If there's a pecking order among television directors, figuring out who's on top isn't hard. "There's Jimmy Burrows," one prominent small-screen agent says. "And then there's everybody else. He's the…
Inspirations: “I’d have to go as far back as ‘Northern Exposure’ and ‘Picket Fences,’ two shows in which it was deceivingly difficult to strike the bell in maintaining a quirky tone that is funny and…
A discussion about the reality in television's so-called reality programming these days sounds like a college seminar in Philosophy 101.
Cynics call it stunting. Producers call it making the show interesting. Viewers can tell when it's coming, every November, February and May -- those precious, dreaded, coveted, anticipated sweeps…
Today's writers of television drama can be merciless with their lead characters, forcing them into dilemmas so extreme they can only be called moral contortions.
CBS has purchased rights to "American Terrorist: Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City Bombing," and will use the book by Lou Michel and Dan Herbeck as the basis for a miniseries about the most…
"The Simpsons" are coming to DVD. On Sept. 25, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment will release an elaborate boxed set of the first season of the 10-year-old program that is TV's longest-running…
Twentieth Television's first local roll-out experiment under the leadership of prexy/chief operations officer Bob Cook worked as planned. The Fox syndie arm has set up a national lineup starting in…
Fox has ordered the Chuck Lorre interactive laffer "Nathan's Choice" for midseason and is closing in on a deal for the Paramount/20th Century Fox TV-produced "Andy Richter Controls the Universe."
The Dutch arm of SBS Broadcasting and Veronica Broadcasting Organization (VOO) have pulled out of a planned joint venture to run SBS's new channel V8.