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‘The Roosevelts,’ Ken Burns’ Latest PBS Documentary Series, Opens to Big Numbers

As were “The Civil War” and “The War” before it, master documentarian Ken Burns’ “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” is turning out to be a massive blockbuster for PBS. The sprawling documentary chronicling the lives of Theodore, Franklin Delano and…

Another Tragic September Anniversary

We have just commemorated the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, yet many people may not realize that September marks another such tragic milestone. It’s been one year since an Al Qaeda-linked terrorist group based in Somalia attacked…

A Little Mayhem as Kurt Sutter’s Shakespearean Biker Gang Tragedy Premieres in Hollywood

It was only fitting that there was a little bit of mayhem at Saturday night’s Hollywood premiere of FX’s hugely successful motorcycle gang drama “Sons of Anarchy,” which launches its seventh and final season on the cable network Tuesday night….

Deja Vu All Over Again at This Year’s Emmy Awards

With the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards now down in the history books, the television industry’s highest honors will be remembered as an awards show that was all about “in with the old and out with the new.” With repeat program…

Toned-Down VMAs: No ‘Miley Moment,’ But Cyrus Makes Her Presence Felt

There was no “Miley Moment” akin to last year’s foam finger twerking brouhaha, so it turned out to be a tamer night at the 31st annual MTV Video Music Awards, held Sunday, Aug. 24, at the refurbished Forum in Inglewood…

2014 Emmy Awards, Round 1: HBO and NBC Clean Up at Creative Arts Emmys

“These are the real Emmys. The ego-free Emmys,” shouted Kristen Schaal, part of the ensemble from “Bob’s Burgers” accepting one of more than 90 trophies handed out at the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards Aug. 16 at the Nokia Theatre…

You May Have to Cover Your Eyes at Times, But a New Drama Series From Cinemax Is Worth a Peek

Cinemax is going in an entirely new direction tonight with the premiere of the ten-part series “The Knick,” from director Steven Soderbergh. Clive Owen stars as a brilliant, renegade and opiate-addicted surgeon wielding a scalpel in turn of the 20th…

‘Cosmos’ and Host Neil deGrasse Tyson Get the Rock Star Treatment

You might have thought it was Beyonce and Jay-Z performing, by the line of fans outside the Paley Center in Beverly Hills Sunday evening — but this crowd was, well, crazy in love with “Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey.” The final…

TCA Highlights: Here’s a Rundown of What’s Coming to TV

The second half of the semiannual Television Critics Association press tour may have started with the campy “Sharknado 2: The Second One,” but it ended with the real-life drama of historic events like the FDR presidency and the Watergate scandal….

Cable Nets Strut Their Stuff: The Glossiest of the Upcoming Shows Take the Spotlight at TCA

“I write as slow as mud,” said Vince Gilligan, in explaining the delay of the highly anticipated series “Better Call Saul” — a companion piece to the vaunted “Breaking Bad” — now set to air next year on AMC after…