In the beginning and on the surface, it was a glossy teen sudser set in the upper tax brackets of Southern California. Almost a year later, "The OC" has emerged as a critical and ratings darling for…
Who says all the real TV drama these days happens on reality shows? You can have your Omarosa breakdowns or "Survivor" sexual harassment claims. Scripted dramas still have the power to move, frighten…
Asking what makes for a hit drama these days seems to be the million-dollar question.
A cable series about the lives and loves of sexy women in a major city -- how could it not succeed? Showtime brass clearly thought the same, picking up "The L Word" two weeks after its January debut…
Barbara Hall didn't have divine inspiration when penning the pilot of "Joan of Arcadia." In fact, it was a former job that put the concept in her head.
All great dynasties must come to an end. "The West Wing" has won Emmy's drama series statuette four straight years -- every year it has been on the air. But, if listening to TV insiders is any…
Even though Emmy winners "ER," "Law & Order," "The West Wing" and "The Practice" have garnered terrific ratings, drawing a big audience isn't always a factor in determining drama series champs.
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas -- unless you want millions of people to see it. Then you've got to come up with a combo of flash, substance, drama and action to get audiences to tune in every…
When David Milch was co-creating "NYPD Blue" with Steven Bochco in 1993, the pair saw it as an opportunity to push boundaries, while keeping true to the job of the men and women in blue. Network…
Forbidden pasts and unlived futures are intimately entwined and judiciously unraveled in Kiwi meller. Adapted from the celebrated 1972 local novel by Maurice Gee, this feature bow by writer-director…
Most costume designers working on episodic comedies have little time to glance over their shoulders at Emmy history, but when they do, Bob Mackie's shadow looms large.