From being mistaken for Randy Jackson to confronting network executives about diversity issues, TV critic Eric Deggans runs down highlights of the two-week blizzard of parties and press conferences.
Up until 1984, the Motion Picture Association of America rated films G, PG, R or X. But that same year some gory scenes in PG-rated movies — including Indiana Jones and Gremlins — raised concerns.
This year's Television Critics Association press tour found networks pitching hard for the view beyond overnight ratings. But getting the right number isn't the end of the issue.
James Garner, star of classic TV shows Maverick and The Rockford Files, died Saturday at age 86. TV critic Eric Deggans says he pioneered playing a new character: the "unhero."
On Saturday night, the Television Critics Association hands out its 30th annual round of awards, and the big winners are from cable TV, broadcast TV, and even new spaces entirely.
It's the second hour of PCHH's June 24 live show, complete with panelist-on-panelist quiz smackdowns, audience questions, and a special announcement for listeners in New York City.
Despite what some people think, critics don't love to hate things. At press tour right now there's a glumness that has settled in that can be traced to the fact that we're just not loving anything.
During a press conference about NBC's new fall drama State of Affairs, TV critic Eric Deggans asked the show's star an "elephant in the room" question.
We take a quick tour of the doodads, whatzits, thingies and other stuff that networks hand out when they present their new shows.
The gang, with pal Audie Cornish, records a special live episode at NPR headquarters. Plus: a special announcement about another public appearance, this time at the San Diego Comic Con.
HBO's Game of Thrones emerged as the most-nominated series with 19 nods for the Primetime Emmy Awards, but new series such as FX's Fargo and HBO's True Detective scored, too.
Online fights hobbled the careers of TV host Adam Richman and shock jock Anthony Cumia. NPR's Eric Deggans says they were kneecapped by the new reality of modern media.
The first day of the annual press tour of the Television Critics Association brought news from Nat Geo, Ovation, and the Nielsen ratings people.
Chris Klimek summarizes all he learned about summer movies and personal taste from voting in a recent survey of blockbusters at film site The Dissolve.
For the next two weeks, the great big world of television will sit itself down to answer questions about new shows, existing shows, and the future.