Monday, Apr. 18, 2016

Look out, HBO. Netflix produced more original programming than cable's premium-network leader last year, according to number provided by the two rivals. The Internet video service isn't slowing down, either, even if it risks losing subscribers to price increases that will help pay for more...

Wednesday, Apr. 13, 2016

It's impressive how Wendell Pierce confronts the challenge of his latest role, that of Clarence Thomas: with a hearty dose of empathy.

Granted, Pierce has never been nominated for the U.S. Supreme Court, and has little firsthand experience at the center of a firestorm like the 1991...

Thursday, Apr. 7, 2016

For much of his career, CNN's Anderson Cooper rarely talked publicly about being Gloria Vanderbilt's son.

He wasn't ashamed. Cooper just didn't want the baggage, the assumption that his life was set because he was a descendant of Cornelius Vanderbilt, one of the world's richest business...

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016

As Mick Jagger is driving around Latin America on tour with The Rolling Stones, he's seeing familiar advertisements promoting his latest project plastered around town.

This time it's not his music — but the HBO series "Vinyl," which he created and...

Friday, Aug. 14, 2015

The power of writer David Simon's work has drawn remarkable actors to TV dramas including "The Wire" and "Treme."

The latest evidence is "Show Me a Hero," HBO's six-episode miniseries based on a bitter 1980s battle over public housing in Yonkers, New...

Thursday, Jul. 30, 2015

Of the seven primetime Emmy nominations bestowed upon Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck--including the first four of his career, for Outstanding Directing, Outstanding Writing, Outstanding Picture...

Tuesday, Jun. 23, 2015

Last month Bessie premiered on HBO and  won the Critics Choice TV Award For Best Movie. The biopic stars Queen Latifah as iconic blues singer Bessie Smith, and Oscar winner Mo’Nique as her mentor, Ma Rainey. Latifah and Mo’Nique earned...

Thursday, Jun. 18, 2015

"True Detective" could drive you to drink. Its second season (Sunday at 9 p.m. EDT on HBO) arrives under cover of such darkness and psychic pain it seems to beg its audience to keep a bottle close by in a display of unity with its hard-drinking protagonists....

Tuesday, Jun. 16, 2015

The shock-filled season finale of "Game of Thrones" on HBO reigned as television's most-watched drama during a week when many eyes were watching the gripping NBA Finals between the Warriors and Cavaliers.

The Nielsen company said 8.1 million people...

Monday, Jun. 1, 2015

Network television, once wedded to a September-to-May schedule, saw the error of its ways as cable and online competitors demonstrated a brazen disregard for tradition.

So summer has evolved from a rerun graveyard to the home of lively offerings,...

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