While single-camera comedies are more expensive to produce than traditional sitcoms, the widespread adoption of digital production is making the production technique a bit more affordable.
With the imminent departure of "Friends," "Frasier" and "Sex and the City," are we in for a long dry spell without smart, funny, Emmy-worthy sitcoms?
In fall 2001, after seven hit seasons, some critics grumbled that "Friends" -- the anchor of NBC's Must See TV Thursday night -- was becoming Musty TV. But then a funny thing happened -- actually, a…
When Variety approached me to write a story about my first experience as an Emmy winner, I was quite flattered. The first thing I did when I hung up the phone was make a list of all the people they…
Anthony LaPaglia, Simon Baker and Poppy Montgomery are just a few of the Australian actors now making their mark on American TV.
While his title character in the FX frosh series "Lucky" is a departure from the Mr. Right roles he's become known for in "Sex and the City" and "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," the part really isn't that…
For the past two decades, CCH Pounder has built an impressive oeuvre studded with roles befitting a worldly thesp, one who received an education in London and helped set up a cultural museum in…
It's ironic that Poppy Montgomery, who plays Samantha Spade on the CBS detective skein "Without a Trace," is better known in the U.S. than in her native Australia.
It's no secret that in the minds of actors, TV has long been considered a second-class option when compared to the prestige of film work. But there are several actors giving exceptional performances…
You'd never guess from all the days shooting "Boomtown" on the streets of L.A. that Donnie Wahlberg was anti-Laker.
Oftentimes, Cheryl Hines has no idea what is going on, nor does she know whether something is funny or not. This has benefited her greatly in her portrayal as Larry David's wife on HBO's wickedly…