Narrowing his focus to one virtually free-standing section of John Irving's sprawling novel, "A Widow for One Year," writer-director Tod Williams may have radically altered the perspective of the…
In second year, kudofest focuses on pace as it tries to find its place
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…
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.
"Nip/Tuck" is the primetime soap opera that ventures where none in daytime has before.
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…
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…