Like the evil mirror image to the season's sweeter and poignant "The History Boys," the hot-blooded and quite wicked "Notes on a Scandal" should surprise Academy voters who expect British films to be…
Alan Ball Six Feet UnderEpisode: “Everybody’s Waiting”Network: HBOKudos pedigree in this category: First Emmy nominationOn the resume: “American Beauty” Executive producers: Ball, Robert Greenblatt…
Alan Ball Six Feet UnderEpisode: “Everyone’s Waiting”Network: HBOKudos pedigree in this category: Won in 2002 for “Six Feet Under”On the resume: “American Beauty” Executive producers: Ball, Robert…
The highest-rated new drama of last season, CBS' "The Unit" is the story of two cohesive teams: a covert ops Army branch deployed to the world's hotspots, and the wives back home who must deal with…
Neil Patrick Harris is perfectly happy keeping his snappily dressed rascal Barney on the CBS sitcom "How I Met Your Mother" in the growth-free zone for the time being.
There certainly hadn't been anything like "Hill Street Blues" when it debuted on NBC in January 1981, at a time when police shows were four acts of clear-cut bad guys and one usually heroic…
It was a night of triumph for the underdogs. Twenty-five years ago, Emmy voters handed out nearly a dozen awards to two groundbreaking series that were set in gritty urban workplaces and populated by…
If "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" exec producer Rene Balcer's experience as a journalist gave him anything for his job now, it's a nose for narrative.
While it gets harder for viewers to remember a time when a gritty procedural such as "Law & Order" was something new, for actor Chris Noth -- part of the skein's original cast -- that 1990 debut…
One feel-good perk of Oscar season is the praise often bestowed upon actors with solid resumes and familiar faces who often toil without immediate name recognition.
Japanese actor Ken Watanabe knew what he was up against when he stepped into the role of the Chairman in Rob Marshall's film adaptation of the bestselling novel "Memoirs of a Geisha."