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After releasing most of the trailers teasing its new shows on Monday, Fox rolled out two more trailers for a new drama called "Gang Related" and a comedy called "Surviving Jack." The former stars Ramon Rodriguez ("Battle Los Angeles," "The Wire") and...
"The Wire" as a reality show? That appears to be what the cable news channel CNN is thinking with "Chicagoland," a new unscripted series about the Windy City from Robert Redford's Sundance Productions. "Chicagoland," which is set to premiere on CNN...
Among the pleasures of seeing an August Wilson play, it's often said, is just listening to the people talk. As Los Angeles Times theater critic Charles McNulty has noted, Wilson stocks his scripts with "natural raconteurs" and lets them soar in...
Just when you thought literary awards season was over, there were not one but two occasions to get dressed up and applaud great writers and their publications Thursday. They both took place in New York -- meaning we didn't have to hit the dry cleaner --...
Los Angeles Times Television CriticIn two previous posts, I discussed the Amazon pilots, a slate of proposed series by the cyberspace bookseller turned virtual moving-picture studio, now streaming online for viewer comment and ratings. (Thousands have already chimed in.) The first post was...
Speculation has been swirling recently that when Alex Trebek's contract is up in 2016, the long-running host of "Jeopardy" will finally retire. But don't say that to Alex Trebek. "Everybody's speculating on my retirement and I don't know why,"...
Tags: The CW (tv network)
AMC's "The Walking Dead" is adding another cast member from HBO's acclaimed "The Wire" series to the zombie apocalypse drama. Larry Gilliard Jr. will play Bob Stookie, a former Army medic deeply haunted by his past--both before and after the apocalypse....
Tags: AMC (tv network), George W. Bush
Robert F. Chew Baltimore-based actor on 'The Wire' Robert F. Chew, 52, an actor and teacher who portrayed the drug kingpin Proposition Joe on the HBO series "The Wire," died Thursday of apparent heart failure in his sleep at his Baltimore home,...
"We need to buy a movie studio." Amid the conferences, panels, meetings and informal conversations in the wake of the presidential election, this idea has been a near constant among conservatives who feel like the country is slipping through their...
Searching for Sugar Man Sony, $30.99; Blu-ray, $35.99 Available on VOD beginning Tuesday Detroit-based singer-songwriter Sixto Diaz Rodríguez couldn't get any airplay in the U.S. in the '70s with his soulful, political folk-rock, but his 1970 album,...
Like the television character he helped inspire, Donnie Andrews lived by a code. In his earlier years, when he was robbing rival dealers as a young hustler in West Baltimore — experiences that would later form the basis for the popular Omar Little...
Tags: Murder, Sonja Sohn, Edward Burns, Prisons, David Simon
I recently attended a lecture by a distinguished man of letters. A poet, novelist, playwright and literary critic, this man also edits journals, directs literary festivals, collaborates on documentary projects, teaches full time at a university and is...
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