A scan of Japan's recent year-end B.O. charts reveals a familiar recurring theme: Storylines for top films are typically based on a hit television series or drawn from a popular manga (comicbook).
The Japanese film and TV biz has long been insular, even xenophobic, with local pics often showing outlanders in a negative light as loutish soldiers or brutish gangsters.
The fourth season of Friday Night Lights has gone gently into that Dillon night — at least if you have DirecTV. (And contrary to some online reports, there has been no official decision made on…
I'm not the only "Lost" nut who loves Arzt. ABC.com has recruited Daniel Roebuck, the thesp who plays Dr. Leslie Arzt, to offer his "expert commentary" on an enhanced edition of the two-hour opener…
Fox rolled to victory on Wednesday behind "American Idol," but it was also a good night for ABC's rookie comedies "Modern Family" and "The Middle," which hit series highs. CBS was its typically solid…
Ellen has finally taken her spot on the panel and she's…subdued. Sure, she's funny and quick and brings a whole bag of zany antics to the show, but in a very low key way. I wasn't expecting a Robin…
The profit picture at Paramount Pictures was much improved last year, but Viacom's full-year and fourth quarter results were dragged down by softness in advertising for its cable nets and a fall off…
When CBS and honcho Leslie Moonves fall in love with an actor, they really fall in love with an actor. Lately, CBS execs have had a big ol' man crush on Alex O'Loughlin (not surprising, I suppose…
Alphabet net has given a second season order to "Shaq Vs.," its summer reality series starring basketball star Shaquille O'Neal.
In a further sign that the days are numbered for "Numbers," David Krumholtz has been cast as the lead in Fox's comedy pilot about the IRS.
Discovery Channel and exec producer Thom Beers are discussing plans to produce a tribute to "Deadliest Catch" star Capt. Phil Harris.