The program relies heavily on improvisation, while making do on a limited budget. Most episodes consist of short pieces, but this season, the program tested a story arc in which the two main…
From the August 13, 2013 issue of Variety
What started as seemingly innocent "Diva Week," paying tribute to artists known as divas, became one of the most shocking episodes in "Glee" history. Among other twists, Finn Hudson (Cory Monteith)…
"Friends" co-creator David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik's Showtime comedy is a takedown of the backstabbing Hollywood power players who are too narcissistic to realize their own vulnerability. To wit…
Directing the now Emmy-nominated "Modern Family" episode "Arrested" may have been a dream come true for Gail Mancuso, but it dealt with a parent's -- modern or not -- nightmare. It found Sarah…
The announcement that billionaire Jeff Bezos is buying the Washington Post -- for $250 million, less than 1% of the Amazon patriarch's net worth -- set off a predictable flurry of front-page coverage…
Ever had a hard time leaving a job you love? Imagine being Greg Daniels. The "Office" creator was tasked with penning the show's finale and finding suitable endings for these beloved characters.
Who needs to invest in a scripted spinoff when all viewers really want is to hear chatter about their favorite program on an aftershow?
At first glance, this year's slate of laffer helmers seems to be a distinctly modern bunch.
Way back in 1995, Lorne Michaels took a chance on a young director and put Beth McCarthy-Miller in charge of "Saturday Night Live." So it's kismet that former "SNL" writers Tina Fey and Robert…
On the "Boardwalk Empire" team, helmer Tim Van Patten bats leadoff and cleanup, since he's handed all the opening and final episodes. Exec producer Martin Scorsese threw out the first pitch with the…