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TV review: ‘Westworld’ on HBO is a real trip

TV review: ‘Westworld’ on HBO is a real trip

September 29, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Television

By Verne Gay Newsday (TNS) Westworld premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. on HBO. Westworld is a theme park where the very wealthy go to indulge their fantasies, which are either violent, sexual or both. The theme is the Wild West, and as far as patrons are concerned, when they step off that train, they step...

‘American Horror Story’ a mystery as it returns

September 13, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Television

By Verne Gay Newsday (TNS) THE SHOW: “American Horror Story” WHEN: Season 6 premiere Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 10 on FX WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Wouldn’t you like to know? Fact is, no one does — no one, unless you’re the stars, crew, show-runners Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy, or FX chief John Landgraf, ...

‘Star Trek’ actors share favorite moments

‘Star Trek’ actors share favorite moments

September 8, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Television

By Jack Millrod Newsday (TNS) NEW YORK — The future began 50 years ago Thursday for “Star Trek” fans. When NBC aired the show’s first episode on Sept. 8, 1966, Capt. James T. Kirk and the 23rd century crew of the starship Enterprise began a journey that would include an animated series, ...

Nicki Minaj comedy series gets picked up by ABC Family

October 6, 2015
Filed under Television

By Yvonne Villarreal Los Angeles Times (TNS) ABC Family has given a series commitment order to a comedy that is executive-produced by multiplatinum rapper Nicki Minaj. The single-camera comedy is based on Minaj and her family’s immigration from Trinidad in the early ‘90s — with focus on her...

‘Nashville’ Takes The Show On The Road

‘Nashville’ Takes The Show On The Road

August 5, 2015
Filed under Television

By Jon Bream Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) Deacon will be there. Scarlett, too. And sisters Maddie and Daphne. The stars of “Nashville” — ABC’s prime-time soap opera about country music — are taking their music on a brief tour. The concert tour means that Charles “Chip” Esten, who stars as ...

Melissa Without Joan: A Daughter Deals With Loss The Rivers Way

Melissa Without Joan: A Daughter Deals With Loss The Rivers Way

July 22, 2015
Filed under Television

By Amy Kaufman Los Angeles Times (TNS) Joan Rivers was about to die, and everybody needed her daughter, Melissa, to fix it. To magically bring her out of a medically induced coma. Keep her lucrative businesses afloat. Ease the pain of losing comedy’s sassy surrogate grandmother. So Melissa went ...

Landing ‘The Mindy Project’ Could Be Another Boost For Hulu

Landing ‘The Mindy Project’ Could Be Another Boost For Hulu

July 8, 2015
Filed under Television

By Yvonne Villarreal Los Angeles Times (TNS) Should Hulu end up being the rebound platform for “The Mindy Project,” it’d be another high sign of the streaming service’s aggressive push to up its game. Universal Television, the studio behind the Mindy Kaling vehicle, has begun talks with Hulu a...

Now That ‘Mad Men’ Has Changed The TV Landscape, What Does It All Mean?

Now That ‘Mad Men’ Has Changed The TV Landscape, What Does It All Mean?

June 23, 2015
Filed under Television

By Mary McNamara Los Angeles Times (TNS) High school AP classes may be churning out theories about the green light at the end of Daisy’s pier or Andy Warhol’s tomato soup cans, but the most popularly deconstructed symbol in and of American culture these days is “Mad Men’s” falling guy. ...

ABC Orders Biblical Series ‘Of Kings And Prophets,’ Five Other Dramas

ABC Orders Biblical Series ‘Of Kings And Prophets,’ Five Other Dramas

June 9, 2015
Filed under Television

By Scott Collins Los Angeles Times (TNS) ABC has a new drama of biblical proportions. “Of Kings and Prophets” — a retelling of the Old Testament story of David and King Saul — joined five other dramas as ABC began officially ordering new series late Thursday for launch during the 2015-16 T...

Springfield, Home Of ‘The Simpsons,’ Open At Universal Studios Hollywood

Springfield, Home Of ‘The Simpsons,’ Open At Universal Studios Hollywood

May 26, 2015
Filed under Television, Travel

By Martin Miller Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Springfield, the mythical city that serves as Anytown, USA for “The Simpsons,” is enjoying some urban sprawl in the real world. Home to America’s favorite screaming yellow TV characters, the town becomes bicoastal on Wednesday when Uni...

NBC, Fox Announce Lineups For Next Year

NBC, Fox Announce Lineups For Next Year

May 11, 2015
Filed under Television

By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (TNS) NBC and Fox have kicked off the week when the five major networks announce their schedules for the 2015-16 TV season. While FOX is making only a few adjustments, NBC is starting from scratch after a less than stellar 2013-14 lineup. NBC The only NBC series t...

Top 10 Moments From David Letterman’s Long Run

Top 10 Moments From David Letterman’s Long Run

May 5, 2015
Filed under Television

By Neal Justin Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) David Letterman doesn’t retire for another 2 1/2 weeks, but already the accolades are rolling in as fans prepare to say goodbye to the most influential comedian of his generation. CBS weighs in Monday with a 90-minute special hosted by Ray Romano...

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