December 7, 1991
I guess the Dodgers signed Eric Davis so Tom Lasorda wouldn't be lonesome on the bench. BILL STEIN Cambria
October 1, 2013 |
For the third year in a row, the producers of "The Walking Dead" have gotten a jump on the new season with a short series of webisodes telling short tales from other parts of the "Walking Dead" world. If you need some kind of transition between the emotional high of the "Breaking Bad" finale and the return to the grim and gory world of "The Walking Dead" (as if "Breaking Bad" wasn't grim and gory enough), then these webisodes serve as the perfect way to ease back in. PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of 'The Walking Dead' This year's three-webisode series is called "The Oath" and it follows the efforts of survivors Paul (Wyatt Russell)
July 24, 2010 |
Poor little Sally Draper. Her mother is cold and critical, her womanizing father's moving out of the family home and her beloved grandfather, the only adult who seemed to truly care about her, has just died unexpectedly. Should it come as any surprise, then, that the adorable tween could go off the deep end in the new season of AMC's "Mad Men," which premieres Sunday? "There will be some shocking moments with Sally," said 10-year-old Kiernan Shipka, who originated the character and nurtured her along to full-time cast status this season.
June 16, 2008 |
When "Weeds" premiered on Showtime, it seemed the quintessential suburban satire: Widowed stay-at-home mom accidentally becomes pot dealer and finds her inner gangsta amid the manicured lawns and granite-countered hypocrisy of a Southern California planned community. What creator Jenji Kohan may not have counted on was that her cast and characters would so quickly become literally too cool for the 'burbs.
March 24, 2012 |
After last year's season finale of "The Killing" generated howls of indignation, the show's blindsided creative team began worriedly plotting to win back their audience. What if the show's central mystery was answered — something implicitly promised in its first season promotional campaign "Who killed Rosie Larsen?" — in the opening episode of the new season, which begins April 1? After lengthy discussions, executives at AMC and the show's production company, Fox Television Studios, ultimately decided against the highly unusual step, according to a person familiar with those talks who was not authorized to speak about them publicly.
May 10, 2013 |
"Sesame Street" has concluded its search for the new Latino character who will be moving on to the cozy New York address for the show's 44th season. And the lucky guy is actor Ismael Cruz Cordova, a Puerto Rican actor who's been seen previously on "The Good Wife" as Jimmy Patrick (though that show has zero crossover with "Sesame Street's" audience). Cordova will play Armando, or "Mando," one of the non-felt residents of "Sesame Street. " His character is a writer from Puerto Rico who will join the other Latino residents, Maria and Luis, as well as the Spanish-speaking Muppets Rosita and Ovejita.
August 5, 2013 |
For a long time, Elmo was the shining star of "Sesame Street," but when the long-running kids show returns for its 44th season on Sept. 16, it's Cookie Monster who's angling to grab all the buzz (and all the cookies, of course). "Cookie's Crumby Pictures" is a new segment being introduced that will help teach pre-schoolers self-regulation. But it's also a chance for the big, blue, cookie-loving monster to get seriously hip. The first segment unveiled by the Sesame Workshop features Cookie Monster parodying Icona Pop's "I Love It!"
May 16, 2013 |
Annette Bening will return to the Geffen Playhouse next season in a new production consisting of monologues by the American dramatist Ruth Draper. The company said the new production, which doesn't yet have a title, will be part of the 2013-14 season and is set to run April 8 to May 18, 2014, with an official opening on April 16. Bening is expected to perform a selection of monologues written by Draper, a noted American actress and stage monologist. Bening previously appeared at the Geffen in "The Female of the Species" by Joanna Murray-Smith in 2010 and in Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler" in 1999.
August 28, 2013 |
The third version of "American Horror Story," subtitled "Coven," will premiere Oct. 9 on FX, and judging by the just-released teaser for the new season, the witches will be just as creepy as the lunatics and serial killers last season. The 20-second teaser shows three women, apparently set to be burned at the stake. But a simple turn of the camera reveals that they're actually floating in front of the stakes, completely in control of the situation. The third season of executive producer Ryan Murphy's anthology-style horror series will feature returning "AHS" star Jessica Lange, alongside Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Frances Conroy, Gabourey Sidibe, Denis O'Hare, Patti LuPone, Evan Peters, Taissa Farmiga and Emma Roberts.
October 21, 2013 |
Two weeks into the new season and Rick's dreams of being a post-apocalyptic gentleman farmer come to a bloody end. At least it happened at his own hand and not because of someone else. Just add "had to sacrifice my own pigs" to the laundry list of issues Rick will have to work through at some future date. The visuals of Rick's prison-yard garden -- bright and leafy on the surface but with the rot of worms just inches away -- was a perfect metaphor for how tenuous Rick's newfound pastoral life really was. And just when it appeared that he had successfully set up a life distanced from hard decisions and danger, he was pulled right back into it, thanks to a collapsing prison fence.