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Playing a girl cop on the mean streets of Los Angeles

by Gerri Miller

May 28, 2014 | 1:29 pm

Inbar Lavi in “Gang Related.” Photo by Richard Foreman/FOX

Depicting a darker side of Los Angeles not seen on TV since “The Shield,” the gritty new crime drama “Gang Related patrols mean streets where police wage an uphill battle against drug... read full article

  • Venice Beach shul the focus of TV reality series

    By Ryan Torok

    December 19, 2013 | 3:41 pm

    The film crew captured members of the Pacific Jewish Center (PJC) — known as The Shul on the Beach — praying during Friday night services. Except it wasn’t Friday night.

    Because Jewish law forbids using electricity during Shabbat, the production company behind the reality...

  • Noir drama ‘Mob City’ shines light on L.A.‘s criminal underbelly

    Gerri Miller, Contributing Writer

    November 26, 2013 | 2:01 pm

    In the postwar 1940s, organized crime was rampant in Los Angeles, and the men behind the mob were Jewish, guys like Ben “Bugsy” Siegel and Meyer “Mickey” Cohen, who rubbed elbows with movie stars and reveled in their notoriety. These rather glamorous gangsters are the focus of...

  • Watch: Tina Fey’s Lena Dunham-approved ‘Girls’ parody

    by Jana Banin, JTA

    September 30, 2013 | 3:56 pm

    What happens when a comic genius parodies a highly popular, highly spoofable show? Only good things, as Tina Fey proved on this season’s premiere of “Saturday Night Live.”

    Check out Fey’s “Girls” mock promo, in which we are introduced to the newest member of the hipster crew:...

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  • ‘Arrested Development’ season 4 arrives

    by Jana Banin, JTA

    May 14, 2013 | 11:46 am

    In less than two weeks the fourth season of “Arrested Development” premieres on Netflix. It’s been seven very long years since the last episode, but if this trailer is any indication, the Bluth family is still the most delightfully dysfunctional Jewish family to ever be portrayed...

  • PBS’ Iranian-American Story

    By Karmel Melamed

    December 12, 2012 | 2:02 pm

    Following more than three decades of Iranians flourishing in the United States, a documentary titled “The Iranian Americans” offers a nostalgic look at how tens of thousands of immigrants resettled in America following the 1979 revolution in Iran. It will air Dec. 18 at 9:30 p.m....

  • Change soap opera’s Hitler name, ADL asks Indian network

    JTA

    November 22, 2011 | 5:33 pm

    The Anti-Defamation League has called on an Indian television network to change the name of a new soap opera with Hitler in the title.

    “Hitler Didi” airs five days a week on Zee TV, a division of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited, based in Mumbai. After receiving numerous...

  • Chabad Telethon to air on Sunday

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 20, 2011 | 1:25 pm

    The 31st Chabad “To Life” Telethon, Chabad of California’s highest-profile annual fundraising event, is scheduled to air on KTLA at 8 p.m. on Sunday, this time with former talk-show host Larry King as its celebrity host. But while in past years the event has had much advance...

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