March 19, 2013 Tonight marks the premiere of ABC's Splash. Yes, it's celebrities diving. And we're ready.
March 19, 2013 The celebration of Philip Roth's career reaches its peak in a new documentary — Philip Roth Unmasked — that will screen on PBS next week as part of the American Masters series. There's no doubt that Roth is a master, and not just an American one, but the film tiptoes around the novelist's dark ferocity.
March 18, 2013 A recent effort to name the greatest sitcom of the last 30 years settled on The Simpsons. We beg to differ.
March 18, 2013 Jane Campion directs a new Sundance Channel miniseries, Top of the Lake, about a young New Zealand detective played by Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss. Meanwhile, producers from Lost and Friday Night Lights team up to create a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, called Bates Motel.
March 12, 2013 The longtime activist hasn't quite overcome the reputation of his early career, but the Rev. Al Sharpton now commands a uniquely powerful platform.
March 11, 2013 New Yorker critic Emily Nussbaum wants to add one more character to that long, familiar list of television's archetypes — the optimistic, ambitious, off-putting leading lady. She says Parks and Recreation's Leslie Knope and Homeland's Carrie Mathison both fall into this new category.
March 10, 2013 The Dukes of Hazzard still inspires legions of fans. This weekend, many of those fans — and some of the show's surviving stars — descend on central Georgia for a celebration of TV's most famous good ole boys. James Best, who played Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane, joins Rachel Martin for a look back at the show.
March 8, 2013 American Idol is trying to escape a five-year streak of guiltar-strumming winners. Last night, it presented a different selection of singers, forcing a break from the phenomenon knows as "White Guys With Guitars."
March 7, 2013 China's so-called fan subtitle groups are trying to change the country's thinking. Every week, thousands of young Chinese gather online to translate popular TV shows like The Newsroom into Mandarin. Some do it for fun, but others see it as a subtle way to introduce new ideas about free thought and questioning authority into Chinese society.
March 6, 2013 Now 73, the actress tells People magazine that she doesn't think about dying. She thinks about "being here now." Doctors have told her she has about three months to live, Harper says.
March 3, 2013 One TV show is trying to break down Kenyan politicians' stature ahead of Monday's elections. It uses caricatures to prod for answers and expose corruption. "The XYZ Show has always been trying to show the politicians for who they are," one writer says.