BBC's Infidelity Soap Opera "Mistresses"

Of the all things "mistresses" has going for it, originality isn't one of them. Wives' husbands and husbands' wives slink away for scandalous trysts. Shocking secrets come to light.

Joshua Alston: Six Ways to Fix the Gramn Dammys

Last night, as the 51st Annual Grammy Awards were airing, I was staring intently at the screen. Not the television, my laptop, so I could keep up to date on the latest breaking news on Chris Brown and Rihanna.

'Trust Me:' Isn't It Bromantic?

In TBS's new dramedy "Trust Me," Eric McCormack, formerly America's favorite gay man on "Will & Grace," plays Mason McGuire, a conscientious professional trying to work on his relationship with his partner, Conner (Tom Cavanagh.) Before you start thinking McCormack has been typecast, I'll have you know that Mason is happily married.

Fox's "24" Has Overstayed Its Welcome

Two years ago, I was so keyed up for the four-hour season premiere of "24" that I couldn't wait until the big night. Instead, I badgered a co-worker until he gave me his advance copy and I stayed up all night watching it.

Katey Sagal Rocks in FX's "Sons of Anarchy"

The old conventional wisdom held that there were no substantive, red-meat roles for actresses of a certain age. Try telling that to Katey Sagal, 54, one of the many tough, gorgeous and, yes, older women holding the television airwaves in their manicured grips.In FX's "Sons of Anarchy," Sagal plays Gemma Morrow, the treacherous matriarch of a California biker gang.

'True Blood' and the Lost Art of Opening Credits

Even as American TV has evolved, one of its most charming aspects—the title sequence—has become scarce. To save precious seconds, many shows have jettisoned opening credits in favor of a brief flash of a logo, à la "Lost." It's a shame.

A Place On 'The Black List'

After The Washington Post ran a series of surveys and stories called "Being a Black Man" in 2006, comedian Bill Cosby lambasted the project for being too rosy. "I'm not interested in hearing that things aren't as bad as they seem," Cosby told an audience.

TV: Why I'm Sick of 'Dirty Jobs'

From "Dirty Jobs" to "Deadliest Catch," "Ax Men" to "Ice Road Truckers," the airwaves are overrun by TV shows about people—er, men—with dangerous, physical, soot-collar jobs.