Sure, Barack Obama won the presidency, but the 2008 elections made Tina Fey a superstar. Fey was already having a tremendous year when John McCain chose Sarah Palin as his running mate.
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Between a steady diet of hit features and chart-topping DVD sales from his '90s sitcom "Martin," the comic wouldn't know anything about an economic downturn.
Though never an awards favorite but reliably popular with its fan base, "How I Met Your Mother" came into its own last season with an arc in which Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and Robin (Cobie…
Winning a second consecutive Emmy for "My Life on the D-List," as Kathy Griffin did in September, was impressive. Winning a second consecutive Emmy after telling Jesus to "suck it," as the comic did…
The guys who nursed low-budget laffer "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" to a hit don't want to be saddled by earth bound projects.
Nobody wanted to see the presidential campaign continue beyond Nov. 4 more than Lorne Michaels. As the grand poobah of "Saturday Night Live," Michaels saw the show earn some of its biggest numbers…
Twenty years after playing a farcically vacant sibling on "Married ... With Children," Christina Applegate has blossomed into a nimble Emmy-nominated leading lady -- and a behind-the-scenes force…
As the half-hour comedy business has cratered on the broadcast webs this decade, Turner Entertainment Networks prexy Steve Koonin has turned TBS into a leading destination for TV laughs.
In 1948, Truman was president, gas was 26¢ a gallon and Don Rickles fired off his first professional insult. Now, at 82 years spry and (still) sassy, the legendary "Merchant of Venom" (who has hurled…
The host of HBO's "Real Time" has been an outspoken voice since "Politically Incorrect" debuted in 1994. But in the most dramatic election year of his professional life, as a majority of the nation…
One week after the CBS dramas stole the spotlight with season highs, it was Fox's turn to shine on Tuesday, as "House" and "Fringe" both won their hours in demos and combined for their highest…