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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….

Jul 28, 2014

James Garner: The Inside Story of a TV Superstar. In Garner’s Two Most Famous Series, the ‘Situation Was Always Hopeless, But Never Serious’

During the 1950s, when television was first sweeping the country and putting a serious dent in movie going, there were not a lot of actors who became big stars primarily because of their association with scripted programming — as opposed…

Jul 21, 2014

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…

Jul 16, 2014