October 18, 2006 |
Matt and Danny may be pulling good ratings with their fictional TV show, but NBC's real-life numbers for "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" are another story. Matthew Perry and Bradley Whitford star as a bickering writing duo on "Studio 60," a show that presumes to rescue a once-funny late-night comedy show a la "Saturday Night Live." But it's become clear that writer Aaron Sorkin's backstage drama needs a lifeline of its own.
October 1, 2010
SERIES Smallville: The Daily Planet hires Kat Grant (Keri Lynn Pratt) to fill in after Lois (Erica Durance) departs for Egypt, in this new episode (8 p.m. KTLA). Human Target: After he and Guerrero (Jackie Earle Haley) race to rescue the kidnapped Winston (Chi McBride), an eager-to-retire Chance (Mark Valley) is lured back into the security business by a billionaire philanthropist (Indira Varma) who needs his protection, in the season premiere (8 p.m. Fox). CSI: NY: When a young woman appears to have been strangled while participating in an anonymous Internet chat, the team must determine if it was a hoax or murder in this new episode (9 p.m. CBS)
May 29, 1993 |
That cutting-edge narrowcaster Jay Tarses is at it again. The brilliantly inventive mind behind "Buffalo Bill," "The 'Slap' Maxwell Story" and "The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd," Tarses is known for creating indelibly memorable half-hour series that are as baffling to most mainstream viewers as they are beloved by his fans. Yours truly is one of the biggest. Yet his new NBC series, "Black Tie Affair," is evidence that the gap separating Tarses from the rest of humankind may have widened.
February 11, 1995 |
"Billy Madison" looks as if it were made to fill the void left by Pee-wee Herman. We never needed Pee-wee more. Adam Sandler plays Billy Madison, a spoiled rich nudnik who stands to inherit the family business from his hotel tycoon father (Darren McGavin)--except Madison Sr. seems to think his jerky scion isn't up to it. For one thing, the only reason he graduated public school is because his father paid off the teachers.
March 17, 2006 |
Standing inside the fictional Montecito casino of "Las Vegas" in Culver City, NBC President of Entertainment Kevin Reilly was feeling like a winner Thursday morning, even though he admitted to a group of advertisers that "we haven't exactly had bragging rights lately."
April 12, 2012
CBS This Morning Director James Cameron; Ricky Gervais. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Adam Levine; Wilson Phillips. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly Laura Linney; Bradley Whitford; co-host Joel McHale. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Tina Fey; Renee Graziano and Dr. Michael Fiorillo; Shooter Jennings performs. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Edie Falco; Ian Smith; Khloé Kardashian Odom. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS The Doctors Annoying body problems.
December 9, 2007 |
WHO SHE IS: Savannah Stevens doesn't mind being called a bookworm. As a student, the Calabasas resident spent years in the library at Yale, and now, as co-chair of the Young Literati--a social/charitable arm of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles--she raises awareness of the city's public book palaces by recruiting members and coordinating scene-worthy events. "We like to be a part of the fabric of the literary life of L.A.
November 5, 2001
Here are the winners of the 53rd annual nighttime Emmy Awards, as announced Sunday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. They cover programs aired from June 1, 2000, to May 31, 2001. Programs Comedy series: "Sex and the City," HBO. Drama series: "The West Wing," NBC. Miniseries: "Anne Frank," ABC. Movie: "Wit," HBO. Variety, music or comedy series: "Late Show With David Letterman," CBS. Variety, music or comedy special: "Cirque du Soleil's Dralion," Bravo.
August 4, 2013 |
These days it's more normal to come from a broken family than from parents who have been married for 40 years. That's the world ABC's new comedy "Trophy Wife" is interested in exploring, said its creators during a summer press tour in Beverly Hills on Sunday. It turns out that the term "trophy wife," normally associated with a rich man marrying a beautiful, much younger woman, is meant to be ironic in the case of the show. (Which makes sense for a female-friendly network like ABC, but whether prospective audiences will get it is another matter.)