What's network comedy's way out of the wilderness? Variety contributor Betsy Boyd went over the map recently with five development execs.
Hollywood will be dying for laughs next season with "Everybody Loves Raymond" in retirement and no sure-fire sitcom on the horizon.
"Desperate Housewives" viewers witnessed five deaths over the course of a season -- one suicide, two murders and another caused by an obsessive homicidal stalker. The stuff of comedy?
The sitcom is still dead -- at least, for this fall. Heading into last month's upfront presentations, some industry observers had hoped that development season would yield a bumper crop of new…
Emmy's about to get an extreme comedy makeover. With usual contenders "Friends," "Frasier" and "Sex and the City" history -- and critical fave "Curb Your Enthusiasm" having not aired this season -…
Showtime entered the faux Hollywood game with "Fat Actress," and while the reviews were mixed, it brought Kirstie Alley back to the small screen in a, er, big way.
Attrition and poor recruiting have thinned the ranks from which Emmy will choose its outstanding comedy series this year. In terms of TV laughs, perhaps the more interesting race will take place in…
Having rolled up seven somewhat inconspicuous seasons -- the last two of which were spent surviving as a lame-duck comedy island on CBS' Wednesday lineup -- "King of Queens" returns to the network's…
Every 20 years, the sitcom dies. Only a few million viewers tune in. Newspapers run obits. Networks panic. Then a slam-dunk -- a "Cosby Show" or "Friends" -- falls from the heavens. Newspaper…
"Gilmore Girls" is coming off a season that dealt with the always wrenching process of daughter Rory emotionally pulling away from her mom -- a storyline played out effectively enough by Graham to…
NBC's "The Office" enters Emmy season with plenty of hurdles. It's an Americanized version of the beloved British original, facing skeptical comparisons from the start. The show had scarce time to…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
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