Werewolves, vampires and freak aquatic natural disasters brought down the house at the Young Hollywood Awards Aug. 1, which honored zitcom stars and pop sensations like Selena Gomez, Dave Franco…
After being pulled off the sales block, Hulu told the New York Times its intent was to focus on upcoming original programs, beginning with "The Awesomes." Maybe it's time for Plan C. Not that this…
Two Discovery networks trot out new shows this week, each with marketable titles: “The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius” on flagship Discovery; and “Karma's a B*tch!” on the always-cheeky Investigation…
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The New York transfer of U.K. musical “Matilda” opened April 11 at Broadway’s Shubert Theater. The following is David Benedict’s review (Daily Variety, Dec. 13, 2010) of the London production, with…
Ah, the good ol’ days of reality shows, when networks were content to just knock off one existing hit. Today, the trend seems to be toward Frankenstein-like mash-ups, which explains NBC’s “Ready for…
Discovery's recent spate of high-definition nature documentaries has made the spectacular ordinary, assembling jaw-dropping footage from across the globe.
The network's latest gothic-soap dice-roll, "666 Park Avenue," comes to the task with handsome accessories and a cheeky sensibility, none of which makes the delicate balancing act of what amounts to…
As spirited and irresistible as the college a cappella craze it celebrates, "Pitch Perfect" is a cheeky delight.
Disturbingly condescending and almost irresistibly cheeky, this exploitation of deep-fried Southern rubes is balanced by the fact they'll all likely be much richer, ultimately, for the experience -…
Not unexpectedly, the cheeky idea behind "The Choice" -- Fox's thumb-in-the-eye, sound- and lookalike knockoff of a certain NBC musical competition -- is ultimately more enticing than the execution.
Inviting criticism from all corners, Caveh Zahedi tests the limits on freedom of expression in the Middle East with incendiary and arguably irresponsible results in "The Sheik and I," a cheeky…