A cable series about the lives and loves of sexy women in a major city -- how could it not succeed? Showtime brass clearly thought the same, picking up "The L Word" two weeks after its January debut…
Barbara Hall didn't have divine inspiration when penning the pilot of "Joan of Arcadia." In fact, it was a former job that put the concept in her head.
All great dynasties must come to an end. "The West Wing" has won Emmy's drama series statuette four straight years -- every year it has been on the air. But, if listening to TV insiders is any…
Even though Emmy winners "ER," "Law & Order," "The West Wing" and "The Practice" have garnered terrific ratings, drawing a big audience isn't always a factor in determining drama series champs.
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas -- unless you want millions of people to see it. Then you've got to come up with a combo of flash, substance, drama and action to get audiences to tune in every…
Creating a hit drama skein is hard enough. But once a show clicks, the work is just starting. For a showrunner and a network, sustaining a program's success -- and ratings -- is a whole new challenge.
"Nip/Tuck" is the primetime soap opera that ventures where none in daytime has before.
An apocalyptic tale set in the Dust Bowl that blends elements of "Twin Peaks," "The Exorcist" and "The Grapes of Wrath" doesn't seem a good fit for a pay cabler with an acumen for urban-based dramas…
DreamWorks has extended its syndication movie deal with Tribune Entertainment to cover 10 recent titles.
Vet scribes Judd Pillot and John Peaslee ("A Minute With Stan Hooper") have been named showrunner-exec producers on the ABC laffer "8 Simple Rules."