In an exciting but not altogether unexpected development, the addition of How to Get Away with Murder to ABC's schedule now gives each of the Big Three networks a current drama series that challenges basic cable's status as the home of top-quality, unapologetically adult programming.
In ShondaLand, one can work with and have relationships with any number of medical, legal or political colleagues without permanent damage to their job trajectory or their emotional stability -- and unlimited 'meetings' in the on-call room. But dig a little deeper and there is so much more.
Jimmy Kimmel is such a nice guy! I have to preface this by saying [that] I've mainly interacted with him on Jimmy Kimmel Live the two times I've been on his show, and once last year when I had a brief chat with him and his wife backstage at ABC's NYC Television Upfronts.
Over the past few weeks, college sport has once again taken over the lead in ink and air time; not actually games, of course, but stories that illustrate the corruption of higher education in America by the presence of intercollegiate athletics on campus, or more precisely football on campus.
Obviously, Scandal isn't the first show with a prominent gay character. But it is the first major network show to include a gay character -- chief of staff Cyrus Beene -- within a distinctly conservative framework.
For seven years NBC tried to tell everyone that 30 Rock was a hit. It was not. Critics enjoyed it but no one was rabidly watching it like Modern Family. The Blacklist is the ONLY holdover for new shows from last season and that is only good because James Spader is truly "the man".
Ever since Homeland premiered, fans of Showtime's extraordinary gem have been dying to say it "Jumped The Shark."
8 a.m. Wake up, pour coffee, get paper. After reading about bloodshed and war, move on to the Entertainment Section for much-needed relief.
With all of the gun violence and drug-related deaths in this country and our TV habits, I am wondering if it is a case of art imitating life or life imitating art? Either way, this nation is in trouble. TV used to be an escape to forget the world's problems. Now TV is something we need to escape from.
This is historic, not just because she is a woman, not just because she is black, and not just because she is Shonda Rhimes; this is unprecedented for anyone and has never been done in television before on this scale.
For in creator Shonda Rhimes' ABC Network Thursday night three-show slate of Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder, race doesn't matter.
It's been a particularly abundant whirlwind several days as one thinks about recent events within pop culture as they intersect with tech.
It rocked the swing state of Ohio right after a disputed election, toppled the state's one-party rule, and ended the Taft legacy that included a President, a U.S. Senator, a Supreme Court Justice. And it started with Beanie Babies.
Shonda Rhimes. Her name alone elicits the kind of prestigious, yet thrilling notion that John Gresham or Dick Wolf would have in the mid-nineties. But this time around, she's a powerhouse of inspiration and childhood nostalgia that I could've never imagined looking up to in all of my 19 years of being a straight American male.
In a discussion with our What's Trending writer Lon Harris, the once anonymous man behind r/TheFappening, John Meneses, reveals himself.
I had to speak out. I mean, I'm a girl. And it would be totally gross if my pics were splashed everywhere. Especially when they were private! After the massive and perverted onslaught of leaked celebrity nude photos, the truth can't be held in much longer!