Fall TV: ‘The McCarthys’ (CBS)
Oct30

Fall TV: ‘The McCarthys’ (CBS)

Thursday, 9:30 p.m., CBS Summary Sports-challenged Ronny (Tyler Ritter) only wants to leave Boston [much to his mother's (Laurie Metcalf) distress] and find a partner when his father (Jack McGee) selects him to be his assistant high school basketball coach over his older sports fanatic siblings; Jackie (Kelen Coleman), Gerard (Joey McIntyre), and Sean (Jimmy Dunn). Metacritic (55) The McCarthys–good-natured, old-fashioned,...

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Katie Holmes Opens Up in ‘People’

Katie Holmes appears on the cover of People magazine this week and addresses her divorce from Tom Cruise by saying that she’s moved on from that part of her life. I don’t want that moment in my life to define me, to be who I am. I don’t want that to be what I’m known as. I was an actor before, an actor during and an actor now. The former Broadway actress said she “doesn’t have any fear now”...

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‘Marco Polo’ — Trailer For Netflix’s Historical Epic
Oct29

‘Marco Polo’ — Trailer For Netflix’s Historical Epic

Netflix has debuted the trailer for its upcoming series “Marco Polo,” which is set to premiere on Dec. 12. Summary: In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, “Marco Polo” is based on the famed explorer’s adventures in Kublai Khan’s court in 13th century China. The show stars Italian newcomer Lorenzo Richelmy as Marco. Best known for her role in The Wachowskis’...

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Fox Has Plans For Brenda Song
Oct29

Fox Has Plans For Brenda Song

Brenda Song, who was the main reason we watched Fox’s one-season comedy “Dads,” has signed a talent holding deal with network and studio 20th Century Fox TV. Under the pact, the 26-year-old former Disney star will be cast in a to-be-determined TV project during development season. Fox’s senior vice president of casting Tess Sanchez called Song “one of the most talented, funny and authentic young actresses...

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Neil Patrick Harris Gets His Wish — A Variety Series
Oct27

Neil Patrick Harris Gets His Wish — A Variety Series

Neil Patrick Harris has checked off another goal on his to-do list. The TV/film/Broadway star, and the 2015 Oscar host, is set to headline a Stateside version of the U.K. variety series “Saturday Night Takeaway” for NBC. The show (which will not be called “Saturday Night Takeway” in the U.S.) was reportedly bid on by a variety of networks before NBC nabbed it from U.K. broadcaster ITV, which requested a...

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Terence Winter On ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Finale (Vulture)
Oct27

Terence Winter On ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Finale (Vulture)

“Boardwalk Empire” ended its fifth and final season on HBO Sunday. The finale was superb and satisfying, storylines brought to convincing conclusions. Disgraced Atlantic City mob boss┬áNucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) met the fate that many viewers expected. Alan Sepinwall has a terrific review on HitFix. Creator Terence Winter made the rounds, giving post-show interviews. Here is his session with Vulture: How long ago did...

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