Science fiction and fantasy shows hold a special place in TV history. Who can think of the 1950s without "The Twilight Zone," the 1960s without "Star Trek," or the 1990s without "The X-Files"?
In this age of cable and immeasurable entertainment options, the risk of airing expensive, meaningful minis like "Roots," "The Thorn Birds" or "Shogun" gives networks reason for pause. Emmys are…
Looking back and judging all the miniseries and telepics shown in the past Emmy season is a much more daunting task than say, picking the contenders in the comedy skein category. Here are some of the…
Perhaps thanks to the honoree, Wednesday's American Film Institute life achievement award presentation to Tom Hanks achieved the perfect balance between career retrospective and heartfelt…
"It's not TV, it's HBO," the pay cable station claims proudly. And the mantra's proving to be a successful lure for independent film directors to helm some of the edgiest and idiosyncratic…
While network telepics have generally receded into the mists of time, there are still TV movies that can artistically compete with those of the silver screen.
Ever since HBO re-energized the genre with "From the Earth to the Moon" in 1998, there has been industry debate over what constitutes a miniseries. Can a story told over several weeks, 10 in the case…
HBO's "The Laramie Project" and "The Stranger Inside," and Showtime's "The Believer" and "Things Behind the Sun" are just a few of this year's notable telepics whose beginnings took root at film…
Adapting popular modern novels for television may be a daunting task, but many believe that the longform small-screen format allows literary properties to breathe more naturally and with less…
Whether it's about a celebrity, TV fave or historical figure, if it's got a good hook, you'll probably see it among the upcoming season's batch of movies and miniseries.