‘The Americans’ Comes in From the Emmy Awards Cold
Jul14

‘The Americans’ Comes in From the Emmy Awards Cold

The Cold War spy drama “The Americans,” in its fourth season on FX, has finally surfaced where it should – on the list of major nominations for the 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards released today. Stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, and on screen and off screen couple who recently welcomed a baby boy, both got tapped–as did the show itself for best drama series. But the competition will be more than brutal, as one of the other...

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Top TV to Check Out Before the Games Begin
Jul06

Top TV to Check Out Before the Games Begin

Are you ready for all the hype, pageantry, thrills, chills – and scary stories about the Zika virus? In just less than a month, beginning with the August 5 opening ceremonies, NBC and its cable networks and digital platforms will be all about the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, which run through Aug. 21. We are talking about hundreds of hours of programming on the Peacock Net and NBCU outlets including Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC and USA...

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Puerto Vallarta, The Picture Perfect Location for ‘Sundown’ Movie
Jun17

Puerto Vallarta, The Picture Perfect Location for ‘Sundown’ Movie

The association between Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and Los Angeles, California runs long and deep, especially when it comes to the Hollywood connection between the two legendary cities, located just a three-hour plane ride and 1,500 miles from each other on the Pacific Ocean. Going back to the classic 1964 John Huston film “The Night of the Iguana,” starring Richard Burton, Ava Gardner and Deborah Kerr, Hollywood has long had a...

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Variety TV Summit Tunes In to Trends in the Industry
Jun16

Variety TV Summit Tunes In to Trends in the Industry

It was a day of examining the latest trends in the industry at “Tune In!,” the Variety TV Summit, an annual confab featuring panel discussions and spotlight conversations with leading executives and talent in the television business. Held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills on June 14, the event attracted several hundred industry professionals from across the country. Among the many highlights were keynotes with...

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Television Academy Honors Socially Relevant Programs
Jun14

Television Academy Honors Socially Relevant Programs

Whether you lean toward calling it the new golden age of television, peak TV or another catchy phrase, there is no doubt that we are living in an era where the amount of high-quality programming is vast and deep. But a smaller subset of fine shows are those that also serve to educate about socially important issues and to inspire the audience. Those are the kind of programs that the Television Academy awards in its Honors ceremony,...

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