Comedy Central keeps trying to replicate "Cops" spoof "Reno 911" in different venues with a formula that has become depressingly familiar: Find a setting into which the writers can throw a half-dozen…
Paris Hilton is out of jail and Scooter Libby had his prison sentence commuted, but fans of "Grey's Anatomy" remain captive to Isaiah Washington's damage-control tour. America is all about…
Although the channel formerly known as Game Show Network has become plain ol' GSN, the cabler embraces its unpretentious roots with "Camouflage," a word-game series where the winner can walk away…
Unleashing Robin Williams in the least flattering possible manner, "License to Wed" squanders the modest chemistry between its appealing central couple -- Mandy Moore and "The Office's" John…
Set in a fictional Ivy League university, this new drama from "Degrassi: The Next Generation" producer Aaron Martin has all the requisite trappings of a teen soap with one major, nagging distraction…
In one respect, the Paris Hilton affair has been refreshing in its honesty, exposing the collective news media's surrender to its tabloid instincts, even as they half-heartedly try clinging to the…
Chuck Lorre was speaking with admiration when he told the New York Times regarding "The Sopranos" finale, "This is what you get when you let a writer do whatever he wants." But the "Two and a Half…
Filled with do-gooder intentions that would do Oprah proud, Shaquille O'Neal attacks the problem of childhood obesity in this peculiar variation on the British series "Unfit Kids."
In olden days, a teen-oriented message movie like "Girl, Positive" would have aired as an "Afterschool Special," or -- if infused with juicy "true story" trappings -- a "movie of the week."
Networks and series creators regularly test boundaries of what is permissible, and the latest examples of this are found in the 25 primetime series scheduled to premiere this fall.