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January 6, 2014
Larry D. Mann Canadian character actor, TV announcer Larry D. Mann, 91, a veteran actor who voiced Yukon Cornelius in the animated Christmas favorite "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," died of age-related causes Monday in Los Angeles, said his son, Richard Mann. Mann, a Canadian-born actor and TV announcer, played the role of the hearty prospector in the Christmas TV special first broadcast in 1964. Since the 1950s, Mann did voice work for other animated shows, had small roles in movies, including "The Sting" and "In the Heat of the Night," and appeared in dozens of TV series including "Gunsmoke," "Bewitched" and "Hill Street Blues.
January 3, 2014 |
The Winter Olympics has long embraced offbeat events, awarding medals for skills that are essentially head-first sledding and target-practice on skis. But when NBC's coverage of the quadrennial competition begins from Sochi, Russia on Feb. 6, the Winter Olympics will push even its own quirky boundaries. For the first time, the Games will feature such events as team figure skating, women's ski jumping and the trick-filled downhill course of skiing and snowboarding known as "slopestyle" - part of a complement of a dozen events that have never before been included in the Games.
January 3, 2014 |
"Chicago Fire" sparked NBC's prime-time lineup last season with its mix of adrenaline-driven action sequences and personal drama revolving around the truck-and-rescue squad of a fictional Chicago firehouse. Creator and executive producer Dick Wolf now wants to add heat to the fire with a spinoff, "Chicago P.D.," premiering Wednesday. Wolf and his fellow producers hope "Chicago Fire," still a solid performer in its second season, will fuel interest in "Chicago P.D.," which will feature an ensemble combining familiar faces from "Chicago Fire" with new characters.
January 2, 2014 |
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 29, 2013 - Jan. 4, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES The Carrie Diaries In this new episode Carrie (AnnaSophia Robb) gets a dose of harsh advice from Larissa (Freema Agyeman). 8 p.m. KTLA Grimm Nick and Hank (David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby) investigate a Wesen with healing abilities that may do more harm than good.
January 1, 2014 |
The fifth season of "Community" begins Thursday on NBC, with the return of creator and show runner Dan Harmon, absent from his own show - he was fired - in Season 4. Writer-producer Chris McKenna has also returned; the pair shares credit for the opening episode, "Repilot," which will be immediately followed by a second episode, "Introduction to Teaching. " Indeed, there may have been some thought in the upper reaches of NBC that the series could be tweaked to attract viewers who might have found forbidding its barbed mesh of meta-humor, pop-cultural references, parody and reality shifts.
December 30, 2013 |
A nail-biter of a football game ruled Sunday night in TV ratings as the annual Kennedy Center Honors fell from last year. The Philadelphia Eagles beat the Dallas Cowboys 24-22, drawing plenty of viewers for NBC's "Sunday Night Football. " According to preliminary numbers from Nielsen, the match-up attracted an average of 23.9 million viewers in prime time and a rating of 8.1 in the key 18-49 demographic, way up from last week. The contest earned a household rating of 16.8, the third-biggest number this season for the NBC Sunday night NFL package. GRAPHIC: Best of 2013 | Entertainment and culture Going against the big NFL game from 9 to 11 p.m., the 36th annual Kennedy Center Honors on CBS drew a 0.9 rating among young-adult viewers and an average of 7.1 million people overall.
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December 28, 2013 |
On Nov. 23, 1963, the day after President Kennedy was shot, NBC News producer and director Frederic Rheinstein was in a remote broadcast truck outside Dallas' city hall with his crew. Suddenly, a stranger poked his head through an open window. "He caused me to look up because in putting his head through the window he put aside a curtain allowing light into the otherwise darkened truck," Rheinstein later said in testimony before the Warren Commission, which looked into the assassination.
December 27, 2013 |
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 29, 2013 - Jan. 4, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SUNDAY A salute to Peter O'Toole gets underway with the late actor's star-making turn in director David Lean's 1962 epic "Lawrence of Arabia. " 5 p.m. TCM "Scambushed" offers tips on avoiding pickpockets and others who prey on vacationers.
December 22, 2013 |
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 22 - 28, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES The Sing-Off The three remaining groups compete and one group is declared the winner. 8 p.m. NBC WWE Monday Night RAW This new episode features the battle of the Santa Clauses. 8 p.m. USA The Great Christmas Light Fight The series winds down with a final round of competition.
December 17, 2013 |
"The Bible" was a hit for History this year, so it only makes sense that more would be coming. On Tuesday, NBC announced the sequel -- "A.D. " -- is making the leap from cable to broadcast. It will air on NBC sometime in the spring of 2015. The 12-hour miniseries, executive produced by "The Apprentice" creator Mark Burnett, Roma Downey and Richard Bedser, is expected to take up the story of the New Testament after the crucifixion of Jesus. NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke said in a statement, "Everyone's lives were completely altered in an instant and the immediate aftermath of Christ's death had an impact on his disciples, his mother Mary, and key political and religious leaders of the time. In the first episode alone you see the last moments of the Crucifixion, Judas taking his own life after betraying Christ, Peter denying Jesus three times, and then the miracle of the Resurrection.