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.
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…
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…
When CBS backed out of airing network TV's most anticipated miniseries of the season, Showtime jumped at the chance.