The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour had a profound effect on this 10 to 12-year-old. You watched TV as a family back then, in front of the one screen in the house, in our case, a 25-inch Clairtone. “From Television City in Hollywood,” said announcer Roger Carroll. “Ladies and gentlemen, The Smothers Brothers.” Shot from above,
Normally, the Television Critics Association, of which I am a member, holds its annual TCA Awards in early August.The last two years the awards have been delayed and devoid of a live, in-person gala, due to pandemic safety concerns — which wins the award for Least Damaging Thing to Happen Due to COVID. Announcing the
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–Who turned out the lights? That’s what everybody was asking shortly after Saturday nights’s 30th annual TCA Awards. It was as if once all the stars left from the post awards party, they took all the electricity with them. With elevators out of commission, the party simply moved downstairs to the dimly-lit Trader
If you haven’t been watching Orphan Black on Space, catch up with one of the most talked-about shows and performances in North America Friday night on CTV. Tatiana Maslany so wowed critics with her Streep-like range on this Toronto-based thriller she beat Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad two weeks ago at the Television Critics Association
TV legends Norman Lear and Rob Reiner do Nixon and Haldeman BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–TV’s top stars and showrunners turn up year after year at the Television Critics Association Awards–and they don’t come for the hardware.It happened again Saturday as one A-lister after another took the stage at the Beverly Hilton ballroom to accept whats Louis
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–TV critics–who needs ’em!Alec Baldwin let us have it Thursday at the HBO TCA session for his documentary Seduced and Abandoned. The doc, which bows Oct. 28, follows the 30 Rock star and writer/director James Toback (Tyson) to the Cannes Film Festival as they pitch a script based somewhat on Last Tango in
Not David Letterman. BEVERLY HILLS, CA–David Letterman was among the no-shows Saturday night at the 28th Annual Television Critics Association Awards. The low-key gala took place at the main ballroom at the Beverly Hills Hilton.In recent years, stars such as Tom Hanks, Alex Baldwin and Tina Fey have partied with critics but this year, for
The hardest part about having to leave the summer 2011 TCA press tour early was missing Saturday’s 27th Annual TCA Awards, especially the shout out to The Dick Van Dyke Show. The ’60s TV classic was honoured with the critics’ Heritage Award this year and ever-spry creator/executive producer Carl Reiner was on hand to accept it.