July 16, 2013 The new co-host for TV chatfest The View is a vivacious and outspoken model, actor and activist for children, seemingly a perfect person to have at the table of the successful network talk show. But Jenny McCarthy is also one of the nation's leading skeptics about the safety of childhood vaccines.
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 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 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 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.
July 11, 2013 Sexting, teen pregnancy, reggaeton — its just another day at East Los High, a school where "all rumors are true." With the help of an all-Latino cast, Carlos Portugal creates a modern-day telenovela centering on a dynamic group of L.A. teenagers at risk.
July 10, 2013 Launched last year in Southern California, the network is going on DirecTV starting in August. Its programming aims to entertain dogs when their owners are out of the house.
July 10, 2013 NBC's Camp isn't ambitious, but it has a simple, laid-back, summery charm that may work on an audience burned out on serious, heavy drama.
July 9, 2013 The highly lucrative Syrian television industry continues to turn out programs — largely from neighboring Lebanon — as the country's civil war continues. The shows are evolving to reflect current events, as envisioned by the government.
July 9, 2013 In her new book, Self-Inflicted Wounds, Tyler writes about her dalliances with failure and humiliation on the long road to success. She says it wasn't easy being the geeky, tall, black girl who loves science fiction and video games. But it was worth it.
July 8, 2013 In the Showtime series, Schreiber plays a Hollywood fixer with some personal problems of his own. While TV is newish territory for Schreiber, playing a man plagued by inner demons is not. He talks with Dave Davies about acting the heavy — and how his face has shaped his career.