Creating a hit drama skein is hard enough. But once a show clicks, the work is just starting. For a showrunner and a network, sustaining a program's success -- and ratings -- is a whole new challenge.
Asking what makes for a hit drama these days seems to be the million-dollar question.
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…
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The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner1Daily:$1.9M Cumulative:$34.4M Fox -76.03%
A Walk Among the Tombstones
A Walk Among the Tombstones2Daily:$962,590 Cumulative:$13.7M Universal Pictures -67.12%
This Is Where I Leave You
This Is Where I Leave You3Daily:$864,209 Cumulative:$12.4M Warner Brothers -68.56%
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…
An apocalyptic tale set in the Dust Bowl that blends elements of "Twin Peaks," "The Exorcist" and "The Grapes of Wrath" doesn't seem a good fit for a pay cabler with an acumen for urban-based dramas…
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…
Of all the factors that Emmy voters consider when casting ballots in the comedy categories this year, which show is funniest might not enter into the picture.
As primetime comedy enters a down cycle, two shows aim to fill the void. "Arrested Development" creator Mitch Hurwitz is still so happy that Fox renewed his show for a second year that he can't think…
Some of TV's most memorable music has been written for half-hour comedies: Think Earle Hagen's whistling intro for "The Andy Griffith Show," Vic Mizzy's kooky, spooky harpsichord in "The Addams…