Berman & Brioux: the TCA podcast

 BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–Nobody knows television like Mr. TV, Marc Berman. I’ve known Marc for years, shared a podium with him a while back at a BRC luncheon in Toronto and just generally rely on him, as many in the industry do, to break down the numbers and analyze how network shows perform.Marc posts a daily podcast… Read on

A banner day at TCA for Showtime

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–The big buzz on press tour Tuesday was not inside the hotel, but overhead. As critics picked through a Dexter-themed lunch outdoors at the Beverly Hilton’s Oasis Courtyard, a small aircraft circled in the sky, pulling a banner which read, “D NEVINS SHO FANS YOU CARE SAVE THE BORGIAS.COM.”The plea was aimed at… Read on

Robin Williams clowns at Crazy conference

Williams (centre) flanked by Crazy colleagues Gellar and EP Jason Winer BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–Want to make Robin Williams laugh? Call his a Sad Clown.That’s what one critic did Monday on CBS’s TCA press tour presentation for The Crazy Ones. The comedy, coming this fall to CBS and City, stars Williams as the head of an… Read on


BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–I have long told new kids attending these TCA press tours that they aren’t on this beat until they’ve been in a scrum with Leslie Moonves. The CBS CEO was on stage before critics because CBS president Nina Tassler–scheduled to take questions at the executive session–had to fly back East Saturday due to… Read on

For Reelz: JFK shot by own agent

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–“It’s the gunshot that echoed around the world–but who pulled the trigger?”That’s how the folks behind an upcoming documentary on the Kennedy assassination are hyping JFK: The Smoking Gun. The documentary premieres in November on the U.S. cable channel Reelz and on Discovery in Canada.Montreal-based Muse Entertainment–who produced the highly-rated 10-part miniseries The… Read on

The TV on Film Project goes Hollywood

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–The TV on Film Project comes to California. TV reporters attending the summer Television Critics Association press tour at the Beverly Hilton will have an opportunity on Sunday, July 28 at 12:45 p.m. to step back nearly 40 years.  “See The Best…CBS” was shown at the 1974 upfront in New York and made… Read on

“Nothing horrifying about Parkinson’s”–Fox

Fox (right) with co-star Jack Gore BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–Michael J. Fox says his Parkinson’s will be as much a part of his new NBC TV show as it is a part of his life.“Parkinson’s itself, there’s nothing horrifying about it to me,” he told critics at Saturday’s packed NBC TCA session. “There’s nothing horrifying about… Read on

Mike O’Malley remembers Corey Monteith

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–Mike O’Malley was at the TCA press tour Saturday morning to help promote his new NBC comedy, Welcome to the Family.O’Malley, however, was quickly asked about a lost member of his Glee family–Corey Monteith.O’Malley–back playing a dad on his new series–began by praising Monteith as a “very hard  working actor.” He often found… Read on