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Hillary Atkin

Final TCA Wrapup: ABC, Fox and FX

During the Television Critics Association summer press tour, close to 150 programs are presented to TV reporters, many of whom fly in from all over the country and Canada for the confab, which concluded last week. Some of the most…

Wrapping Up the TCA Presentations by CBS, NBC, Showtime and The CW

Even as news from outside the doors of the Beverly Hilton roiled the traditional television ecosystem — including Disney pulling future programming from Netflix in favor of its own subscription services and Facebook producing original content — networks continued to…

From Vietnam to the Amazon to the Heliosheath, PBS Is Set to Go There

All eyes were riveted on the monitors in a ballroom at the Beverly Hilton as clips from “The Vietnam War” unspooled. It was part of the PBS portion of the Television Critics Association summer press tour and clearly, the public…

Wrapping Up the Cable Highlights From TCA

Adaptations of “Howards End,” “Get Shorty” and “The Right Stuff.” New comedies featuring Tracy Morgan, Jason Alexander and Sarah Silverman. Documentaries on Steven Spielberg, Elizabeth Smart and Danica Patrick. And, after five years, a new season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”…

Series Presents a Groundbreaking — and Colorful — History of America

It was the Roaring ’20s as no one had ever before seen them — in living, nearly breathing, full-spectrum color. That footage of flappers and good time Charlie-types living it up in an era of newfound affluence and social and…

TV Documentary Revisits a Notorious Killing Spree

Forty years ago, it was a violent crime spree that not only terrorized the nation’s largest city but riveted the entire country, a murderous rampage by an elusive serial killer who came to be known as “Son of Sam.” Last…

Filmmaker on the ‘Agony and Ecstasy’ of New HBO Project

A kid from Compton and a Brooklyn boy. Exactly no one could have predicted that these two disparate childhoods in humble circumstances on opposite coasts would breed two of the most innovative men in the music industry — Andre Young…

Elizabeth Banks, Tracee Ellis Ross, Zoey Deutch and Dan Rather Among Recipients of 2017 Crystal + Lucy Awards

With “Wonder Woman” still lording over everything and everyone else at the box office, the timing could not have been more perfect for Women In Film’s 2017 Crystal + Lucy Awards, which honor femmes in filmmaking and television. But the…

Defining Television Through Quality Programming

Old TV shows not only don’t die anymore, they are often more appreciated now than they were during their original runs. That axiom came to vivid life with the reunion of the cast of Syfy’s “Battlestar Galactica” on the closing…

Wrapping Up Television’s Recent Upfront Presentations

Despite the intense focus on new ways of doing business in the digital era, the broadcast networks clearly have a case of Everything Old Is New Again. From reboots of “Roseanne” to “Dynasty,” “Will & Grace” to “S.W.A.T.,” and of…