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Tuesday, Apr. 14, 2020
A contentious interview with White House adviser Peter Navarro over the administration's response to the coronavirus helped "60 Minutes" earn the top spot in the ratings for the third time this season.
The venerable CBS news show drew 9.68 million viewers to edge out three NBC shows: "...
Monday, Apr. 6, 2020
The group crying began after the final scene of the last episode of ABC's "Modern Family" was taped — with the notable exception of Ed O'Neill, who plays patriarch Jay Pritchett.
"I said, 'No tears?'" recalled his co-star, Jesse Tyler Ferguson. "He said, you know what? Things hit me in a...
Friday, Apr. 3, 2020
Writer-producers Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd were mulling ideas for the 2009 TV season when they landed on an intriguing sitcom approach, one revolving around an extended family and done in the "mockumentary" style made popular by "The Office."
"All these things are familiar...
Tuesday, Jun. 19, 2018
"Modern Family, "Family Guy" Creators Question Their Fox Studio Ties In Light of Fox News' Stance On Immigration
Fox News Channel faces a growing backlash among Hollywood creators that intensified Tuesday following Laura Ingraham's description of "zero tolerance" detention facilities for children separated from their parents as "essentially summer camps."
"Modern Family" co-creator Steve Levitan...
Friday, May. 6, 2016
If Phil Dunphy’s insistence that he’s a Realtor and not a real estate agent on “Modern Family” this week seemed a little odd, be aware that ABC was paid to make that distinction.
The plot twist was part of a new advertising campaign by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). At a time...
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015
For this week's "Modern Family," producers put down their expensive professional cameras and shot the episode with iPhones and other Apple devices. Seen through the eyes of character Claire Dunphy as she uses a Mac laptop, characters only appear on her computer's...
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015
How to keep the "modern" in "Modern Family" in its sixth season? Create an episode that plays out completely on a computer and in the realm of social media.
That's what's in store Feb. 25 on the ABC comedy's "Connection Lost," a half-hour that...
Monday, Aug. 25, 2014
The first time proved to be the charm for director Colin Bucksey. His initial primetime Emmy nomination made him the winner this evening for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special on the strength of the “Buridan’s Ass” episode of ...
Monday, Aug. 25, 2014
"Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable fare retains the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series such as "Orange Is the New Black."
The ceremony's emotional high point came with Billy Crystal's...
Wednesday, Jul. 9, 2014
Netflix broke new ground last year with House of Cards becoming the first online series nominated for an Outstanding Drama Emmy. Now House of Cards is again up for that honor, earning a total of 13 nominations this time around.
But Netflix isn’t resting on that show’s...