"Survivor" might not have been the first reality competition show — depending on whom you ask — but it certainly set the modern standard. It may seem everyday business now, but back in 2000, proving…
If cooking shows have traditionally been about the pros showing the public how it's done, reality TV has slowly been evolving away from that foundation. Today, while many shows still focus on one…
Let everyone else complain about not getting their fair share in Hollywood: The success of Mindy Kaling proves you wrong.
In its four cycles on the air, NBC's "The Voice" has established a mutually beneficial relationship with its six superstar coaches, boosting their brands while using their marquee appeal to supplant…
Choices for Emmy voters in this category grow every year.
At a time in reality TV where producers meddle more and more in the lensing of a program, the directors of competition shows are striving to do the opposite: interfere as little as possible once…
A television pilot is like a first date. It's a sales pitch where a great first impression hopefully sets up weeks — if not years — of loyal companionship. A pilot is shiny, exciting and dressed to…
Partners in prime – indispensable supporting actors and actresses weighed in on their craft at the Variety Emmy Studio.
Tales from the trenches: Scribes talk shop and compare notes at Variety's annual Night in the Writers' Room sesh at the Writers Guild Theater.
Actors can spend years as important cogs in a successful ensemble series, and then find themselves jobless after season upon season of security.
Many series use experts and consultants to make sure their action, whether it's in a courtroom or outer space, is portrayed accurately — though writers take plenty of creative license. But on some…