September 20, 2012 The Scottish actress plays Margaret Thompson, a young Irish widow who marries a corrupt politician on HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Macdonald, who got her start in Trainspotting, tells Fresh Air that she enjoys playing a "strong character" for a change.
September 17, 2012 We reveal the 25 words that can be combined to create countless television shows.
September 17, 2012 American Idol announced its new judges, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban, and showed some new interest in actually connecting with existing music fans.
September 13, 2012 This fall, several Glee characters will head off to college, joining the ranks of shows like Community and Felicity. But will higher education lead to lower ratings? NPR's Neda Ulaby explores why high school makes great television, but college does not.
September 13, 2012 Critic David Bianculli says of all the new programs premiering this fall, there isn't one you have to add to your weekly viewing list. The best new show, he says, is Emily Owens, M.D., which is just like Ally McBeal if she were a doctor instead of a lawyer — but it's graded on a curve.
September 13, 2012 All of AMC's channels have been cut by satellite provider DISH Network, and viewers of hit shows like Mad Men, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead are irked. Tiffs between networks and cable providers are common, but this one has gone on for record time.
September 10, 2012 The actor stars in the comedy TV series The New Normal, about a gay couple who want a child so badly that they hire a surrogate. Rannells tells Fresh Air that he didn't want to "dumb down" the serious role with "stereotypical over-the-top gay flash and sass."