| 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 12, 2013
| 9:44 PM
NEW YORK -- With ratings for "American Idol" tumbling and few new hits to speak of other than "The Following," Fox will unveil a 2013-14 schedule Monday that includes five new comedies and four dramas during its upfront presentation to advertisers in...
| May 13, 2013
| 8:02 AM
NEW YORK -- Coming off a television season that saw its ratings fall by 20%, Fox unveiled a new schedule heavy on big names both in front of and behind the camera in hopes of rejuvenating its prime-time lineup.
“We’re making the biggest...
| 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 1, 2013
| 7:09 AM
After the coffee. Before a long morning of earnings calls.
The Skinny: I got through the season finale of "The Following" last night. It wasn't easy. Fortunately, afterward I watched the premiere of Comedy Central's "Inside Amy," which was a tad...
| May 2, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Michael Shannon has basically rewritten the book on how to portray dark, volatile men in film with his unerring way of channeling rage and repression. It was never more chilling, or more fully realized, than his turn as a family man both paralyzed and...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 6:00 AM
You just can't keep a good cannibal down.
More than three decades after he first murdered and chomped his way to pop culture infamy, sophisticated serial murderer Hannibal Lecter is back, alive and well-fed. And although he has gone from the big...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 12:15 PM
To any viewer who thinks "Sons of Anarchy" is too violent, consider the bright side: At least the castration scene got … um … deleted.
Kurt Sutter, creator of the drama about a California motorcycle gang, presented the idea of showing a...