commerce
More Broadcast TV Moves Online: CBS Enters Market

CBS TV will begin offering free, streaming, next-day video of primetime shows online this ...

commerce
Theft or Canny Marketing Ploy: You Decide

Forthcoming TV programs are increasingly appearing on peer-to-peer networks, evidently wit...

television
Ramsay’s TV Nightmares

The two-hour, season-ending episode of the Fox TV program Hell's Kitchen airs tomorrow nig...

omniculture
A Program I Will Never See….

As I've pointed out before, in the Omniculture, everything happens. A particularly vivid c...

commerce
Three Moons over ABC Family’s New Direction

The current catch phrase for the ABC Family Channel is "A New Kind of Family"&md...

style
Paris Hilton Joins Abstinence Movement

Here's a fascinating tidbit for you. The twenty-five-year-old actress/model/allegedlyunwil...

commerce
MyNetworkTV

The people behind MyNetworkTV are characterizing their forthcoming national network as som...

commerce
MTV Turns 25, World Continues Turning

MTV turned 25 this week, and your intrepid correspondent has contributed a few thoughts to...

mysteries
The Fine Art of Thievery

The season-ending episode of Hustle, one of the very best programs currently on television...

books
The Case of Perry Mason—and an Important Addition

Speaking of Perry Mason as we were yesterday, you might be interested to know that the fir...

books
From “The Case of the Bestselling Author”

Here are some extracts from my article on Erle Stanley Gardner, "The Case of the Best...

mysteries
Perry Mason Returns . . . Again

Starting tonight the Hallmark Channel is presenting a week of Perry Mason movies, each wee...

movies
William Powell on TCM

OK, forgive me for being a little late with this, but Turner Classic Movies is showing fil...

television
Religion in a Sitcom

Those who complain that Hollywood seldom depicts religion as a normal and good part of fil...

movies
Miami Vice Blues

The way to make a great genre film is not to try to "transcend the genre," as is...

television
The Same Thing We Do with Every DVD Set: Try to Take Over the World!

Volume 1 of the satirical animated TV series Pinky and the Brain is now available on DVD. ...

movies
Blonde Alert!

Tonight on Turner Classic Movies: two excellent movies with the word Blonde in their title...

television
Hex Appeal

I'm ambivalent about the BBC-TV series Hex, which runs on Thurday nights at 10 p.m. EDT on...

commerce
Another File-Sharing Network Bites the Dust

Sharman Networks Ltd, the makers and distributors of the hugely popular file-sharing netwo...

commerce
Microsoft Tries a Different Plan for TV on the Web

Computer software giant Microsoft is about to bring free, commercial television to the Web...

movies
Mid-’60s Music Movie Mania

Those who like mid-'60s rock and roll music (and who doesn't?) should toddle over to Turne...

books
Charlie Chan, Bourgeois Detective

Those who have an interest in the meanings behind the Charlie Chan films are cordially inv...

books
The Puzzles of The Closer

The Closer, on TNT Monday nights at 9 EDT, is an unacknowledged Americanization of the lon...

mysteries
Psych Up

The new USA Network mystery-comedy series Psych, which runs Friday nights at 10 EDT, is st...

mysteries
Monk and Religion

In my view, Monk is one of the best programs on television: it's funny, always has strong ...

mysteries
Touching Evil USA

Although the USA Network program Psych has its faults at present, it at least has a good c...

commerce
Disney Returns to the Family

The Walt Disney Company is returning to its roots as a purveyor of family-oriented enterta...