Cries from the critics bemoaning the demise of traditional situation comedies now that "Friends" and "Frasier" have finished their long network runs seem somewhat beside the point. These days the…
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…
Daily Variety polled a quintet of Emmy-winning and/or nominated writers on what inspires their humor. The only consensus? That the funny business, certainly, is a uniquely funny sort of business.
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…
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.
The hottest new sitcom directors tend to have one thing in common: a seriously twisted approach to reviving that dying TV genre. Kill its conventions.
When CBS backed out of airing network TV's most anticipated miniseries of the season, Showtime jumped at the chance.
When the remake of "Helter Skelter" aired on CBS in May, viewers weren't able to hear the screams in 5.1 surround sound, nor were they privy to the director's commentary.
Last year, TNT's "Door to Door," a made-for-TV movie about a mild-mannered salesman who overcomes his disability, triumphed over broadcast and pay cable competition, winning six trophies at the Emmys.
Having hit a low-water mark in 2003 with only three Emmy noms in the major longform categories between them -- all belonging to CBS -- the broadcast nets probably aren't looking for a big turnaround…