‘Nashville’ lathers up – Pittsburgh Post Gazette

‘Nashville‘ lathers upPittsburgh Post GazettePASADENA, Calif. — Returning from its Olympics-imposed break this week, ABC’s “Nashville” (10 p.m. Wednesday, WTAE) lays one of its original characters to rest. In the … Read More

‘Sherlock’ returns to life for third PBS season – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif. – Fans of Benedict Cumberbatch’s depiction of Sherlock Holmes needn’t worry that the very busy actor is getting tired of the role. “I’m going to keep going … Read More

NBC to follow ‘Music’ with live ‘Peter Pan’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif.—NBC had great ratings—if not reviews—with its live version of The Sound of Music, starring Carrie Underwood. So it’s trying another one: A live remake of Peter Pan, … Read More

A happier ‘Idol’ hopes chemistry pays off in Season 13 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif. – Whatever else changes on American Idol for Season 13, the judges are starting out in better spirits. The new but familiar panel — Jennifer Lopez, Keith … Read More

Miniseries details Bond author’s own spy story – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif. – James Bond’s creator had first-hand knowledge of spy work. Fleming, the creator of the iconic secret agent, immersed himself in espionage as a British Naval Intelligence … Read More

AMC sets return of ‘Mad Men,’ Better Call Saul’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif.–Mad Men will return for the first of its two final seven-episode seasons on April 13, and Better Call Saul, a Breaking Bad spinoff focused on the smarmy … Read More

Zucker: GOP being run from Fox News headquarters – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The chiefs of CNN and Fox News Channel are throwing shots at each other, each suggesting the other’s network is essentially out of the news … Read More

CNN chief Zucker slams Fox News, says Leno not a ‘priority’ – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsPASADENA. CNN chief Jeff Zucker on Friday took some swipes at Roger Ailes and denied rumors that he wants to hire Jay Leno, while insisting that his … Read More

After decades of waiting, ‘Normal Heart’ beats on TV – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif —Thanks to HBO and Ryan Murphy, The Normal Heart is finally coming to the screen. Anyone who’s ever heard of Larry Kramer’s landmark play about the AIDS … Read More

‘Girls’ producers take on nudity issue – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChroniclePASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The nudity on HBO’s “Girls” has raised eyebrows. A question about it raised the ire of the show’s producers. At a session Thursday with … Read More

‘Girls’ tiptoes around Twitter – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif. — As HBO’s buzzy Girls returns for a third season Sunday (10 p.m. ET/PT), its creator/star/writer/director Lena Dunham — a big user of social media — says … Read More

Heisman winner Jameis Winston rallies Florida State to title – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif. — Most of the season, college football watched in amazement as Florida State’s Jameis Winston put together what looked like perhaps the greatest season a freshman quarterback … Read More

Florida State tops Auburn for BCS Championship on late TD – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif. — The Bowl Championship Series is dead. And the Southeastern Conference’s stranglehold on college football’s national championship has been snuffed. Top-ranked Florida State of the Atlantic Coast … Read More

Florida State back on top after thrilling BCS championship victory – CNN

CNNStewart Mandel and Michael Rosenberg discuss Florida State’s 34-31 win over Auburn in the BCS title game. 1 Florida State. 34. 2 Auburn. 31. Final. PASADENA, Calif. — It looked … Read More

Auburn couldn’t pull off another improbable win – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif. – All week, the Auburn Tigers had whispered about the fourth quarter. If they could just get there with a chance, if they could just hang around … Read More

Mark Dantonio, Mich. St. president expected Rose Bowl – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif. – Before every football game this season, Michigan State president Lou Anna Simon would exchange text messages with Spartans coach Mark Dantonio and offer encouragement to the … Read More

Michigan St beats Stanford 24-20 in Rose Bowl – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comPASADENA, Calif. — On a confetti-covered stage atop a hallowed field, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio managed to sum up a quarter-century of frustration, a stellar season and a tenacious … Read More

Brennan: Dantonio sends message, Spartans still Rosy – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif. – Not many big-time college football coaches these days are willing to make the decision Mark Dantonio made Christmas night. He suspended a superstar, the face of … Read More

Michigan State holds off Stanford 24-20 in Rose Bowl – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif. — Stanford built a championship season on wearing teams down with its punishing ground attack and winning close games. But in its most important game, the roles … Read More

Michigan State Quarterback Gets Better of Stanford, on Balance – New York Times

New York TimesPASADENA, Calif. — Sometimes, Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook looked like a Heisman Trophy candidate. Sometimes, he looked lost. Sometimes, he looked like a sophomore at the end … Read More

Cook’s Successes Outweigh Miscues to Lift Spartans Over Cardinal – New York Times

New York TimesPASADENA, Calif. — Sometimes, Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook looked like a Heisman Trophy candidate. Sometimes, he looked lost. Sometimes, he looked like a sophomore at the end … Read More