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.
July 3, 2013 As Peggy Olson on AMC's drama series, the actress has learned about her character's personality and development episode by episode, script by script, just like those of us who watch the show on TV. And she tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross that she prefers it that way.
July 2, 2013 The trashy, completely pointless Big Brother is missing an easy opportunity to make people smarter. No, really.
July 2, 2013 On Sundays this summer, Lifetime has a new show from the creator of Desperate Housewives, Mark Cherry. Critic Eric Deggans says Devious Maids is trying to explode stereotypes about Latinos and domestic workers. But it might not be trying hard enough.
June 30, 2013 From Tony Soprano to Don Draper, male characters drive this new — and yet old — form of storytelling. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with Brett Martin, author of Difficult Men: Behind the scenes of the Creative Revolution from The Sopranos and the Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad.
June 30, 2013 HBO documentary Gideon's Army follows three public defenders working to give their clients the best representation while juggling hundreds of cases for little compensation. High-priced bail bonds and mandatory minimums make their work even more challenging.