Sure, there had been tons of cop shows prior to "NYPD Blue," but nowhere in those earlier incarnations could an alcoholic detective be found telling the district attorney, "Listen to this, you pissy…
Once upon a time, there were three beautiful women -- and they helped change TV forever.
Aaron Sorkin is looking for a Tootsie Roll. He's midway through a telephone interview with a reporter, and for a moment at least, his mind isn't completely focused on the question at hand. It's not…
Daily Variety asked several dozen TV critics across the nation to register their opinion on hourlong dramas throughout the history of the medium.
What do these ladies -- some dowrnight evil, some just hard-nosed -- have in common: an ability to whip the bad guys in a fair fight. Let's get ready to rumble!
We love to hate. Unscrupulous, incorrigible, bad-to-the-bone characters -- whether it's a neo-Nazi prisoner or a rotten boss -- make every skein more fun.
Reagan. Martha Quinn. McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney & Kuzak. Forever etched in minds as icons of the 1980s, "L.A. Law" took the me-first attitude of the decade -- added a little California sun and sex…
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There's plenty of reasons someone would want to pitch their drama skein straight to a pay cable network.
James Gandolfini was on the upswing. He had excellent supporting turns in "True Romance," "Get Shorty" and "A Civil Action" and was being noticed by critics when he shot the pilot for "The Sopranos"…
Nobody is going to mistake the "Perry Mason" theme for a Motown hit.