October 14, 1996 |
Cut out a reference to O.J. Simpson here, insert one to Dennis Rodman there, and "A . . . My Name is Alice," hardly shows its age at all. The 1983 mixed-bag revue about women being women is still fresh and fun. Long Beach's International City Theatre makes its move to a larger space with this crowd-pleasing show, a sentimental, funny evening, consisting of songs and skits from 20-some different writers.
September 15, 1996 |
How do some of television's top producers feel about the state of the industry? Seeking to take the pulse of TV's creative community on the eve of the new prime-time season, Calendar brought together three producers of current hits--Steven Bochco, Marta Kauffman and Chris Carter--to explore that question. Bochco, 52, will soon be inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame and can claim one of the best batting averages in television history.
September 13, 2009
Please tell us that writer Kate Aurthur, for her interview with Courteney Cox ("She's Way Too Normal," Sept. 6) just plain forgot to ask if the actress really truly wanted to be quoted as saying, "Did we get a million dollars an episode for just one year or two [of "Friends"]?. . . . Isn't that amazing? A million dollars an episode! What did I do with that money?" Surely, given that chance, the "way too normal" Cox would have realized how incredibly asinine she'd sound in casually discussing and then dismissing what sounds to be more than $15 million for a single year's worth of work, especially during these record-awful economic times.
October 5, 2005 |
Everything happens cute on the WB's "Related," which premieres tonight and is about the Sorelli sisters of Manhattan -- Ginnie, Ann, Marjee and Rose. They're plucky and eccentric siblings who fight cute, reconcile cute, get pregnant cute, change their major cute, move back home cute, get dumped cute, play cards cute.
September 29, 1996
I found your interview with three TV producers quite disturbing in regard to their "fears" of a possible ratings system or V-chip ("Small Screen, Big Headaches," by Brian Lowry, Sept. 15). These people obviously think of themselves as pioneers, bravely fighting potential "censors" (i.e., parents) to push the boundaries each season with stronger doses of sex and raw language. But perhaps it is because of producers like Steven Bochco and Marta Kauffman, and the lack of good taste in their programs, that even a liberal president feels he must finally intervene.
January 19, 1998 |
As NBC flips through its programming deck looking for ways to replace "Seinfeld," a spinoff series doesn't appear to be in the cards. Based on initial feelers extended to the high-rated comedy's other cast members, NBC Entertainment President Warren Littlefield called the prospect of a "Seinfeld" spinoff "doubtful" and "a very long shot," saying the actors wanted to take some time after the show before even considering such offers.