TCA '08: COMPLETE COVERAGE OF THE JULY PRESS TOUR
NOW PLAYING: A Conversation with The CW's Dawn Ostroff
CW entertainment chief Dawn Ostroff talks about getting an early start on the fall season, translating buzz into ratings and the end of wrestling on The CW... Click here to watch...
NBC’s Capus Defends Election Coverage by Olbermann, Matthews
NBC News president Steve Capus, Countdown anchor Keith Olbermann at TCA tour: “The audience gets it.">>>
NBC’s Other Co-Chairman
Ben Silverman and Jeff Zucker get the lion’s share of attention. But to many, Silverman’s co-chair, Marc Graboff -- who’s well-liked, well-respected and quietly effective -- is the glue that holds the place together.>>>
NOW PLAYING: Nina Tassler, Aspiring Cantor
President of CBS Entertainment Nina Tassler talks to B&C's Marisa Guthrie about studying to become a cantor...and a thing or two about her day job. ... Click here to watch...
CBS’ Tassler Fears SAG Strike
CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler: Strike by Screen Actors Guild would further damage industry still recovering from 100-day Writers Guild of America work stoppage.>>>
NOW PLAYING: A Discussion With FX's John
B&C's Marisa Guthrie talk to FX president John
Landgraf about keeping the quality of programming
high following hits such as 'The Shield,' and what the
future holds for 'The Riches'... Click here to watch...
If Critics Ran the Networks: A Multiplatform Roundtable
TV critics have it easy. They get to voice their strongly held opinions about what networks choose to fill their airwaves. So we decided to offer five of the industry's top critics (listed below) a keener challenge: Tell us what each of the broadcast networks is doing right, and what you would do to fix what they're doing wrong.>>>
NOW PLAYING: Q&A With Fox's Kevin Reilly
The Fox entertainment president talks with B&C's Marisa Guthrie about developing new programs under the cloud of a potential actors' strike and his network's 2008-2009 schedule... Click here to watch...
For Scrubs Creator, Disappointment with NBC Lingers
Creator, executive producer Bill Lawrence vents at TCA tour; Zach Braff to leave show after this season.>>>
FX Ending Nip/Tuck, Adds Second Comedy
Beverly Hills -- Nip/Tuck is nearing its end on FX. The network ordered an additional 19 episodes of the series, which will be the show's last, president John Landgraf said at the Television Critics Association tour here Tuesday.>>>
NOW PLAYING: B&C's Critics Roundtable: Matt Roush on Fox & CBS
TV Guide's Matt Roush talks to B&C about the anticipated new dramas on Fox and CBS' fall schedules, and whether they will resonate with viewers. Click here to watch...
Fox News Defends Hiring Karl Rove as Analyst
The messy debate about media bias that has permeated coverage of the 2008 presidential campaign was given a thorough--and at times combative--airing at a Television Critics Association Q&A with Fox News personalities on Monday.>>>
Lifetime Renews Army Wives for Season 3
BEVERLY HILLS—Lifetime has picked up its hit drama Army Wives for a third season of 18 episodes.The series, which is still early in its second season, has set ratings records for the women-targeted network.>>>
NOW PLAYING: B&C's Critics Roundtable: Aaron Barnhart on the Broadcast Schedule
Kansas City Star TV critic Aaron Barnhart discusses how broadcast networks can distinguish themselves from their cable competitors... Click here to watch...
TLC Offers Hope for Financially Pinched Homeowners
Hope for Your Home reflects challenged real estate market, tough economy.>>>
Animal Planet Series Documents Anti-Whaling Efforts
Whale Wars to document anti-whaling activities of controversial Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.>>>
NOW PLAYING: B&C's Critics Roundtable: Matt Roush on NBC and The CW
B&C talks to TV Guide television critic Matt Roush about NBC's fall schedule, and how The CW can become more than just the 'Gossip Girl' network. Click here to watch...
NOW PLAYING: HBO Exec Bullish On Fall Lineup
HBO Programming Group and West Coast Operations President Michael Lombardo outlines the pay network’s upcoming original series programming lineup as well as the network's criteria for a successful show. Click here to watch...
BBC America's Hartman: Beware of "Obama-Mania"
BBC World News America executive producer Rome Hartman says one of his show’s challenges is to make sure that the international attention being heaped on U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama does not influence his coverage.>>>
BBC America’s Ancier Tackles Stories of Import
Garth Ancier, president of BBC Worldwide America, speaks with B&C’s Marisa Guthrie about Britz, The CW's problems and the perils facing broadcast programmers.>>>
David Simon Challenges Viewers to Reconnect with Iraq War
As viewers tune out the ongoing war in Iraq, the creator of HBO’s The Wire returns with Generation Kill, a seven-hour miniseries about the 2003 invasion.>>>
HBO's Generation Kill Gamble
Generation Kill boils down to three key questions. First, is it worth watching? Second, will war-weary, war-drama-wary viewers watch it, even if it is? And third, will such a serious miniseries gain HBO traction in a year when its recent series efforts have faltered, while such showy Showtime series as Dexter, Weeds and Secret Diary of a Call Girl have attracted both viewers and acclaim?>>>