James Gandolfini was on the upswing. He had excellent supporting turns in "True Romance," "Get Shorty" and "A Civil Action" and was being noticed by critics when he shot the pilot for "The Sopranos"…
Nobody is going to mistake the "Perry Mason" theme for a Motown hit.
A gay mortician, a mobster with family troubles and a crooked cop with a bad temper may not have a home on broadcast television, but on cable -- where sex, violence and foul language proliferate…
Back in 1994, skeptics were starting to write obits for network television when, almost out of nowhere, an unassuming medical drama appeared that pumped new life into the entire medium: "ER."
Back in the old days of "Playhouse 90" and "The Jack Benny Show," the line that divided comedies and dramas was as thick as Groucho Marx's eyebrows.
Where once sci-fi TV featured clever but simple plots, men in rubber suits and models on wires, a new generation of genre shows is proving there's more to space than costuming and special effects.
Primetime will look a lot more like your neighborhood grocery store this fall.
The show can be summed up in three words: "Who shot J.R.?"
Ordinarily, TV viewers wouldn't think of pooling their cash to buy billboard space and ads in the trades in order to save a favorite program. Then again, as fans of "Once and Again" will tell you, it…
Joss Whedon is calling from hell.