When "Ugly Betty" debuted in September, critics (including Variety's Brian Lowry) likened it to "The Devil Wears Prada," questioning whether the show could find its own identity. Then came the soap…
New shows often have to fight for Emmy notice, but the job gets even harder when you don't make it to a second season. That's the burden facing several members of the frosh class of 2006-07. While…
As more networks flee from running original movies and miniseries, HBO's lock on the genre appears even more secure. The broadcast webs (not counting PBS) have long abandoned the form, save a few…
Faced with the prospect of a 12-hour miniseries about slavery that featured nudity, violence and a primarily black cast -- with the exception of a few big-name white actors added in as a marketing…
Mystery, horror pics in Emmy's contender mix.
As "Will and Grace" wrapped its eighth and final season last year, Debra Messing promised herself a break from acting, for at least six months. Weeks later, when a thick script for "The Starter Wife"…
Sarah Chalke's hiatus from "Scrubs" was half over when the script for "Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy" arrived at her door last year.
"Our intentions were never political in any way," "The Path to 9/11" executive producer Marc Platt says about the ABC miniseries that caused a media firestorm when it premiered last September.
For Matthew Perry, TNT's "The Ron Clark Story" was all about upending notions of him as the class clown, a persona that began in grade school and eventually became part of popular culture by way of…
Jim Broadbent has no trouble remembering the murder trials of Myra Hindley and Ian Brady, two child killers whose exploits rocked Britain in the 1960s. So it's understandable why Broadbent might have…