About halfway through this year's Emmy Awards, it became clear that the producers were sort of irritated they had to interrupt their variety show with, you know, awards. And that seemed to color the…
Primetime: What Would You Do?
“Breaking Bad” was the one who knocked. The night that its penultimate episode was airing on AMC, the show of the moment won its first drama series Emmy. “Holy crap,” exec producer Vince Gilligan…
Producing a hit TV show is no easy feat. Producing four hit shows across three networks and a variety of genres is a Herculean task.
That “Glee” star Cory Monteith will be among an exclusive group of actors getting a special memorial tribute at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday was to be expected given the industry and its fans…
CNN topper Jeff Zucker's plans for the network might be summed up by the following: Everything needs to change, but much of it is going to remain the same. In a brief but wide-ranging interview at a…
Nobody can blame NBC for finding an excuse to preempt “Siberia” — in this case, to air a special about the birth of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s baby. Naturally, ABC announced plans for its…
Fox News Channel has long burnished slogans such as "Fair and Balanced" and "We Report, You Decide." But it may just as well have used this old chestnut: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." For years…
ABC slam-dunked the competition last week as the opening two games of the NBA Finals lifted the net to its third demo victory in the last four weeks. The hoops action may have been down from last…
"A Teacher" star Will Brittain, who plays the title character's teenage object of affection, has signed with Paradigm, where he'll be repped by Ida Ziniti and Ryan Bartlett.
ABC is countering comedy blocks just announced by Fox and NBC with new laffers of its own.
Across broadcast and cable, these exec producers steer their shows to ratings and critical glory. Here's how they do it. . .