| Dec 19, 2013
| 3:25 PM
You may have heard or read or woke up suddenly thinking that we are living in a New Golden Age of Television. Some call it the platinum age, which sounds a little too Rodeo Drive to me. But let them have their fun.
Most of this new golden/platinum age...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 3:40 PM
Comedian Daniel Tosh got a huge vote of confidence from Comedy Central on Tuesday when the network pledged to renew his show "Tosh.0" for three consecutive seasons (6, 7 and 8).
The show, which finds Tosh blithely riffing on some of the funniest and...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Break out the plaid flannel and bird-decked tote bags: IFC announced Tuesday that its hit offbeat comedy "Portlandia" will return Feb. 27 -- and it'll be pickled with a heap of guest stars.
The fourth season of the satirical series, in which co-creators...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:01 PM
"Dancing on the Edge" (Starz, Saturdays). Stephen Poliakoff ("The Lost Prince") wrote and directed this early-1930s period piece set at the intersection of jazz and aristocracy. Chiwetel Ejiofor plays Louis Lester, a black British jazz genius whose career...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 8:49 PM
HBO’s political satire “Veep” took home a good portion of the cake in the comedy genre with Julia Louis-Dreyfus winning the Emmy for lead actress in a comedy and Tony Hale going home with supporting actor in a comedy. Ultimately, though,...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"The Simpsons," "Portlandia" and the Grammy Awards were among the programs honored in the first batch of winners of the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards.
Most winners won't be announced for another month, but on Wednesday the Academy of Television Arts &...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Emmy voters like a good epic and find biopics irresistible. How will these clashing sensibilities play out in this year's movie/miniseries race? And now that Jon Stewart has vacated his chair for a few weeks, might it be possible for someone to steal...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:16 PM
"Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes appeared at a recent event at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and to hear him tell it, there won't be much mourning following one of the series' most shocking character deaths.
Here's the part where...
| May 31, 2013
| 3:42 PM
A squabble within SAG-AFTRA over closing the union's Oregon branch has reached all the way to governor's office.
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has taken the surprising step of wading into the union's controversial decision to shut its Oregon office,...
| May 30, 2013
| 9:47 AM
When you're aiming for an Emmy award nomination, sometimes you have to pull out the big gun to make an impression.
"Portlandia," IFC's acclaimed quirky comedy that pokes gentle fun at Portland, Ore., and its offbeat residents, has done just that as it...
| May 17, 2013
| 3:29 PM
The 38th season finale of "Saturday Night Live" airs this weekend and with it come more than a few questions about the confirmed departure of one cast member, the possible departure of two others and the unpredicatable nature of the tempermental musical...