| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Attention TV viewers of Earth: The time has come to bow down before "Duck Dynasty."
The unscripted series on A&E returned for its fourth season on Wednesday night and promptly became the most-watched nonfiction series telecast in cable history, with...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 7:00 AM
To Joel McHale, revenge is not a dish best served cold, but one dealt out weekly with a healthy ladle of percolating "Soup."
For nearly a decade, the 41-year-old comedian — armed with little more than a green screen, a video monitor and a boyishly...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 7:00 AM
"Drunk History," which has lived on the website Funny or Die in fits and starts since 2007, graduates to television Tuesday, courtesy of Comedy Central. It is a strange business: a show in which people who have had too much to drink, for real, travel to...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:53 AM
MTV, VH1 and CMT are looking to celebrate America's independence the old-fashioned way. Not with burgers and hot dogs and fireworks, but by playing music videos on their channels in what they're calling "Music Independence Day."
The plan is that all...
| May 28, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Chris Linn, who as an executive vice president at MTV played a major role in making Snooki a household name, has been named president of TruTV, a cable channel owned by Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting System.
The hiring of Linn is a sign that TruTV --...
| May 30, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The rise of social media has changed the way we communicate, the way we express ourselves, the way we consume information and entertainment. But when it comes to creating compelling television, five leading showrunners agree that social media is good...
| May 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Barbara Walters is saying goodbye to TV journalism.
After more than half a century in the industry, the veteran ABC News anchor plans to retire next summer, ABC announced Sunday night. Walters, 83, is set to make it official Monday morning on "The View....
| Apr 29, 2013
| 11:19 AM
"Jersey Shore" star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has been hospitalized for kidney stones.
Ortiz-Magro, 27, the MTV reality series' resident "juicehead" who rose to stardom because of his tumultuous relationship with Sammie "Sweetheart" Giancola, tweeted about...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 3:23 PM
Goodbye, "Jersey Shore" guidos and guidettes.
Here's the situation: MTV's highest-rated series is ending after its sixth season airs Oct. 4 and "Jersey Shore" fans will be losing their weekly dose of booze-infused hijinks and the source of countless...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 4:37 PM
“Jersey Shore” will get a sixth season....
| Jul 19, 2012
I recently attended a lecture by a distinguished man of letters. A poet, novelist, playwright and literary critic, this man also edits journals, directs literary festivals, collaborates on documentary projects, teaches full time at a university and is...