The two-person piece about the first murder trial of the legendary rock producer raises big questions about media and culture.
All the jobs, money and excitement that Hollywood has brought to Maryland during the last year could soon disappear amid all the finger-pointing and blame-gaming over the budget impasse in Annapolis.
The new ABC reality TV series "Ball Boys" opens with the motto: "Every great moment in sports leaves something behind." This network series set in a Baltimore sports memorabilia shop tells the stories of what happens to some of the stuff left behind.
"Savage U," which brings columnist Dan Savage and his producer, Lauren Hutchinson, to a different college campus each week for frank discussions with students about sex, will likely stir some culture-war controversy when it debuts at 11 p.m. Tuesday on MTV.
Aaron Sorkin's "The West Wing" notwithstanding, prime-time television has never gone as far into the deep end of the political pool as it is about to do this year. At least four Washington-centric shows are in the works or set to premiere, including Maryland-based "VEEP" and "House of Cards."
Director Gail Levin makes some daring and original choices in telling the story of Cab Calloway. The hip-shaking, zoot-suit-wearing bandleader from the Harlem Renaissance era comes to the screen with help of artists and choreography.
A video of fight at a Columbia high school marked the third time a video of a violent crime in Baltimore that has gone viral on WorldStarHipHop.com in the past year. In each, the website was the first teller of the news. And judged by the web traffic, it is news for which there is a huge appetite.
What sets "Game Change" part is how it has radically shortened the distance between real-life events and their Hollywood depiction. As the producers deftly blend actual news footage and dramatic recreations, "Game Change" vaporizes the lines of fact and fiction as you watch.
Sinclair Broadcast Group, of Hunt Valley, is bringing live wrestling to Baltimore in 2012. The Baltimore-based broadcaster took over the struggling Ring of Honor circuit last June and is now using its distribution muscle of to air the pro wrestling matches nationally.
Yesterday Gov. Martin O'Malley announced that "House of Cards" — a Washington-based TV series starring Kevin Spacey — will be filmed in Baltimore this spring, making it the third political drama to be produced in Maryland in less than a year.
Just as premium channels like HBO started making their own films in the 1980s to wrest control from the broadcast networks and Hollywood production companies, so are distributors like Hulu and Netflix trying to do to the cable industry today.
"The War of 1812," which was produced in association with Washington's WETA, will air at 9 p.m. Monday on Maryland Public Television (MPT) and other PBS stations nationwide. Its premiere is one of the first major events celebrating the bicentennial of the conflict.
Right or wrong, Lisa Simeone has landed NPR back in the culture-wars battlefield. Her role in October 2011 — one of the groups camped in the nation's capital as part of the Occupy movement — could also spell an end to her presence on public radio after decades on the air.
After a year of speculation about how the end of Oprah Winfrey's show would affect ratings for local stations, the October "sweeps" ratings period shows the CBS-owned station WJZ surpassing the longtime ratings champ and NBC affiliate WBAL in the early evening hours.
Michael Kenneth Williams is feeling lucky these days. The 44-year-old performer known to fans of HBO's "The Wire" as fearless stick-up man Omar Little says there is nothing he's wanted more since the Baltimore-based drama ended than to "just continuously stay working" as an actor.
After 50 years as host of "It's Academic," the longest-running quiz show on television, Mac McGarry, the longest-tenured host, says "it's really time" to step down.
For stations across the country and in Baltimore, Monday is the first day of the post Oprah Winfrey era. And, like their counterparts, the stations here will be trying new and allegedly improved shows to grab a piece of the huge audience that the queen of daytime television held for 25 years..
Is there TV life after Tiger Woods? It's not easy, says Tommy Roy, the executive producer of NBC's golf coverage, but with an event as large and storied as the U.S. Open, it can be done — with a little help from the golfing gods on Sunday, of course.
A record number of performers, writers and directors with Baltimore ties have been nominated for Emmys. Barry Levinson's HBO film, "You Don't Know Jack," alone is nominated for 15. In advance of Sunday's telecast, we talk to some of the nominees and Hollywood handicappers about their chances.
With Felicia "Snoop" Pearson's guilty plea last week to conspiracy to sell heroin, one question being asked by fans of "The Wire" is how other cast members of the Baltimore-based series are doing.
At the end of a wild week that saw more than 100 attacks on journalists and press facilities in Egypt, TV news executives were left shaking their heads at the volatility and violence, but vowing to continue to find ways to cover the tumult in days ahead.