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'Archer' Will No Longer Refer to Spy Agency as ISIS

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The FX animated series Archer will no longer be referring to its spy agency as "ISIS," due to the fact it is the name of the real militant group in Syria and Iraq. They've called the fictional spy agency ISIS since the show started in 2010, but they recently decided that it was no longer appropriate. The creators told The Daily Beast they removed it "quietly," and that they didn't do i... more

Santa Fe Courthouse Featured in USA TV Pilot

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A vacant Santa Fe courthouse was transformed this week into a U.S. Embassy in the Middle East, thanks to the magic of television. Crews have been filming in downtown Santa Fe for the USA Network pilot, "Stanistan," the Santa Fe New Mexican reported ( ). The dramedy follows CIA officers, State Dep... more

'Homeland' Gets a 'Major Reset' for Season 4

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Perhaps no other show on the air has experienced such whiplash-inducing extremes of praise and criticism as "Homeland," a program that's become a cautionary tale about the dangers of creating ambitious television in an era of relentless scrutiny and ever-increasing expectations. A critical darling and instant sensation when it premiered in 2011, the Showtime series had, by the end of its third season... more

New 'NCIS' Spinoff Sets Up Shop in New Orleans

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The newest members of the "NCIS" TV franchise understand the importance of family roots. The stars and producers of "NCIS: New Orleans" are hoping that viewers loyal to the CBS hits "NCIS" and "NCIS: Los Angeles" will embrace their version. But they also are betting that the drama's setting, one of America's most distinctive cities, will exert its own magic. The se... more

PBS' 'Shelter Me' Puts At-Risk Pets in Limelight

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Any animal can end up at a public shelter, but most of them won't stay long. There, millions of dogs and cats face euthanasia, driving one filmmaker to turn his camera into a lifesaver. Workers at several of the shelters, where no animal is turned away, say pets have a champion in Steven Latham , who directs and produces a PBS series called "Shelter Me," featuring animals that are running out ... more

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