During Saturdays Game of Thrones trivia contest at Charlie Hoopers Brookside Bar & Grille, some memories proved to be sharp as dirks, others dulled by time and many tankards of ale and wine sadly not the Arbor Gold from the cellars of House Redwyne brought by the serving wenches.
On Monday, John Oliver will begin a summer-long stint as host when Jon Stewart takes a leave of absence to direct his first feature film, "Rosewater." But the Cambridge-educated comedian is not quite willing to believe that he's made it.
One day after dismissing its longtime production pair, "American Idol" has a new executive producer.
The Kansas City Repertory Theatre was the originating company for A Christmas Story, The Musical, which is up for three awards, including best musical. And Lauren Ward, a Hickman Mills High School graduate who has forged a stage career in London and New York, is up for a Tony in recognition of her featured performance as Miss Honey in Matilda the Musical, a British show that is nominated in 12 categories.
"The Fosters" is a study in unlikely bedfellows. The new ABC Family drama pairs mainstream star Jennifer Lopez and Peter Paige, who played bubbly Emmett in the cult favorite series "Queer as Folk," as executive producers. It brings to television a rare depiction of a lesbian couple as heads of a household.
There is life after the hit NBC series "The Office," but actor John Krasinski says it's been "really weird" and he misses his friends and the routine of the show that gave him his start a decade ago.
Kelly Jones, co-host of KCTV-5s Better Kansas City, has departed the station, and the show will be off the air for retooling this summer. Jones co-host, Lisa Holbrook, remains at the station.
Mayhap you are familiar with places like Casterly Rock, White Harbor and the Iron Islands? Mayhap the place to be Saturday night is Charlie Hoopers in Brookside for a Game of Thrones trivia contest.
If you discovered your inner masochist by following the first two seasons of AMCs The Killing, youre probably arguing with yourself about whether to return for the third.
ABC is proudly promoting the new series Mistresses as 13 weeks of seduction. That sounds a lot more positive than 13 weeks of episodes that werent good enough for our regular TV season but we need to run somewhere because we paid for them, so theyll give us a little freshness in summer, but dont expect any more.
Evil men lurk in the shadows of most television worth watching. Pick up the remote, and youll soon find a woman being attacked. The choices are limited for those not seeking the very worst of human nature during their leisure time. Most successful dramas, from ABC to AMC to HBO, cant resist the urge to throw in at least a threat of sexual violence.
The popular A&E reality show that shows a Louisiana family of duck-call makers has captured greeting-card attention. Just in time for Fathers Day, Kansas City-based Hallmark Cards is introducing a series of six Duck Dynasty cards.
When the days turn so hot youre afraid to leave the air conditioning, use your indoor time wisely by catching up on TV shows that have already gotten a thumbs-up from viewers and critics. These dozen titles are new enough that its not too late to immerse yourself. Find them OnDemand, on DVD, streaming on Netflix or in old-fashioned reruns.
The cast members themselves still don’t fully understand what they shot, and any actors’ gathering includes requisite huddling sessions where information is shared and theories are floated.
For two hours, Behind the Candelabra lays bare Liberaces loneliness, his insecurity, his narcissism and his futile attempts to keep his sexuality a secret before his death from AIDS. The film, which premieres Sunday on HBO, isnt a smear job, but its not a revelation, either.
Deception takes on new meaning in Rick Beyers mesmerizing documentary The Ghost Army, premiering Tuesday on PBS. Put simply, the film tells the story of a group of American soldiers who were hand-picked to deceive the Germans by impersonating entire platoons of GIs.
Starting Monday, John Oliver will preside on "The Daily Show" while Jon Stewart directs and produces the movie "Rosewater." Oliver says of the challenge that awaits him: "You're taking this engine and hoping you can operate it with a lower skill set than the guy who designed it."