March 14, 2003 |
When you need a robust cup of coffee, you can count on Peet's. When you're in the mood for portabello mushroom ravioli, you can do a lot worse than California Pizza Kitchen. And when you're craving a clever crime show to watch, the franchise to turn to is "Law & Order." If you require evidence, tonight's episode of "Law & Order: SVU" (10 p.m., NBC) shows off the formula that has turned the chain into a three-nights-a-week hit: crafty writing, brisk pacing and assured acting.
September 8, 1990 |
"The Fanelli Boys" is a likable little NBC series about noisy Italian-Americans whose combative talk around the family dinner table and elsewhere--with their hands, naturally--gives prime time a rare ethnic comedy whose stereotypes are far less insulting than endearing. It premieres at 9:30 tonight on Channels 4, 36 and 39, hereafter to appear in its regular 9 p.m. Wednesday time slot.
November 15, 2002 |
Here's a twist: Mark Fuhrman as hero. Justice was delayed in the mysterious 1975 slaying of teenage Martha Moxley that stunned tony Greenwich, Conn. -- but not denied -- when Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel was convicted of the murder this summer, two years after his arrest. Now Fuhrman, the disgraced former L.A. cop whose testimony inadvertently helped free O.J.
October 20, 2010
The Early Show Marcus Samuelsson. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Giuliano Hazan; Todd English. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News El Debarge. (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Elton John and Leon Russell perform; "Dancing With the Stars" couple. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly Christopher Meloni; Maggie Q; Plain White T's perform. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Janet Napolitano; Rod Stewart; Patricia Heaton. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors Olivia Newton-John.
April 6, 2010
The Early Show (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Carol Burnett; Mario Batali. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Trisha Yearwood. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Live With Regis and Kelly Carol Burnett. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Joe Scarborough. (N) 10 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray Freddie Prinze Jr. 2 p.m. KCBS The Bonnie Hunt Show Peter Krause. (N)
September 28, 2010
The Early Show Julianna Margulies. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Marlo Thomas; Tony Danza; Phil Collins; Robert Carlyle. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News Debbie Reynolds; Chloe Moretz. (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Bob Woodward; Michael Chiklis; Kenny Chesney. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly Michael Chiklis ("No Ordinary Family"); Michael C. Hall ("Dexter"). (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View David Hyde Pierce; JoAnna Garcia and Jennifer Finnigan; John Legend performs.
March 6, 2014 |
Like a take-it-outside scrape between two once-friendly drunks, the sibling rivalry comedy "Awful Nice" has a kind of bro-logic fascination embedded in its rambunctious male humor. How does a bonding moment turn sour? When is an insult a compliment too? Is there a smidgen of love accompanying that swing to the head? This is not to say that writer-director Todd Sklar's loose, unkempt tale of two long-incommunicado brothers on a disastrous trip to claim their dead father's inheritance is some model of broken-relations satire.
March 28, 2014 |
ABC's beltway drama "Scandal" was Thursday night's highest-rated show while Fox's new comedy "Surviving Jack" got off to a slow start, according to early numbers from Nielsen. "Scandal" drew 8.8 million viewers overall and a rating of 3.1 among the advertiser-coveted 18- to 49-year-old audience, marking a 7% improvement from last week's episode in the key demographic. The show starring Kerry Washington has enjoyed strong numbers this season, with Thursday's installment up 19% from its comparable year-ago telecast in 18-49. "Grey's Anatomy" was the No. 2 show, earning a 2.5 in the demo, while the fairy tale spin-off "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" rose week to week to a still-low 0.9. On average, ABC scored a 2.1 in 18-49, in which a ratings point equals roughly 1.3 million viewers, finishing in second place behind NCAA basketball regional semifinals on CBS. PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of movies and TV Preliminary ratings for live sports are often unreliable because they are not adjusted for time zones, but early numbers indicate a 2.5 rating in 18-49 and about 7.8 million viewers overall for the network in prime time.