Showtime premiered "The Franchise: A Season With the San Francisco Giants" on Wednesday night. After nearly falling asleep during the hour, all I can say is, "When's 'Dexter' coming back?" Lord knows…
Both Los Angeles Times columnist Tim Rutten and I came to similar conclusions about Rupert Murdoch's legacy, which has become a topic of conversation in light of the News Corp. hacking scandal that…
Perusing news outlets that aren't owned by Rupert Murdoch, the prevailing assumption is the News Corp. tycoon is on the ropes, hanging by a thread amid a steady drip of fresh outrages in the ongoing…
With both pro football and basketball roiled by labor strife, HBO could hardly have picked a more propitious time for "The Curious Case of Curt Flood," a documentary airing the same week as…
Another title in search of a show, "Roseanne's Nuts" pretty much exhausts any semblance of creativity after the built-in pun in its title.
This season's ripped-from-the-headlines case focuses on a Blackwater-type security firm operating in Afghanistan, almost like "Law & Order" in slow motion.
I was not, I confess, a fan of either "The Brady Bunch" or "Gilligan's Island," the two longrunning series associated with producer Sherwood Schwartz, who has died at the age of 94. Maybe it's a…
Other than perhaps "24," no series has been more inextricably linked to the events of Sept. 11 than "Rescue Me." So it's appropriate — and from a marketing standpoint, pretty shrewd — to have the…
Either appropriately or ironically for a show about meth cookers, "Bad" is simply one of TV's great addictions.
For the record, I'm a big fan of Mary McNamara, the television critic for the Los Angeles Times. That said, I have to disagree in part with her latest column, in which she mulls over what qualifies…