A new NBC hospital show might have you pondering TV's propensity for producing medical dramas that all look the same after a while.
The show's principal challenge is to make its farfetched premise believable and plausible.
Diversity took center stage Monday night as Emmy awards were bestowed on a wide variety of performers and programs of every stripe.
The action in the premiere episode seems intended to persuade audiences that this is not their grandfather's "Magnum."
The nominees represent what you might call the four types of TV platforms prevalent today -- broadcast networks, basic cable, pay-cable and streaming.
The series is called "The First," and it deals with the first manned mission to the red planet -- a fictional mission, to be sure.
The introduction of a TV series centered around a strong African-American female character was revolutionary in 1968.
CBS today is primarily in the broadcast television business -- operating a network, owning stations and selling syndicated shows.
The ouster of Leslie Moonves from CBS was never in doubt. It was a question of "when," not "if."
Last week, CNN began promoting the upcoming final season of "Parts Unknown," set to get underway later this month.