When Craig Breslow entered Saturday night’s playoff game against the Detroit Tigers, FOX broadcaster Tim McCarver hailed the Boston Red Sox reliever — a Yale University graduate with a double major in molecular biophysics and biochemistry — as the smartest player in Major League Baseball.
It’s September at last, when summer reruns and C-level realty shows cede their timeslots to returning favorites and new contenders. This fall’s offerings include Jewish connections galore, on and off camera; prolific producers J.J. Abrams, Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman are just a few of the series’ creators.
“Don’t Tell My Mother!” creator Nikki Levy is a producer at 20th Century Fox who grew up in a Jewish household in New York — with a stereotypical Jewish mother. During a series of interviews, she described how, for her, the show’s best stories are wild without being mean-spirited, salacious but still enlightening. The following is an edited and condensed version of those interviews.
Fox pulled the sitcom "Traffic Light," a version of the Israeli show "Ramzor," due to poor ratings. The show's 13th and last episode will be aired May 17. Fox bought the rights to the show, about three longtime friends and their romantic relationships, last year. Producers in Russia, France and Italy also bought the rights to the show.
A group of American rabbis is calling on Fox News to sanction personality Glenn Beck for "his completely unacceptable attacks" on Holocaust survivor George Soros.
In the promising pilot -- which one critic called "'Frasier' with boobs" -- Elon Gold proved a hilarious comic foil for the vacuous yet surprisingly insightful Pamela Anderson.
Josh Schwartz doesn't sleep much on Tuesday nights anymore.
That's the night his new show, "The O.C.," airs on FOX, and the weekly insomnia awaiting the public's response has become an occupational hazard ever since.
Over coffee early one morning, Schwartz, the 27-year-old who's being touted as the youngest person ever to create his own television network drama, discussed his recent starburst since the show debuted in August. "We're starting to settle now," he said, looking disheveled by design in vintage green T-shirt, powder blue cords and sneakers.
There's no denying that Fox's critically acclaimed "24" is a fast-moving show that, unlike other dramas, operates in "real time" -- each 60-minute episode's action literally unfolds over an hour's time.
But what series co-creator Joel Surnow never anticipated was that his rookie show would move as fast in the real world: Not even halfway through its first season,"24" was nominated for Best TV Drama and Best Actor (Kiefer Sutherland)Golden Globes.Dark horse Sutherland won over perennial award show favorites Martin Sheen and James Gandolfini.
"Come and knock on my door,"began the jingle on the popular '70s ABC sitcom "Three's Company." These days, opportunity knocks on the door of actor Richard Kline.
Kline, who played smarmy bachelor Larry Dallas on the quintessential sitcom, returns this week as director of KNBC weatherman Fritz Coleman's new one-man show, "The Reception." Coleman's humorous meditation on marriage follows his and Kline's collaboration on Coleman's first production, the autobiographical "It's Me! Dad!"
On Fox's breakout comedy, "That '70s Show," Mila Kunis plays spoiled and sassy Jackie Burkhardt. But, in real life, she's very much a child of the '90s, down to her fascination with the Internet.