There certainly hadn't been anything like "Hill Street Blues" when it debuted on NBC in January 1981, at a time when police shows were four acts of clear-cut bad guys and one usually heroic…
It was a night of triumph for the underdogs. Twenty-five years ago, Emmy voters handed out nearly a dozen awards to two groundbreaking series that were set in gritty urban workplaces and populated by…
Critics cheered the final season of "The West Wing," but the show went out with an audience of about half its peak. That's hardly surprising though, since there seems to be a window of opportunity…
If all goes as planned, this year's crop of Emmy nominees should include a few surprises. After years of seeing the same shows and thesps up for the same awards -- and another crop of actors and…
In its bid to increase its share of the U.S. Latino marketplace, Lionsgate has tapped homevid vet Arturo Chavez to serve as director of Spanish-language programming.
Standing on the podium with Emmy in hand and addressing your colleagues would rank as a career highlight among any TV professional. But what does it bring, in practical terms? Higher ratings? More…
Craig Thomas and I became writers because it seemed like fun. I imagine that's why anyone does it. You come up with an idea -- in our case, the idea was a show called "How I Met Your Mother" -- and…
Dominic Monaghan was coming off the megahit franchise "Lord of the Rings" when he was cast in Touchstone's island castaways pilot "Lost" a couple of years back.
Anthony Zuiker is one of the most creative guys I know, and one of the people I most respect in Hollywood. So I'll let him make my argument. The pilot for "CSI" was a serial. It was a two-parter…
Awards shows are all about peer acknowledgment, but there are plenty of shows for which no amount of critical acclaim or popularity seems able to earn a spot at the podium on Emmy night.