Rene Jones, Lake Bell, Keegan-Michael Key and Cobie Smulders
“The Colbert Report,” Comedy Central
Fun Facts: A graduate of Emerson College, he has written and performed comedy at iO West and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, as well as on MTV, Comedy Central and Spike TV. Moreschi joined the show as a writer in 2008.
“It's so hard to split Holmes and Watson. We have a certain obligation to show this historic and important partnership, but that can be hell on Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, who can't be in every single scene.”
“I am amazed now about the level of dialogue about television. … People want to spend more than the hour it takes to watch the show. They really want to think about it, and they want you to write a show that they can spend more time on. And that's really satisfying.”
“Parenthood,” “About a Boy”
“I'm starting the final season of 'Parenthood' now, and the first thing I said to the writers is what a gift this is to be able to give the show an ending. To be able to give the show the ending that you want to give it is great not only for the people doing it, but also for television.”
“Being able to have the end date and knowing that you're finished leaves this really great moment for the writers, because you know exactly what's going to happen, and there's never going to be any stories after that. So you're going to throw everything you have left.”
“Pretty Little Liars”
“When I started writing television, you could not write (it) serialized. It was frowned upon. You never had the luxury of the kind of cliffhangers we do. Now we're very aware that young people do watch these shows four in a row, so we're able to pick up right where we left off, moments later. It's like Scheherazade. It's like this dream that doesn't end. Or a nightmare, depending on your taste.”
“Graceland,” “White Collar”
“I'm very lucky with USA that they've really embraced 'Graceland.' We've got heroin, torture and rape. Characters welcome, right?”
“It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia”
“The one thing you can't pitch, or get anybody to truly understand when reading a script, is tone. That's the single most important aspect of storytelling in our particular medium — getting people to understand the kind of show you want to make. And right now, we have the technology in our pockets to shoot a television show way better than the pilot we shot 10 years ago.”
“Ground Floor,” “Undateable”
“I'm able to have a lot of shows right now. The most fun thing about my career is shepherding young people who have a great voice through what is a tough business, and hopefully give them a safety net. Those shows you're liking are not me; those showrunners are young kids, and I drink their blood and take their money.”
“House of Lies”
“We pull a lot of jokes out, and end up with something that's a hybrid. I wouldn't describe it as a comedy, I wouldn't describe it as a drama. We're really interested in discussing race and the problems of corporate America, and we do it in a comedic context.”
“The Mindy Project”
“Mindy (Kaling) has to act 12 hours a day sometimes … so the job becomes how to balance a writers' room with (her creative voice). Mindy's the auteur, and the rest of us have to get to a position where we're in a mind-meld with her. I basically learned to think like an Indian-American ob-gyn, which has been really valuable to me in my life. I can deliver a baby.”
“Jokes are great, but if you're not careful, comedy is a way of completely avoiding emotion, and I'm really conscious of that when I'm doing my show — do you want to put that joke there or do you want to let the sadness come through? It's good to choose sadness sometimes, as long as you can buffer it with something funny eventually.”
Allison Janney and Matt Bomer both celebrated wins at the Critics' Choice TV Awards
"True Detective" co-stars Matthew McConaughey and Michelle Monaghan inside the Critics' Choice Television Awards.
"Scandal's" Bellamy Young and Michelle Trachtenberg at the Critics' Choice TV Awards
"Fargo" winner Billy Bob Thornton and Cedric the Entertainer backstage at the Critics' Choice TV Awards
CW starlets Kat Graham and Gina Rodriguez at the Critics' Choice Television Awards
HBO's Michael Lombardo, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer get photobombed by Alan Ball at the "True Blood" season 7 premiere party at the Hollywood Roosevelt. Paquin shared some advice after seven seasons on the show: “Don't date vampires — they're bad news.” For more from the premiere, click here.
Anna Paquin poses for the cameras at the "True Blood" final season premiere.
Prince Michael Jackson meets up with Joe Manganiello at the "True Blood" premiere
Carrie Preston, Sam Trammell and Anna Paquin at the Hollywood Roosevelt for the "True Blood" party
Adina Porter, Jessica Clark and Rutina Wesley celebrate the final season of "True Blood"
Ellar Coltrane and Richard Linklater talked about the 12-year process of filming "Boyhood." Coltrane, who began the film at age 6, talked about seeing himself grow up onscreen. “I recently have been able to… it's a lot of me. It's a very mysterious part of life, the way you change over time. It's very intense to see that, but also comforting. Recently I've been able to remove myself from the film and appreciate it as a whole,” he said. “The first couple of times it was waterworks the whole time.” For more from the party, click here.
"Obvious Child" pair Jenny Slate and Gillian Robespierre at the BAMCinemafest opening night party for "Boyhood" at the Skylight One Hanson
Julie Taymor and Darren Aronofsky celebrated at the party for "Boyhood"
Moran Atias, Olivia Wilde and Loan Chabanol at the "Third Person" New York premiere. Wilde praised director Paul Haggis for writing her character dynamically. “He has a lot of respect for women and writes them well.” For more on the premiere, click here.
"Orange Is the New Black" castmembers Pablo Schreiber, Danielle Brooks, Madeline Brewer and Jackie Cruz at the "Third Person" party at the Jimmy at the James Hotel
Producer Michael Nozik, Moran Atias and director Paul Haggis at the "Third Person" party
Creator Ray McKinnon, Adelaide Clemens and executive producer Mark Johnson celebrate SundanceTV's "Rectify" season 2. Clemens raved about McKinnon: "He's Werner Herzog, he's Scorsese; I know I sound crazy but I'm serious, he's incredible. I've worked with Baz Luhrmann, who I consider an auteur, and I think Ray is on that level.” For more from the premiere, click here.
Aden Young and Clayne Crawford at the "Rectify" season 2 premiere party
Olivier Martinez escorts Halle Berry on the red carpet at the premiere of "Extant." Berry talked about adjusting to the pace of shooting for a weekly television series. "We shoot like six to eight pages of dialogue a day, where in film you're lucky if you do one or two. So the pace, I think, is the hardest part for me to short of catch up to," she said. For more from the premiere, click here.
CBS held their party for astronaut show "Extant" under the shadow of the space shuttle Endeavor.
CBS' Nina Tassler greets series star Halle Berry at the "Extant" premiere
Annie Wersching and Hiroyuki Sanada at the "Extant" premiere
Darryl Frank, Greg Walker, Mickey Fisher and Justin Falvey at CBS' "Extant" premiere at the California Science Center
Marisol Thomas, Rob Thomas, Frank Meli, David Burtka, Adam Shankman and Neil Patrick Harris celebrate the Trevor Project at Trevor Live at the Marriott Marquis. Harris talked about the kiss he planted on Burtka at the Tony Awards. “Hedwig kisses some gent every night,” Harris said with a laugh, “and I'm so glad that at the Tonys it got to be David.” For more from the Trevor Live gala, click here.
Tyler Oakley, The Trevor Project's Abbe Land and Ellen Page at Trevor Live
The show's Dyllon Burnside and director Kenny Leon at the opening night party of "Holler If Ya Hear Me." Leon pointed out that the music of Tupac Shakur gets a response from kids who weren't even born when Shakur died. “My kid from 'Raisin in the Sun,' he's about 12, and he's seen it five times,” he said of the young actor in 'Raisin.' “Five times! And he's paid for four of them!” For more from the party, click here.
Sam Rockwell and Vince Vaughn were on hand for opening night of "Holler If Ya Hear Me."
Carol Burnett presented to Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame inductee Kristin Chenoweth.
The Go Go's Charlotte Caffey, Gina Schock, Jane Wiedlin and Belinda Carlisle with conductor Thomas Wilkins
Joe Manganiello brought the dancers of "La Bare" to the premiere and party at Lure. “I never thought my career would take a swing in male entertainment expert, but somehow I'm there,” he laughed. For more from the party, click here.
UTA Foundation Director Rene Jones with co-hosts Lake Bell, Keegan-Michael Key and Cobie Smulders at UTA's annual summer fundraising bash at Herringbone on June 17. The event raised almost $100,000 for UTA's arts and literary programs at LAUSD's University High School.