ABC's new drama Scandal, from Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes, depicts a powerful black woman in Washington, D.C.: Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington), a top-flight crisis manager. Critic Eric Deggans says the show is an example of programming increasingly aimed at black female viewers.
Former NBC Today show host Katie Couric hosts ABC's Good Morning America this week. Media watchers wonder whether Couric's fill-in stint can generate enough interest to knock Today out of its top morning ratings slot. David Greene talks about it with Brian Stelter of The New York Times.
The growing U.S. Hispanic community has created another boom — in Hispanic media. In recent months, several major media players have announced plans to compete for that audience with a new TV network and several new cable channels — and they're not all in Spanish.
The comedian, who plays Tom Haverford on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, just released a new comedy special directly on his website. He's also embarking on a multicity tour, where he'll be riffing on the things that terrify him — marriage, for instance, and babies.
Both Game of Thrones and The Killing drew a lot of attention during their first seasons, and both are back Sunday night to start a second year — one hoping to build on the momentum from some positive late-season buzz, the other hoping to overcome some negative buzz from last year's cliffhanger.
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