Network TV, as a group and as individual networks, had a rough year, losing big chunks of audience. But in terms of shear size and revenue totals, tehy're still the biggest game in town. And one magazine editor says this is the networks to take chances to regain their cultural relevance.
Motherhood is celebrated this weekend with Mother's Day. Isabella Rossellini, the acclaimed actress and director, is out with her own new look at motherhood in a sometimes-disturbing series set to debut on the Sundance Channel.
In movies and TV shows, you need a bad guy. Often, when directors and producers are looking for a bad guy, they look to Jeremy Irons, who's filled the bill in movies from Reversal of Fortune to the Lion King. His most recent endeavor, Showtime's The Borgias, returns on Sunday.
In the world of video streaming, Netflix is king. But as Amazon and Hulu amp up to be more competitive, TV critic Willa Paskin says, Netflix and its original programming are changing how people watch television and shaping what television becomes in the future.
Al Jazeera is expanding its international reach with the creation of Al Jazeera America. Media scholar Traci Griffith says, despite criticism of Al Jazeera's coverage of the United States, its entrance into the market is good for media literacy and diversity.
Edie Falco worked for years on your typical network TV shows. But when she moved to the premium channels for roles on Oz and The Sopranos, her career really took off. Now appearing on stage and on screen, she often finds herself playing the role of a woman who is deeply troubled.
When the Oscars go on, you can be sure there will be acceptance speeches that go on too long, award winners who don't show up and presenters who seem to have no idea why they're even there. So, instead of turning the event into a drinking game, join us for a game of bingo.
David Chase toiled in relative TV anonymity until his breakout hit, The Sopranos. But Chases' ultimate goal wasn't TV, it was the big screen. And this week, his hit Not Fade Away hits movie theaters. While it's a work of fiction, the parallels with Chase's own life are readily apparent.
Behzat C is one of the most popular shows on Turkish TV, with the public at least. Among government censors, however, it's a popular target. It's not your typical Turkish TV show.
Egypt's Arab Spring revolution upended the country, including its entertainment. Out of the revolutionary shadow, Ghalia Mahmoud has risen to become known as the "Oprah of Egypt." She's the host of a new cooking show that's become very popular.