| Feb 15, 2013
There must be someone besides me watching "House of Cards."
Someone? Hello? I know you're out there.
The new made-for-Netflix series, a baker's dozen of episodes that made their debut in one fell swoop two weeks ago, has gotten as much publicity...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Last month after a screening, even as the lights came up in the theater, I could feel "Zero Dark Thirty" fading, its images and impact already softening in my head. No, no, wait: not fading — mingling. If our cultural experiences rub shoulders at...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 1:18 PM
Alewives are the stinky fish that used to wash up en masse on Lake Michigan beaches. So it is that we bring you the 17th annual Alewife Awards to commemorate the rankest cultural flotsam and jetsam to hit our shores over the past year.
Memo to vendors:...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 2:59 PM
It was a notable year for Chicago's film and TV industry, both for projects that came — and those that didn't. First, the good news. The city was home to four television series in 2012. That is an unprecedented number.
TV, however, is a fickle...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 4:32 PM
In her Tribune column today, Nina Metz takes a detailed look at the filming of "Boss," the promising, made-in-Chicago new Starz TV show starring Kelsey Grammer and concerning a fictional mayor of Chicago. Along with a re-creation of an entire......
| Aug 16, 2012
| 4:32 PM
It’s a good deal more frantic and there are more people milling about than when I last visited the set of Starz‘s Boss. Mario Van Peebles is in the director’s chair, and neither Kelsey Grammer nor Troy Garity are anywhere to be seen. The...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 3:15 PM
FX has struck a deal for a new sitcom starring Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer as lawyers who form an unlikley partnership.
Under the terms of the deal with Lionsgate Television and Debmar-Mercury, FX has agreed to air ten episodes of the untitled...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 10:21 AM
Figuring out Chicago isn't always easy for new residents, but cast members of "Chicago Fire" are here to help.
Six TV shows currently are filming full-time in Chicago and one part-time. Besides "Fire," its NBC spin-off, "Chicago PD," is shooting around...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Tony Danza and Joseph Gordon-Levitt got to know each other 20 years ago on the set of the Disney baseball fantasy "Angels in the Outfield," in which Danza played an aging pitcher and Gordon-Levitt, then 12, a foster kid.
"I always had a paternal thing...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Jeff Hephner loved filming "Boss" in Chicago so much, he asked NBC to cast him in "Chicago Fire."
"I think I poured it on enough," the actor said during my Aug. 20 visit to the show's firehouse location. "I'm like, 'Listen, I really want to work there...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:19 PM
Courteney Cox and her ex-husband, David Arquette, have put their Beverly Hills home in the Multiple Listing Service at $19.5 million.
The pristine property, designed by modernist architect A. Quincy Jones and built in 1959, was renovated during their...