The New Pope debuts on HBO Monday, January 13th. There's an argument to be made that Catholicism is to Paolo Sorrentino's The Young/New Pope television series as Media is to Succession, as Oil was to Dallas and Dynasty, as Wine was to Falcon Crest, as McMansions are to the Real Housewives. Which is to say: merely the setting, the ostensible backdro...

Italian TV continues to make it big around the world. Some of its most popular telly exports are sold to eager stations around the world. Many of these have been on the screen for quite some time, while other newcomers have made quite an impact in their timeframes. Here's my guide to some of the best known Italian TV programmes around today! Inspec...

Al via la terza edizione di "Meraviglie - La penisola dei tesori", il seguitissimo programma condotto da Alberto Angela, che sarà trasmesso anche su Rai Italia. Quattro le puntate di questa nuova stagione, che costituiscono un viaggio tra opere, luoghi, sistemi di vita assolutamente particolari che testimoniano la creatività e l’ingegno dei nostri...

Back in the Noughties, it was the series that everyone talked about. Such was the power of The Sopranos that it even managed to put long-forgotten 70s rockers like Boston and Journey back in the charts. And now, thanks to streaming services and the way people watch television these days — even though the cameras stopped rolling in 2007 — the series...

The creator of the longest-running cooking show on national television will return to her alma mater this year — St. Mary’s High School. Mary Ann Esposito and her husband, Guy, are 1960 graduates of St. Mary’s High School in Lancaster. She is the creator, host and chef of the nationally televised PBS series, “Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito,” wh...

Italian broadcaster RAI have announced the 24 artists set to compete at this year’s Sanremo Music Festival. The winner will have the opportunity to represent Italy in Rotterdam at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Sanremo 2020 (Festival di Sanremo) will be celebrating it’s 70th edition, to be broadcast from 4th to 8th February 2020 live from the Ar...

The Two Popes” stars Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce as Pope Benedict XVI and the soon-to-be Pope Francis, respectively. Directed by Fernando Meirelles, the Netflix movie imagines a number of enlightening conversations that may have taken place between them in 2012, months before their unprecedented transfer of power within the Catholic Church....

Three years ago, Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Young Pope” crash-landed onto American airwaves. The Italian auteur’s series, which envisioned a sharp-tongued New Yorker bringing the Holy See to heel, was so surreal that it tended to elicit responses of confusion and revulsion from mainstream observers, but for those on its wavelength, it was both an aptl...

In early 1964, a short piece in the San Francisco Chronicle mentioned that local jazz composer and pianist Vince Guaraldi would write the music for a TV film about Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts newspaper strip: a documentary to be titled A Man Called Charlie Brown. The April 1964 issue of San Francisco magazine gave additional details. The planned 60...

Netflix is bringing back the seedy underbelly of the stand-up world with The Degenerates season 2 in December. Adrienne Iapalucci is the comedian to watch among the lineup of cynical and politically incorrect comics. If you haven’t checked out this comedian’s scathing sarcasm yet, our Adrienne Iapulucci wiki is the primer you need before binging on...