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Times Staff WriterRoscoe Lee Browne, the Emmy-award winning actor with the mellifluous baritone that he used to give voice to roles as varied as Shakespeare's plays and the popular animal film "Babe," died Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 81....
Zap2It.comHow far can sisterhood extend? Proof is supplied by the two siblings in "The Return of Jezebel James," the edgy new FOX sitcom from the creator of "Gilmore Girls" debuting Friday, March 14. Movie actress Parker Posey is appealing in her series debut as...
It looks like the Primetime Emmys are dancing with the stars considering the fancy footwork they're displaying with new voting changes being cheered by some observers and denounced as "inane" and "ridiculous" by others. This year the nominees for best...
Sun Television CriticThe very first image viewers of the new NBC sitcom Whoopi will see tonight is that of Mavis Rae (Whoopi Goldberg) lighting a cigarette and taking a drag as she stands behind the front desk of the small Manhattan Hotel she owns. A guest standing nearby...
AP Television WriterA TV critic surveying the fall program landscape sometimes feels like an inspector looking for weapons of mass destruction. You never want to find bad shows, of course. Yet something seems amiss when you don't. That is my dilemma, after previewing all 37...
Sun Television CriticThe on-screen arrival of the Boomerang Generation is not the only trend of the new fall season. While not as widespread, another theme that will be explored in several series involves multi-ethnic households - with an emphasis on the humor of ethnic...
Sun-SentinelA lot of noses were knocked out of joint this winter when NBC President Jeff Zucker declared Friends the best comedy of all time. The cast and crew of Frasier, which also is leaving NBC this month, were the most vocal of those miffed. However, champions...
"X-Files" creator Chris Carter says he's ending the series after nine seasons while it is still on top creatively -- but many observers think the cult favorite dropped in quality (not to mention the ratings) when David Duchovny went to part-time status...
LOS ANGELES -- Isabel Sanford broke ground as the first black woman to win an Emmy for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on sitcom "The Jeffersons." Those close to her recall a simpler legacy: She loved to make people laugh. Sanford, best...
Tags: Death, Comedy (genre), Isabel Sanford, Marla Gibbs, Norman Lear
His generation produced edgier, more outlandish and more innovative comedians. But for nearly three decades, none of them got the nightly welcome bestowed on Johnny Carson, the amiable, boyish funnyman whose hosting of NBC's "The Tonight Show" came to...
Tags: Comedy (genre), Red Skelton, Harvey, Johnny Carson, Groucho Marx
Associated Press WriterActress Isabel Sanford, best known as "Weezie," Louise Jefferson on the television sitcom "The Jeffersons," died of natural causes, her publicist said Monday. She was 86. Sanford died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she had been...
Tags: Isabel Sanford, Comedy (genre), Death, Marla Gibbs, Norman Lear
Special to The TimesThe Emmys are the ultimate insider's club. Once you're in, you're in. If you aren't, well, you'd better bide your time until a spot opens. Although there were some surprises in nominations for tonight's prime-time Emmys — 10 nominations each for...
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