TV writers aren't known for their sunny dispositions and optimism. Indeed, read the vanity-card messages from Chuck Lorre — who's producing four shows for CBS next season — and even he sounds glum…
From the June 11, 2013 issue of Variety
Whether they started out as authors, actors, standup comics or dedicated scripters, this group of TV scribes is definitely on the rise.
A humorless tone and relentlessly noisy aesthetics drag down this heavily hyped, brilliantly marketed tentpole attraction.
The changing of the guard is continuing at Warner Music Group, as Warner Bros. Records prexy-COO Livia Tortella is ankling the company.
One week after a vocal minority of “Game of Thrones” fans vowed to bail on the series after its especially violent “red wedding” episode, the epic fantasy show drew its second-largest audience to…
The fifth installment in Microsoft’s popular “Halo” videogame franchise will arrive on Xbox One in 2014, the company announced Monday during its E3 press conference in Los Angeles. Microsoft also…
After longtime exec producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick were shown the door last week, Fox’s “American Idol” has tapped Per Blankens to executive produce the singing competish for its upcoming…
Alan Perris, chief operating officer of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, will retire at the end of the year after logging eight years with the Academy and its Foundation. Perris announced…
While the back half of 2013 is expected to boast breakout hits, the first part of the year hasn't been encouraging for the videogame industry. Retail sales are down 14%, falling nearly $500 million…
This zippy, bright-minded prequel scarcely needed to exist, yet makes for perfectly agreeable entertainment now that it does
Jerry Bruckheimer would like the Lone Ranger to ride again, positioning the new Johnny Depp starrer as a franchise starter. “Hopefully, the Lone Ranger will continue,” the producer said Sunday at the…