In today's Los Angeles Times, critic Mary McNamara suggests that the death of Russell Armstrong — a participant in "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" — is cause for some soul-searching on the…
By canceling "Lopez Tonight," TBS has unleashed the law of unintended consequences — namely, drawing attention to the underwhelming numbers for its other latenight host, Conan O'Brien. The Wall…
Warner Bros.' Bruce Rosenblum will run to become chairman of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and if his bid is successful, he would become the highest-ranking executive to head the org…
A friend outside the media business -- deeply enamored with the iPad -- recently described his version of a killer app: Plugging the iPad interface and Web access directly into his TV.
And now for the latest edition of that chicken-and-egg question: Does reality TV make people behave strangely, or are strange people drawn to reality TV? Networks and producers customarily fall back…
Occasionally a network stumbles into the right decision, for all the wrong reasons. That appears to be the case with AMC's move to set a fixed conclusion on "Breaking Bad," the network's intoxicating…
Although I wasn't particularly impressed by the early episodes of "Damages" in its new premium-cable-esque incarnation on DirecTV's Audience Network, I'm warming up to it. Not because the plot has…
An HBO documentary in which activist Gloria Steinem recounts her personal and political journey, dating back to an era where, she says, "There was no word for 'sexual harassment.'"
Two years after "Miami Social" -- another contrived docu-soap about the young, fabulous and unabashedly narcissistic -- Bravo embarks on a similar conceit with "Most Eligible Dallas," focusing on a…
An engrossing if slow-grinding mystery/soap that doesn't pack enough thrills to earn its "thriller" designation but which proves addictive nevertheless.