Longform writers embrace opportunities to stretch out and let their characters 'go down blind alleys.'
The majority of the year's TV movies were biopic, posing unique challenges for thier cast.
"Amish Grace," "Hamlet," "Endgame" and "A Dog Named Christmas" could all get a little Emmy love this year.
Many actors would agree: When playing the part of a real-life person, especially someone who has impacted the masses and is still alive, the pressure is on.
Despite the abundance of top-notch series on television, two of them -- "30 Rock" and "Mad Men" -- claimed 80 percent of episodic Emmy writing nominations last year.
The freshman comedies that hit commercially and critically this season shared one common trait: expectation avoidance.
Today's showrunners have many decisions to make, one of the most important being whether to tackle a show solo or bring a like-minded partner onboard to share the job.
TV storytelling has shifted along with its finances, moving from syndication-friendly standalone episodes to extended storylines with the complexities of a novel, suitable for timeshifting or DVD.
Drama actors find it joyous to tap into their characters' inner demons.
Critics and viewers agree that these fellas from this season's rookie or first-time-eligible series proved they can carry the lead or offer generous support whenever it's needed.