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A Look Back at the 2016 TV Upfronts

It’s been a week since the 2016 TV upfronts drew to a close and the music — and the spoofs — of “Hamilton” are still ringing in our ears. The smash hit Broadway show was omnipresent during the week of…

WGN America Goes ‘Underground’ to Examine a Troubled Period in U.S. History

With the pulse-pounding pace of its very first episode, WGN America’s “Underground” transported viewers to the antebellum world of 1857 Georgia, a dangerous and desperate place where slaves on plantations plotted their escapes via the Underground Railroad from their existences…

With the Recent Death of Prince, the ‘American Masters’ Broadcast of ‘Janis: Little Girl Blue’ Has Added Resonance

The recent death of Prince sparked a revelation for director Amy Berg, who just spent eight years immersed in the life of another musical legend, Janis Joplin, culminating in the feature documentary “Janis: Little Girl Blue” which she also wrote…

New HBO Doc, Premiering Tonight, Takes an Uncensored Look at Robert Mapplethorpe

Even as HBO’s “Vinyl” presents a fictionalized look at the music and drug scene in New York in the 1970s, the pay-cable channel’s new feature documentary “Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures” presents the real-world art and drug scene of the…

‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ Producer-Director Opens Up About ‘Getting It Right’ — and Making It Human

Just as it was more than 20 years ago during the so-called Trial of the Century, the nation appears to still be riveted by the case of O.J. Simpson and the accusations that he murdered his former wife Nicole Brown…

A-Listers Share the Spotlight at 18th Costume Designers Guild Awards

It was another winning night for TV favorites “Game of Thrones,” “American Horror Story: Hotel” and “The Knick” as their respective costume designers Michele Clapton, Lou Eyrich and Ellen Mirojnick took home trophies presented at the 18th Costume Designers Guild…

PBS Marks Anniversary of Carole King’s Landmark ‘Tapestry’

Carole King is having a moment. This month marks the 45th anniversary of the release of acclaimed singer-songwriter’s landmark solo album “Tapestry,” one of the biggest selling records of all time. To honor the occasion, PBS is unspooling a new…

WGA Awards Keep Things Light, Spoof SAG Awards

If the show had been televised, the 2016 WGA Awards ceremony in Los Angeles would almost certainly be nominated itself as best comedy/variety special. Rarely has an awards show that honors excellence in film and television — much of it…

‘Those Who Can’t’: Tonight’s Premiere Marks a Big Moment in truTV Rebranding

All the cool kids are doing it. truTV, known for reality skeins like “Impractical Jokers,” “The Carbonaro Effect” and “Billy on the Street,” is delving into the scripted series world for the first time tonight with its high school-set comedy…

Directors Guild Awards Make History

Even as the controversy over the second year of #OscarsSoWhite simmers down a few notches with the Academy’s accelerated efforts to diversify its membership, Hollywood’s major professional guilds continue to make clear statements that could be termed #NotSoWhite. The Screen…