British actress conjures up American witch in 'Salem'

PASADENA, Calif. - Traditionally, when an actor's playing a role based on a real person, long hours are spent trying to find out as much as possible about them. Janet Montgomery decided it would be a waste of time to dig into historical information on the real life Mary Sibley, the role she's playing in the new WGN America series "Salem."

Rob Owen: BBC America's 'Orphan Black' returns

Plenty of TV shows have mythological arcs and Russian nesting doll storytelling: There's a conspiracy, the heroes uncover a villain only to learn he's not the top baddie. There's another, higher-level bad guy yet to be discovered.

Idaho guest ranches reinvent themselves

Halfway through an interview with a Business Insider reporter, Brad Ford mentions why he's a little distracted. He is riding one horse and leading another, trying to calm the animals' nerves during an expo in Lewiston. That's Ford's job. He trains and sells horses — at least, that's what he does in the offseason. From May to October, he hosts vacationers and the occasional reality-show cast of characters at 4D Longhorn Guest Ranch.

Mayor pitches New Orleans as home for Late Show

Los Angeles and New York have been making their cases. Now, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is pitching his city as the new home for the "Late Show" when Stephen Colbert takes over that CBS program from David Letterman next year.

Billy Crystal revives '700 Sundays' for posterity's sake

LOS ANGELES - When he turned 65, Billy Crystal decided to reprise "700 Sundays," his Tony Award-winning 2004 one-man show. The title refers to the number of Sundays he had with his father, Jack, before he died of a heart attack when Crystal was just 15.