As the Big Four networks prepare to unveil their fall schedules, it's always fun to play armchair programmer. And when the same person schedules all four, you avoid silly things like we saw last year…
Shonda Rhimes Pilot Casting
Exec producers steer smallscreen ships. . .
Though much has been made in recent years of film stars migrating to starring roles on the smallscreen, the familiar names in this year's pilot casting continue to come mainly from the TV world.
The major nets are starting to home in on their 2012 pilot orders. NBC and ABC gave out a flurry of greenlights Friday evening, with more to come this week.
Across broadcast and cable, these exec producers steer their shows to ratings and critical glory. Here's how they do it. . .
We've all seen it: the billboard touting a new TV show with a diverse cast of characters - Latino, African-American, Asian, white and so on. But this all-inclusive rainbow casting doesn't always…
Summaries of series for sale internationally
"Lost" may be off the air, but its memory lingers on with cast members and scribes spread across the dial in the upcoming TV season.
As new ABC Entertainment prexy Paul Lee hashes out his first fall lineup for the Alphabet, insiders have tabbed four drama pilots -- "Pan Am," "Once Upon a Time," "Good Christian Bitches" and…
Jenna Elfman, Don Johnson, Poppy Montgomery, Jaime Pressly and Christina Ricci are among the growing list of familiar names taking on projects as the 2011 network pilot season races into production.
There are no sure things during pilot season -- except J.J. Abrams' "Undercovers."