| May 13, 2013
| 4:00 AM
NEW YORK — This week, the streets of midtown Manhattan will once again swarm with TV executives trying to woo ad buyers to their upcoming fall lineups with splashy presentations, star-packed cocktail parties and plentiful swag.
But there's an...
| May 16, 2013
| 7:00 AM
As the broadcast networks wrap up a week of touting new shows to advertisers in the hopes of persuading them to spend billions on commercials, it seems like a good time to review how last year's new shows did.
It's not a pretty picture.
In the 2012-13...
| May 2, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Each week Times TV Critic Mary McNamara offers her viewing picks for the coming week:
"Bletchley Circle": Socially provocative and gorgeously acted, this three-part British miniseries, which ends this week, rather astonishingly manages to leverage the...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 11:33 AM
Looking for an opportunity to hear Led Zeppelin deflect questions -- once again -- about a reunion?
Be sure to catch "The Late Show with David Letterman" on Monday night, when Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones will sit down for a joint...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 10:35 AM
NBC's futuristic sci-fi series "Revolution" is turning to classic rock heroes Led Zeppelin to score its Thanksgiving-week episode. Two of the band's songs, "Kashmir" and "Since I've Been Loving You," are set to appear Monday on the J.J. Abrams-produced...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 4:09 PM
Jim James has done plenty of work lately outside the confines of his Kentucky-based roots-rock band, My Morning Jacket: In 2009 he recorded and toured with Conor Oberst, M. Ward and Mike Mogis as Monsters of Folk, and earlier this year he took part in...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Frankly, it sounded pretty stupid. For reasons unknown, electricity fails worldwide, sending humanity into a post-technological free-fall. Weeds grow in the Capitol (very "Logan's Run"), young women defend their families with bows and arrows (very "Hunger...