In television, the burdensome label "quality" can be a hard sell to audiences. But as this year's Emmy nominations demonstrate, you can sure as hell market it.
Mermaids: The New Evidence
TNT and USA split bragging-rights honors as the top cable networks in the second quarter, but the standout performer was A&E. In an example of how a couple of shows can tilt the scales in a network’s…
As the end of the television season gave way to the start of summer, live programming dominated in primetime last week — with Univision and TNT among those cashing in. The Spanish-language Univision…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
Americans’ fascination with mermaids seemingly knows no bounds, as Animal Planet drew a network-record audience on Sunday for “Mermaids: The New Evidence.” The special, kicking off Monsters Week on…
Without sounding existential about it, when does reenacting become, in fact, acting?
It's cheaper than a night at the theater, certainly, but even by TV-movie standards, decidedly off-Broadway.
The most daunting problem for Andrew Lloyd Webber's follow-up, "Love Never Dies," is great expectations.
An unpredictable voyage of spiritual reflection.
Lovers of operetta and musical theater history will find the Encores! revival rewarding, but others should be advised this is not another "Show Boat."
Fox leads better than it follows, which is perhaps why this drama about San Francisco's Deviant Crimes Unit seems so lifeless and uninspired. The producers jettison the pilot's leading lady five…
One is barely a third of the way into the new David Hare play about George W. Bush, Tony Blair and the buildup to war in Iraq, before the audience is jolted into an awareness that what they're…