Drama’s New Wave

Groundbreaking skeins change face of genre

Cops, docs and lawyers had to make room last year for some unusual competition. How about a college student/double agent with the responsibility of keeping the world safe? Or a president, afflicted with multiple sclerosis, running for re-election? Or a family of morticians? A new wave of innovative showrunners is pushing the content envelope and taking the genre to places it hasn’t been before — and audiences are riveted. What’s more, this next generation of drama, both on cable and broadcast, is changing the way networks do business.

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    'Ransom' Renewed by CBS for Season 3

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  • Anderson Cooper

    Anderson Cooper Slams Trump-Putin Presser as 'Disgraceful'

    Cops, docs and lawyers had to make room last year for some unusual competition. How about a college student/double agent with the responsibility of keeping the world safe? Or a president, afflicted with multiple sclerosis, running for re-election? Or a family of morticians? A new wave of innovative showrunners is pushing the content envelope and […]

  • Vince Gilligan

    'Breaking Bad' Creator Vince Gilligan Sets New Deal With Sony Pictures Television

    Cops, docs and lawyers had to make room last year for some unusual competition. How about a college student/double agent with the responsibility of keeping the world safe? Or a president, afflicted with multiple sclerosis, running for re-election? Or a family of morticians? A new wave of innovative showrunners is pushing the content envelope and […]

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    Cardi B, Beyonce, Jay-Z Lead 2018 MTV VMA Nominations

    Cops, docs and lawyers had to make room last year for some unusual competition. How about a college student/double agent with the responsibility of keeping the world safe? Or a president, afflicted with multiple sclerosis, running for re-election? Or a family of morticians? A new wave of innovative showrunners is pushing the content envelope and […]

  • San Diego Comic Con Preview 2017

    Variety Announces Comic-Con Studio and Kick-Off Party With YouTube

    Cops, docs and lawyers had to make room last year for some unusual competition. How about a college student/double agent with the responsibility of keeping the world safe? Or a president, afflicted with multiple sclerosis, running for re-election? Or a family of morticians? A new wave of innovative showrunners is pushing the content envelope and […]

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    Our Staff Picks: TV Shows to Watch the Week of July 16, 2018

    Cops, docs and lawyers had to make room last year for some unusual competition. How about a college student/double agent with the responsibility of keeping the world safe? Or a president, afflicted with multiple sclerosis, running for re-election? Or a family of morticians? A new wave of innovative showrunners is pushing the content envelope and […]

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