The biggest event in PBS' fall season began with a simple idea. Martin Scorsese asked Alex Gibney if he'd want to help produce a single film about the blues directed by Charles Burnett.
On the CBS series "Joan of Arcadia," Amber Tamblyn's 16-year-old alter ego Joan Girardi thinks she just might be crazy. She has daily conversations with God; sees things that nobody else can, and…
It's all about the ladies. Four talkshows coming out of the gate feature women with the gift of gab. Two of the biggest names -- Ellen DeGeneres and Sharon Osbourne -- have been the subject of some…
When Al Madrigal walked in to audition for the comedy "The Ortegas" he realized he was a longshot.But look who's laughing now. Madrigal stars in "The Ortegas," Fox's adaptation of the International…
Never mind about last year, ABC execs say. The Alphabet web launched its shows last fall with a surprising amount of momentum -- only to see that growth spurt fade by midseason. Poor scheduling…
In the new ABC sitcom "I'm With Her," David Sutfcliffe plays the shy, everyman boyfriend of a movie star. Having only briefly tasted the spotlight himself Sutcliffe says he's used to the anonymity.
While the broadcast nets have yet to entirely concede the longform business to cable, the telepics and miniseries remaining on the webs have an increasingly cable feel.
Leslie Moonves feels good about the Eye's fall prospects -- really good. The CBS chairman-CEO isn't known for understatement, and nobody in the TV biz has a better game face.
The nation's TV critics haven't written off the new fall season ... yet. But few of this season's frosh shows have given critics reason to stand up and cheer, even as they find plenty of new skeins…
The race of 39 new series to locate an audience is about to begin. Here are some key observations you may or may not know about the primetime landscape this fall.
If Olivia Wilde wrote a book on getting a series, it might be called, "Going From Boarding School to TV in a Few Measured Steps." While she didn't walk out of Massachusetts' Phillips Academy Andover…