The Good Wife: a stylish period drama about now

Beloved US political/legal drama The Good Wife is coming to an end. Rumours abounded that it would conclude when its husband-and-wife creators Robert(...)

 Viceland’s  Creative Director Spike Jonze with Balls Deep host Thomas Morton. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for A+E Networks)

The launch of Viceland is near, and the trailer for Vice’s new 24-hour cable channel makes most other outlets’ programming look lame. The channel, (...)

Idris Elba holds his two Screen Actors Guild awards  in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

“Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to diverse TV,” Idris Elba joked on stage after winning twice at Saturday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, where minority (...)

Game of Thrones: Line of interlinking Beech trees known on the show as the Dark Hedges were damaged by Storm Gertrude

A DUP Minister has called a meeting of a special preservation group to try to devise a means of safeguarding a tunnelled avenue of beech trees that fe(...)

It’s a post-Empire world. The huge success of Lee Daniels and Danny Strong’s soap opera about Empire Entertainment has opened the studio door for oth(...)

‘The Affair’ actor Joshua Jackson and writer/producer Sarah Treem are pictured arriving at a Hollywood party following the Showtime drama’s 2015 Golden Globe win.  Photograph: Reuters

Sky has signed a licensing deal with US media giant CBS that gives it exclusive rights to content from the CBS-owned Showtime network in several Euro(...)

Saoirse Ronan arrives for the British Independent Film Awards   in December. “In terms of acting talent, it’s almost ridiculous the extent to which Irish male and female actors punch above their weight internationally.” Photograph: Will Oliver

Before the Oscar nominations are revealed this week, it is impossible not to assume multiple nominations for the Irish. When that happens, you have to(...)

Sarah Greene as May Lacy in ‘Rebellion’: the drama debuted  to positive critical reception. Photograph: RTÉ/Patrick Redmond

Period drama Rebellion may return to RTÉ screens for a second and third series as part of plans by the broadcaster to extend the number of hours of d(...)

A dragon perches on the shoulder of Danaerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), ‘The Mother of Dragons’ in Game of Thrones.  Photograph: Reuters

Game of Thrones series author George RR Martin has missed the deadline that would have allowed the sixth novel in his fantasy series to be published b(...)

Skellig Michael, which features in the imminent “Star Wars: the Force Awakens”. Photograph:  Don MacMonagle

The 1916 Easter Rising commemorations and Star Wars both loom large in the tourism marketing calendar in the months ahead. But which will draw more vi(...)