Linda Holmes http://wmot.org en What's Happening In Television: It's Press Tour Time Again http://wmot.org/post/whats-happening-television-its-press-tour-time-again It's that time again.<p>For the next couple of weeks, I'll be writing from the Television Critics Association Press Tour, where a couple hundred critics convene in a giant hotel ballroom to question producers, writers, network executives, actors, and sometimes other folks about what's coming up on TV. It can bring out both the punchy and the grumpy in many folks you know who write about all this: Tim Goodman at <em>The Hollywood Reporter</em> calls it the Death March With Cocktails. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:52:04 +0000 Linda Holmes 40813 at http://wmot.org Hugh Jackman Jumps; Tony Viewers Say, 'What?' http://wmot.org/post/hugh-jackman-jumps-tony-viewers-say-what <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtlHjso3LHA</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 17:37:11 +0000 Linda Holmes 39607 at http://wmot.org Hugh Jackman Jumps; Tony Viewers Say, 'What?' 'Batman V Superman': A Legal Thriller (We Hope) http://wmot.org/post/batman-v-superman-legal-thriller-we-hope We learned today that the upcoming sequel to <em>Man Of Steel</em> will be called <em>Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice</em>.<p>This is interesting for several reasons. First of all, "Dawn Of Justice" sounds like a dirty movie about sheriffs. Wed, 21 May 2014 19:09:10 +0000 Linda Holmes 38863 at http://wmot.org 'Batman V Superman': A Legal Thriller (We Hope) The Comb, The Thrill And The Flop http://wmot.org/post/comb-thrill-and-flop Saturday at about 10:30 in the morning, as New York took a turn for the muggy in what turned out to be anticipation of rain, I climbed the steps to the Metropolitan Museum Of Art and rented one of the audio guide units that hang around your neck on an orange strap. I stayed about five hours, wearing out the battery on the audio unit and turning it in for another, wandering from the Egyptian art into the Temple of Dendur, through European sculptures to Arms and Armor and the American Wing, through Oceania, Africa and the Americas. Mon, 12 May 2014 15:56:48 +0000 Linda Holmes 38435 at http://wmot.org The Comb, The Thrill And The Flop Once More Into The Jaws Of The TV Dinosaur Known As Upfrontasaurus http://wmot.org/post/once-more-jaws-tv-dinosaur-known-upfrontasaurus Next week, the broadcast networks — ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and the CW — will make their upfront presentations in New York. (There are some scattered cable ones too, like ESPN and TNT/TBS.) This is where they present their new shows, in the form of clips and sizzle reels, to advertisers. From a business perspective, it's really important in the same way that any sales pitch is really important: they sell ads, they make money, and when they get the advertising people excited, a show becomes a presumed frontrunner before it even premieres. Wed, 07 May 2014 18:11:16 +0000 Linda Holmes 38256 at http://wmot.org Once More Into The Jaws Of The TV Dinosaur Known As Upfrontasaurus