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…
This isn't how you're supposed to end a show. On the last episode of the now-cancelled TNT cop-drama “Southland,” the character that had become the glue of the gritty program over five seasons, John…
Every year, a gaggle of gagmen and funnywomen set out in pursuit of that holiest of TV grails: the first-person sitcom — a show written around a comedian's distinctive personality. Nothing can curb…
NBC's "Days of Our Lives" took the gold for drama series at the 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday.
Relationships are as important to this year's comedies as straight laffs.
Sex, drama and magical farewells – the most memorable moments in comedy sometimes make you think.