he insists on calling it. And to play off the news of the first-ever black cast member joining the show, Diddy filmed a...