As the fall TV season rolls out, a flurry of legal and political dramas is tempered by scary thrillers as network and cable TV vie for hits based on the successes of “The Good Wife,” “The Wire” and “American Horror Story.” And movie stars keep joining the TV party.
Calling "Sesame Street" children's programming is like calling "Saturday Night Live" a sketch comedy show or "The Simpsons" a cartoon. Technically it may be accurate, but the label fails to grasp its wide and powerful reach in pop culture.
The 83rd annual Plaza Art Fair featured more than 500 artists displaying their work along Nichols Road and Ward Parkway, Experience ArtsKC zones, three live music stages, and local restaurants offering distinctive dishes.
In a recent episode of the new Adult Swim series "Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories," Bob Odenkirk plays a doctor who snaps off compliant patients' toes and then secretly gobbles them down like they were potato chips.
Fans of the NBC drama "Chicago Fire" have been anxiously awaiting Tuesday's third-season premiere, to see who survived the explosion that had almost the entire cast in danger in the second-season finale.
Sept. 28: Actress Brigitte Bardot is 80. Singer Ben E. King is 76. Actor Jeffrey Jones is 68. Writer-director-actor John Sayles is 64. Actress-comedian Janeane Garofalo is 50. Country singer Matt King is 48. Actress Mira Sorvino is 47. Actress Naomi Watts is 46. Country singer Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town is 45. Country singer Mandy Barnett is 39. Rapper Young Jeezy is 37. Actor Peter Cambor ("NCIS: Los Angeles") is 36. TV personality Bam Margera ("Jackass") is 35. Drummer Daniel Platzman of Imagine Dragons is 28. Actress Hilary Duff is 27.
In an obituary Sept. 20, The Associated Press reported that actress Polly Bergen's survivors included daughter Pamela Fields. The story should have made clear that the daughter goes by P.K. instead of Pamela.
Now we're talkin' - well, watchin' (please don't talk unless there's a commercial on). The broadcast networks' primetime season kicks off with enough new and returning programming to choke your DVR. Here's what caught my eye this week:
DON'T MISS: "Gotham" - The new TV season revs up in earnest this week and no freshman series arrives lathered in more hype than this fun, visually gorgeous Batman-origin story. It delivers viewers to a grimy, corrupt city where a rookie cop (Ben McKenzie) is taking the first steps toward becoming Commissioner Gordon, and an 11-year-old Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) is struggling to find his way in the world. Best of all, we see how a bunch of colorful villains - including the Penguin, Catwoman and the Riddler - got their start. We anticipate spending many a dark night with this show. 8 p.m., Fox.