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…
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…
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…
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.
Does anyone seriously think that "Saturday Night Live" is consistently funny anymore? Up until recently it was usually good for five minutes.
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…