The new management team at NBC is clearly hoping to catch a much-needed break with the music competition "The Voice," which premiered (review copies weren't available on advance) on Tuesday. The…
Essentially, this is a Disney Channel movie on a larger screen -- skipping the intermediate step that preceded "High School Musical" hitting theaters.
This week marks the penultimate episode of "Justified's" second season, and without giving anything away, the show has built on the promise of its first few episodes. Thanks to shrewd casting…
The ultimate commentary on the demise of soaps, just in time for Easter: Even Oprah can't bring them back from the dead. It's interesting, though, that the outcry was enough Winfrey felt compelled to…
If TV has a window reserved for sentimentality, it's traditionally been May, the sweeps month associated with series finales and cliffhangers.
Several months have elapsed since the first season concluded. It's now 14 months after Katrina, and the recovery has entered a new stage -- one characterized by rampant crime, maddening bureaucracy…
Revisiting the Merits of ’30 Rock’ (and ‘Studio 60′), 100 Episodes (and One Quick Cancellation) Later
Variety commemorates the 100th episode of "30 Rock" in today's edition, and somebody was kind enough to point out that I originally didn't give the series much of a chance. What I didn't foresee…
This Reagan-era fact-based story is undeniably stirring in a "To Sir, With Love" kind of way.
Revisiting the landmark 1973 documentary series "An American Family" serves as such a timely, provocative idea it's a shame the result, "Cinema Verite," isn't a better, more fully realized movie. An…
Dissecting the mechanics of stand-up comedy isn't for everyone, but students of the form will doubtless be attracted to "Talking Funny."