| Jan 19, 2012
| 8:30 AM
Fans who tuned in last week to the fourth-season premiere of TNT's Tuesday LAPD police drama "Southland" may have noticed that many of the players were the same, but the pairings have been shuffled a bit.
Former rookie cop Ben Sherman (Ben McKenzie)...
| Jan 24, 2012
There is no shrewder scribe than that ideologically slippery, made-in-Chicago fox David Mamet, who deftly figured out that the one problem with all those very careful, earnest and politically correct plays about America struggling to come to terms with...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 6:56 AM
The most influential show in the history of television never finished a season among the 20 most popular programs in the Nielsen ratings.
In its most popular season, "Hill Street Blues," which ran from 1981 to 1987, came in 21st place. And yet, according...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Tuesday, December 11.
A disagreement over coffee at a Burbank Starbuck's led to once customer leaving with a black eye, reports the Burbank Leader.
A power outage in Sherman Oaks Sunday left 1,000 Department of Water...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 8:00 AM
A Raisin in the Sun tells the story of a family's struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world on Chicago's South Side in the 1950s. It's based on playwright Lorraine Hansberry's own battles against racial segregation, it's name taken from the...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 11:04 AM
Some television honors aren't just for those making shows now but also for those whose past work endures.
Case in point: the TV Land Awards, the nostalgia-driven ceremony now in its ninth year. The channel it's named for televises the event Sunday, April...
| Feb 27, 2011
Amidst a rough economic time, the entertainment business has taken a big hit. People are cutting back when it comes to entertainment, from downloading fewer songs on iTunes to going to the movies less often. Consequently, television has become an...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 4:13 PM
First, America got a brother in the White House.
Now, Florida has a homeboy in the Governor's Mansion.
The surprising news was disclosed this week during Gov. Rick Scott's luncheon for 20 black legislators.
Lawmakers expected to hear the governor...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 9:09 PM
From Weezer to Chicago to Steve Miller, the 2011 Orange County Fair will feature musical acts and other shows for every generation.
Organizers said the fair, which is expected to attract more than a million visitors, strives to have something for...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 11:27 AM
Fox's Animation Domination line-up of Sunday comedies will be dominated by guest stars this fall, the network announced Friday. That's nothing new, but there are a few surprises among the people lending their voices to "The Simpsons," "Family Guy," The...
| Oct 2, 2011
| 9:46 PM
When I was little, I remember constantly having to defend "The Cosby Show" as realistic. My parents have been married for 31 years. My grandparents were married for 49 years before my grandmother passed away. My brother has been married for 11 years. My...