Tuned In Journal

Tag along to Comic-Con

Wednesday, 23 July 2008 08:04 PM Written by

If you're a TV or sci-fi fan, be sure to check out Post-Gazette Entertainment editor Sharon Eberson's blog from Comic-Con in San Diego. If I wasn't exhausted from press tour, I'd be even more jealous that she's there on summer vacation!

Another Strachey mystery

Wednesday, 23 July 2008 08:01 PM Written by

Friday night the gay cable network Here! debuts the latest Donald Strachey mystery, "On the Other Hand Death," the latest in a line of cable movies based on Richard Stevenson novels about a gay Albany, N.Y., detective played by Chad Allen.Chad Allen, right, stars in

Tuned In Podcast: Star talk

Tuesday, 22 July 2008 08:01 PM Written by

Press tour is over, but it's the gift that keeps on giving.Kristin Chenoweth (ABC)

In this week's edition of the Tuned In Podcast, I chat Emmy Awards with nominee Kristin Chenoweth of ABC's "Pushing Daisies." Simon Baker discusses differences between "The Guardian" and his new CBS series, "The Mentalist." Former Pittsburgher Wentworth Miller talks about the new season of Fox's "Prison Break." And "Ugly Betty" star Michael Urie previews the new season of his show.

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Press tour: Visiting 'Dollhouse'

Tuesday, 22 July 2008 06:02 PM Written by

Eliza Dushku stars in BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- One last post but this will be quick. Got to catch my flight. Pardon the typos in advance. 

I wrote about Joss Whedon's new midseason series "Dollhouse" a little bit last week but today I got to visit the two story set, as pictured in this photo.

Press tour: Party scooper

Monday, 21 July 2008 08:01 PM Written by

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- The Summer 2008 Television Critics Association press tour has come to an end - almost. Today we're touring the sets of several series and tonight I'll be flying back to Pittsburgh on the red eye. Here's a brief recap of each of the network parties, which are not "hey, have a good time" parties, but instead they're working press events where TV critics get a chance to interview actors, writers and producers one-on-one.ABC honcho Anne Sweeney poses for a grip 'n grin with

Press tour: Such a disservice

Monday, 21 July 2008 04:10 PM Written by

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Back before the press tour began, I complained about the lack of screeners of pilot episodes of new fall series. While the inability to see fall shows was frustrating when in press conferences for ABC, CBS and Fox, but those networks also put up panels for a lot of returning series so the missing pilots weren't as glaring.

Molly Shannon, Selma Blair and John Michael Higgins meet the press to discuss But NBC did panels for four shows we haven't seen pilots for, all in one afternoon. On the last day. When critics are tired. And cranky.

Press tour: Silverman faces more nerds

Monday, 21 July 2008 11:44 AM Written by

 Ben Silverman, Co-Chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios; Marc Graboff. Co-Chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios.BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- During the writers' strike, I was surprised and appalled to read this quote from NBC Entertainment co-chairman Ben Silverman about attempts to save the Golden Globes telecast, which was ultimately canceled due to the strike: "Sadly, it feels like the nerdiest, ugliest, meanest kids in the high school are trying to cancel the prom. But NBC wants to try to keep that prom alive."

Press tour: 'Caprica' first look

Monday, 21 July 2008 05:43 AM Written by

Esai Morales and Eric Stoltz play the BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- As Sci Fi Channel's "Battlestar Galactica" prepares to premiere its final 10 episodes next January, the network is readying a possible prequel series, "Caprica."