Saturday, September 20, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Television

We usually hear about the previous century's two worldwide conflagrations as separate events. But what if we studied World War I and World War II in continuity with each other as part of one historical wave - a wave that saw the death of more than 88 million people.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The newest members of the successful "NCIS" TV franchise understand the importance of their family roots.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Orange is the New Black's" Laverne Cox is getting the word out about transgender youth.
An unlikely opponent takes down the Philly kid on the dance floor.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - ABC has given a hefty pilot commitment to a journalism-themed drama from scribe Liz Heldens and Carol Mendelsohn's Sony Pictures TV-based banner.
What we learned from Wednesday night’s airing of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon?" Gwen Stefani can make anything cool.
NEW YORK (AP) - A familiar face - former cast member Darrell Hammond - is taking over for a familiar voice at "Saturday Night Live."
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Women and minorities are largely shut out of the ranks of TV series directors in a stubbornly unchanged pattern of hiring, according to a Hollywood guild study released Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Like most CBS dramas, "Madam Secretary" was clearly developed with a time period in mind -- another high-powered, classily cast drama about a woman with ripped-from-the-headlines undertones.
The cast of Jessica Biel's TV drama 7th Heaven reunited on Tuesday for the first time in eight years. The actress joined her TV siblings Beverley Mitchell, Barry Watson and David Gallagher and their fictional parents, played by Stephen Collins and Catherine Hicks, to catch up with one another over dinner.
Last fall, Maryland middle-school math teacher Sarah Manchester heard that "Wheel of Fortune" tryouts were taking place in Virginia, so she went. As a huge fan of the show, why not?