Sometimes you just need a wicked witch soaking in a big tub of blood or a fork to the back of the head to drive a drama home. Today's TV writers and producers are no longer limited to depicting…
When "Mad Men" debuted in 2007, the term “bingeing” referred to Don Draper's drinking habits. By the time AMC's iconic drama reached its conclusion in May, things had changed considerably. The…
Christine Baranski has earned five consecutive Emmy noms as legal eagle Diane Lockhart on CBS' "The Good Wife." But before she joined the drama, she was better known to smallscreen auds as a crack…
Sundance's 'Rectify,' Pivot's 'Fortitude' and WGN's America's 'Manhattan' enter the Emmy season fracas.
"Vee's too scary for me to watch."
FX's Reagan-era spy drama "The Americans" featured one of the most disturbing stories of this television season — and no, it wasn't the one where a man was doused in gasoline and burned alive. Nor…
Sometimes sound work means finding a way to recreate a time period. Sometimes it means bringing the spectral to life. With Showtime's "Penny Dreadful," it means both. "The pilot, and all of 'Penny…
"In that orgy scene in the hotel, it was like I was sleeping, it felt like a dream I was having."
You could almost hear the music as Queen Latifah joined Taraji P. Henson in Variety's Actors on Actors studio for a candid conversation about their groundbreaking roles — one as blues singer Bessie…
"Nothing ever gets old if you are an artist."
For years, the prevailing wisdom in television was that people's ability to bond with a series depended on characters' likability. Viewers enjoyed spending time with Andy Griffith or Dick Van Dyke…