September 25, 2014 |
* BLACK-ISH. 9:30 tonight, 6ABC. SOMETIMES the best way to tell a universal story about family is to be as specific as possible. TV writers writing what they (and their stars) knew rather than what they'd already seen on television have brought us comedies like "Everybody Loves Raymond," "Everybody Hates Chris," "The Goldbergs" and even "Louie," where Louis C.K.'s picture of divorced parenthood has added nuance to that old "dads who date" genre. Which brings us to "Black-ish," the newest addition to ABC's Wednesday nights and one of several new shows the network's English-born entertainment chief, Paul Lee, sees as part of his mission to "reflect America.
September 24, 2014 |
BY ALL accounts, 6ABC reporter Annie McCormick is a fantastic reporter and wonderful woman, and it's a shame what's happening to her. Sources tell me that McCormick asked the station for some time off after her husband, lobbyist A.J. Marsico , was charged with sexual assault stemming from an August incident. A rep from 6ABC said that the station does not comment on personnel matters. McCormick is a part-time employee at 6ABC and does not have a regular schedule.
September 12, 2014 |
TODAY, as with so many of our days, Clout's attention turns to the cold hard cash of politics. Case in point: A new Quinnipiac University Poll that tells an old and sad story for Gov. Corbett . Democrat Tom Wolf leads Corbett by 24 points, 59 percent to 35 percent with fewer than eight weeks until the Nov. 4 general election. That matches up with the results of other recent polls, including the Aug. 28 Daily News / Franklin & Marshall College Poll. The Quinnipiac pollsters asked Wolf supporters if they were voting for him or against Corbett.
August 8, 2014 |
6ABC's Adam Joseph announced the birth of his first child yesterday, and for the first time publicly acknowledged his partner of five years, Karl . Joseph and Karl welcomed baby Jacob at 1:41 a.m. Tuesday. Jacob weighed in at 9 pounds 1 ounce, and 21 inches long. "While I believe every person reading this article should respect others' privacy, I decided to share this personal moment for my son," Joseph told me. "I want my son to be proud of both his fathers. From the day he was born, I want him to understand that families come in all shapes, sizes and colors.
July 16, 2014 |
IT SEEMS Jimmy Kimmel's "This Week in Unnecessary Censorship" late-night bit has become reality on his own network, ABC. Mayor Nutter yesterday released the findings of his analysis of the controversial language used by some artists at the Wawa Welcome America concert on July Fourth, a family-friendly event broadcast live on 6ABC. Rapper Nicki Minaj and host Marlon Wayans, Nutter said, used inappropriate language, and Nutter apologized to viewers and concertgoers who were offended.
July 8, 2014 |
CONGRATS TO 6ABC's Brian Taff and wife Mara , who welcomed twin boys July 2. The twins, Brady Donovan and Sawyer Patrick , weighed in at 4 pounds, 11 ounces and 5 pounds 4 ounces, respectively. These are the Taffs' first children. In fact, the boys could serve as unofficial 6ABC mascots. Not only does Brian co-anchor the 4 p.m. newscast, but Mara works in the creative services department. A 'Real' diva "Real Housewife of New York's" Aviva Drescher and the fam spent her July Fourth weekend in Philly, stopping by hotspots of all different stripes.
June 10, 2014 |
* MURDER IN THE FIRST. 10 tonight, TNT. * REMEMBERING THE ARTIST ROBERT DE NIRO, SR. 9 tonight, HBO. * CHASING LIFE. 9 p.m. tomorrow, ABC Family. In 1995, long before "Damages" or "The Killing," Steven Bochco edged the TV procedural beyond the box with ABC's "Murder One," in which a single case consumed an entire season. He also cast Daniel Benzali, a bald, middle-aged character actor, as the series' first lead, only to replace him by Season 2 with Anthony LaPaglia, while tweaking the format to cover more cases.
May 21, 2014
I'VE BEEN THINKING about the advice I would give to this year's graduates. You might expect me to tell them about the importance of saving or the need to take advantage of any workplace retirement plan. I could also urge them to pay off their credit cards every month, and try to stay as debt-free as possible. But this year, I want to talk about advice that's not just about money. I call it the ABCs of workplace success: Avoid gossip, be on time and challenge yourself to be content.
May 15, 2014 |
ANSWER: Shonday. Question: What comes after Wednesday on ABC this fall? Shonda Rhimes, the producer of ABC's addictive soaps "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal," will finish her conquest of ABC's Thursday nights when those dramas move an hour earlier to make way for the newest Shondaland production, the legal thriller "How to Get Away with Murder," at 10. Written by Peter Nowalk, who's worked for Rhimes and producing partner Betsy Beers on...
May 15, 2014 |
VIOLA DAVIS won't be taking up residence in Philadelphia any time soon. The Philadelphia-set ABC show "How to Get Away with Murder," created by Shonda Rhimes ("Scandal"), was scheduled to shoot in the city but will now relocate to Los Angeles. The show, starring the Academy Award-nominated Davis, is still set in Philadelphia and the pilot, which will premiere in a block after Rhimes' "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" in the fall, will still feature scenes from our fair city.