July 17, 2013 Sharknado 2 will happen, but Bunheads hasn't been renewed yet, plus other things that aren't entirely newsworthy.
July 17, 2013 Barbie sales have slumped. But Monster High is doing great. That's another line of dolls from Mattel — imagine even skinnier Barbies that look like they've been designed by Tim Burton. And the Monster High dolls have been a success, spawning hordes of ghoulish imitators.
July 16, 2013 Wiig does a random Michael Jordan impression on Jimmy Fallon; Twentieth Century Fox wants to be a Broadway baby; Helena Bonham Carter digs into Elizabeth Taylor's stranger side.
July 16, 2013 Netflix recently unveiled its newest exclusive series: Orange Is the New Black, created by Jenji Kohan, who also created Weeds. All 13 one-hour episodes of the first season are available for streaming, and David Bianculli says the show is another Netflix success.
July 15, 2013 All the advice that parents should set rules to limit children's TV time goes only so far. Children tend to watch the same amount of TV that their parents do. Setting an example and sticking to it looks like the most effective approach.
July 15, 2013 A new feature from The Dissolve, Emmy handicapping from Previously.TV, and some Patton Oswalt stand-up that doesn't entirely hold up.
July 15, 2013 Cory Monteith was known to most Americans as Finn Hudson, the high school football star turned glee club member. But the star of TV's Glee, who was found dead this weekend at age 31, was a former high school dropout who used an unorthodox audition tape to get noticed.
July 14, 2013 KPBSEvery piece of plastic on their battle armor must be perfect for the Stormtroopers of the 501st Legion, especially if they are going to defend the honor of the Galactic Empire — or maybe just the honor of a fan costuming group — at Comic Con San Diego next week.
July 14, 2013 He shot to fame with his portrayal of the popular high school quarterback on the hit musical TV show. Monteith was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room. He was 31.
July 13, 2013 Waters created Drunk History after hearing a friend sloshily recount the story of Otis Redding's death. Now, the popular series has been picked up by Comedy Central, where viewers can see famous actors lip-sync drunken narrators' laughably wrong versions of historical events.
July 13, 2013 Food is one of the most important world-building tools in a writer's kit — it defines a world and the people in it. Self-described "food writer with a wicked sci-fi addiction" Jason Sheehan muses on food in science fiction — and whether, in the future, we'll all be eating dinner in pill form.
July 12, 2013 BuzzFeed's Joseph Bernstein compiles a list of books that are signs of serious character flaws in people who say these are their favorites. But these books are not the problem, nor are the people reading them. The problem is jumping to conclusions.
July 12, 2013 Aaron Sorkin's HBO series The Newsroom, starring Jeff Daniels as cable news anchorman Will McAvoy, returns July 14 for its second season. TV critic David Bianculli says some critics find the show preachy, but he likes that it tackles serious and complicated subjects.