Discovery Channel is so all over the place these days — oscillating between classy nature documentaries and demo-pandering reality shows like "Porter Ridge" — one hesitates to quibble about the flaws…
During a panel discussion earlier this week previewing the new TV season, I worried, in regard to journalism, that “the metabolism of the Web is making us stupid.” Aaron Sorkin is equally concerned…
By happenstance, I recently re-watched the pilot for "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," which remains one of the more accomplished prototypes I've ever seen. In hindsight, though, the progression of…
Producer Brent Roske has spent the past few years launching a “West Wing”-inspired web series called “Chasing the Hill” that, to his credit, snagged alum Richard Schiff among its cast members. Now…
Marvel Studios has figured out a clever way to tell more stories featuring its heroes, while also giving consumers more of a reason to buy its films when they’re released on homevideo. The company…
As if conceding the first season harbored a serious structural flaw, "The Newsroom" returns with a flashback framing device to help explain its we-told-you-so leaps into the near past — in the second…
A new subscription VOD deal announced Friday between Amazon and Warner Bros. Domestic TV Distribution is stepping up the competition in a category dominated to date by Netflix.
"Scandal," with its Washington, D.C. setting, exaggerated situations and overblown politics, feels like "''The West Wing' for Dummies."
Wells tackles both the flaws, accomplishments of ordinary citizens
NBC, John Wells Prods. and Warner Bros. TV are close to wrapping up a long-expected deal to renew "The West Wing" for at least one more season.
Aaron Sorkin is looking for a Tootsie Roll. He's midway through a telephone interview with a reporter, and for a moment at least, his mind isn't completely focused on the question at hand. It's not…