Television does a lot of things well, but it simply can't afford to blow stuff up as impressively as they can in movies. So for a sci-fi series to work, it ultimately has to rely on characters, not…
Critics often face unspoken pressure to embrace something that's popular. Hey, if that many people like it, there must be something there I'm not seeing, right? No need to worry about that happening…
"Curiosity" -- a broad initiative designed to tackle an eclectic array of provocative and puzzling topics -- definitely lives up to that billing in its premiere.
Through the years, CBS' David Poltrack has tried — often in very lonely fashion — to tweak the way the TV industry in general, and media buyers in particular, look at demographics. The network gave…
What do women want? Lord knows I'm the wrong person to ask, but from a TV standpoint, anyway, the answer to that question appears in an inordinate state of flux.
MSNBC managed to display most of its strengths and weaknesses in a single TCA session on Tuesday morning. There were Rachel Maddow (right) and Lawrence O'Donnell, actually trying to give thoughtful…
"Take the Money and Run" requires a lot of arcane and convoluted rules, but it ought to hold an audience's attention in the same undemanding way many procedurals do.
Forget the first four-plus minutes of this clip of Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity and Juan Williams going at it over the debt ceiling debate. Just cut to the end, where after Williams has called…
The weekend brought two interesting pieces about the state of the superhero movie, following up my earlier analysis on the form's underwhelming performance this summer at the boxoffice. The New York…
If sunlight really is the best disinfectant, there's a counterintuitive case to be made for broadcast networks giving up their silly tap-dance and shelving the ban against paying for interviews.
Symbolically speaking, it was extremely important that Oprah Winfrey — the actual person — showed up to plug the Oprah Winfrey Network — the struggling Winfrey/Discovery co-venture — on Friday at the…