“The Good Wife” is renowned for its stellar casting, and this season doesn’t disappoint: Two-time Emmy winner Margo Martindale has joined the lineup as Ruth Eastman, a political operative who’s been…
From 'Justified' to 'Rectify,' what keeps certain shows off the ballot?
LONDON — Commercial broadcaster ITV has secured exclusive rights in the U.K. to seasons three and four of espionage drama “The Americans.” The series, which received two Emmy nominations last week…
Dwight Eisenhower learned an essential lesson during World War II: "Plans are useless, but planning is essential." In that respect, Ike probably would have made a helluva showrunner. A longform…
The art of showrunning isn't just a singular act as two trios and one duo proved this past season.
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…
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…
Romance has always been the force that drives the PBS period drama "Downton Abbey." This season's most sizzling storyline wasn't about widowed Mary Crawley's (Michelle Dockery) secret getaway with a…
Editors working on several of this year's most intense dramas have found a certain surprising philosophy crucial to their cut: Restraint. Whether wandering through the backstory of a family with a…
"I do not want Paige to die."
"I felt very confident we had made the right dramatic choice there."