| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:51 AM
ABC's multi-Emmy-winning comedy "Modern Family" fell to its lowest rating in the key 18-49 age demographic since 2009, according to early numbers from Nielsen. CBS won Wednesday night in the demographic and in total viewership, with "Criminal Minds"...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 11:29 AM
"Dr. Who," "Dr. Who" and more "Dr. Who." By now even those few Americans still disavowing their inner geeks and/or Anglophiles must know the British sci-fi classic "Dr. Who" is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary (yes, it debuted in Britain on the...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 9:50 AM
NBC's resurrected musical contest "The Sing-Off" fell Wednesday night from its debut, while ABC's comedies made up some ground in the ratings week to week. Among the major networks, it was CBS that won the night, though its shows' numbers are down. ...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 9:55 AM
NEW YORK — Most media moguls spend their time building empires.
Time Warner Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes has spent the last several years dismantling one.
Gone is AOL, the online platform that acquired Time Warner in 2000 in a...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 1:13 PM
Coming off a disappointing TV season, ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee is ratcheting up his "four quadrant" plan to boost the network's fortunes.
In ABC lingo, that means fielding prime-time shows that appeal to women and men, young and old....
| Jul 18, 2013
| 1:40 PM
This year's Emmy nominations reflected a lot of change in TV. Netflix got creative validation; there are more female-led dramas than ever. But one rule has become calcified: No zombies need apply.
Even as hordes of network executives and publicists...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:43 AM
"The Hollow Crown" (PBS, Fridays). Here is my man Shakespeare back again, and not a moment too soon -- the best man, to steal a line from the writer himself, "either for tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, pastoral-comical, historical-pastoral, tragical-...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 12:46 PM
Emmy nominations arrive next week and, with them, the very real possibility that voters might dodge the same-old same-old and include some of the season's fantastic freshman class. Who might make the cut? And who should? We gathered The Envelope's...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 10:08 AM
With another comedy series Emmy in hand, "Modern Family" returned for a fifth season Wednesday as the night's highest-rated show, according to early numbers from Nielsen.
The season premiere of the ensemble comedy following the lives of a Southern...
| May 15, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Warner Bros. Chief Executive Kevin Tsujihara has begun building his own team at the Burbank entertainment company, distributing power among a handful of key executives who have long toiled in the trenches.
On Wednesday, Tsujihara announced a new...
| Sep 17, 2011
Frances Bay, the sweet, gentle housewife who became a successful actress in middle age, appearing in more than 50 motion pictures and 100 television shows, including roles as the "marble rye lady" on "Seinfeld" and the grandmother in Adam Sandler's "Happy...