TNT pulled in record numbers of viewers for original scripted programming in the last few days, harvesting 7 million people for the premiere of the cop series "The Closer" on Monday and chalking up…
"Gilmore Girls" is coming off a season that dealt with the always wrenching process of daughter Rory emotionally pulling away from her mom -- a storyline played out effectively enough by Graham to…
Hollywood will be dying for laughs next season with "Everybody Loves Raymond" in retirement and no sure-fire sitcom on the horizon.
"Just be blunt," implores "Joey" exec producer Kevin Bright to a reporter beating around the bush, trying to find a way to ask him if he was disappointed by a rookie campaign that averaged 10.2…
NBC's "The Office" enters Emmy season with plenty of hurdles. It's an Americanized version of the beloved British original, facing skeptical comparisons from the start. The show had scarce time to…
What's network comedy's way out of the wilderness? Variety contributor Betsy Boyd went over the map recently with five development execs.
"Desperate Housewives" viewers witnessed five deaths over the course of a season -- one suicide, two murders and another caused by an obsessive homicidal stalker. The stuff of comedy?
Having rolled up seven somewhat inconspicuous seasons -- the last two of which were spent surviving as a lame-duck comedy island on CBS' Wednesday lineup -- "King of Queens" returns to the network's…
"I thought you were going to talk about shows that aren't going to be nominated," quips Bill Lawrence, creator and exec producer of NBC's "Scrubs." Recently stung by the Peacock's decision not to…
Emmy's about to get an extreme comedy makeover. With usual contenders "Friends," "Frasier" and "Sex and the City" history -- and critical fave "Curb Your Enthusiasm" having not aired this season -…
With the departure last season of "Sex and the City" and the lack of any new eligible episodes of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Entourage" is HBO's lone comedy series Emmy contender this season.