Why So Many 50-Plus Actors Got Emmy Nods

More than 40 actors who are 50 and older are among the anointed ones nominated for Emmys this year. With the 66th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards coming Monday, Aug. 25, here are five reasons so many veterans got nominations. 1. Oscar-winning movie actors have moved to TV. Jessica Lange, Jon Voight, Ellen Burstyn. It will look like a 1970s’ Academy Awards ceremony, not the 2014 Emmys, when they and others of their era trip down the red carpet Monday night. Those movie stars, …

A&E’s ‘Coma’ Remake Delivers Big Chills

Tired of feeling hot and sticky this weekend?  Well, there are big chills guaranteed if you tune into A&E’s four-hour “Coma” tomorrow and Tuesday nights (Sept. 3 and 4). You may remember the 1978 medical thriller starring Genevieve Bujold and Michael Douglas, directed by Michael Crichton.  This time around, an acting A Team including Geena Davis, Richard Dreyfuss, James Woods and Ellen Burstyn surrounds sleuthing med student Lauren Ambrose (“Six Feet Under”) and her teaching doctor/love interest, Steven Pasquale (“Rescue …

A&E’s ‘Coma’ Remake Delivers Big Chills

Tired of feeling hot and sticky this weekend?  Well, there are big chills guaranteed if you tune into A&E’s four-hour “Coma” tomorrow and Tuesday nights (Sept. 3 and 4). You may remember the 1978 medical thriller starring Genevieve Bujold and Michael Douglas, directed by Michael Crichton.  This time around, an acting A Team including Geena Davis, Richard Dreyfuss, James Woods and Ellen Burstyn surrounds sleuthing med student Lauren Ambrose (“Six Feet Under”) and her teaching doctor/love interest, Steven Pasquale (“Rescue …

Good TV This Week: Sigourney Weaver Gets ‘Political’

Anyone looking forward to scathing wit or incisive drama from a program touted as a “Limited Series Event” — one rich with Oscar and Emmy winners in its pedigree, no less — had better dial down their expectations before watching “Political Animals.”  However, this dishy, inside-the-Beltway USA summer soap with Sigourney Weaver as a Hillary Clintonesque former First Lady-turned-Secretary of State just might hook you in spite of its occasional attacks of cringe-worthy dialogue and other flaws.   Premiering tonight, …