FROM Sarah Mesle
TV Roundup: 'True Detective' and More Summer calls for the open road, national park camping trips or relaxing on the beach with a good book. Right? Nah - why bother when you have new TV to watch? This week in our weekly television roundup, we look at what’s happening on the small screen this first week of summer. The lineup includes the highly anticipated second season of True Detective on HBO.
HBO Premiers New "Game of Thrones" and "Veep" HBO was all about politics last night. The much anticipated Game of Thrones season 5 premiered, and what is that series if not a political drama. With somewhat less nudity and gore, “Veep” also premiered. Selina Meyer has officially made the title of the show obsolete for Season 4. Our weekly TV roundup takes a look at HBO’s big sunday night.
'The Newsroom' Says Goodbye, And More Aaron Sorkin didn’t mince words in a New York Times op-ed today , saying journalists who publish leaked emails from the Sony hack are “morally treasonous and spectacularly dishonorable.” The topic would’ve made great fodder for Sorkin’s series The Newsroom, if the series hadn’t aired its final episode last night. We discuss that and more in our weekly TV roundup.
Zombies v. The World Series The Giants took the lead over Kansas City in the World Series yesterday. But if you’re like most Americans, you probably didn’t see it. According to ratings, people are far more interested in football and The Walking Dead than baseball these days. We hear about that and other small screen news in our weekly television roundup.
Television Roundup: Changes at SNL One of the longest running American television shows kicked off its 40th season this weekend with a new voice: Darrell Hammond has replaced the late Don Pardo as the announcer on Saturday Night Live. We talk about that and other T.V. goings-on in our weekly small screen roundup.
TV Roundup In our weekly TV roundup: Shark Week begins; Steven Soderbergh's first television series, “The Knick,” a Cinemax production starring Clive Owen, launched this weekend; as did “Outlander” on Starz.
TV Roundup On our weekly TV roundup, it’s a big week for finales. Fargo is wrapping up its first, and possibly only, season on FX. Last night season four of Game of Thrones ended. The much-ballyhooed reality show I Wanna Marry Harry got the ax last week. And, after 30 years... Answer: Alex Trebek. Question: who is the longest-running host of a game show program?
'Orange Is The New Black' is Back Netflix has approved season 3 of Orange is the New Black before we’ve even had a chance to see season 2, which debuts on Friday. We talk about the Netflix model, and we take a look at the debuts of NBC’s Crossbones and AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire .
TV Round-up Louie returns to the FX network tonight (Monday) after a long hiatus. We haven't seen a new episode of Louie since 2012. Louie CK famously takes control of every aspect of his show, from writing to directing, even editing each episode. Another show making a big comeback, this time after a four year hiatus, 24, with Kiefer Sutherland returning as terrorist-hunter Jack Bauer. And Game of Thrones is halfway through season four, and the conversation about sexual violence in the show is getting more intense.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.