Happy Promo New Year, Part 7: “Square Pegs”

More TV

  • Barry Glow Marvelous Mrs Maisel

    Emmy Nominees Are Fresh but Still Familiar

    When it comes to the Emmy Awards, familiarity breeds…familiarity. That’s why voters have honored the same shows year after year (read: “Modern Family,” which finally fell out of favor this time), often to the chagrin of critics who fawn over their latest darlings and cry foul when the lists are unveiled. It’s only become harder [...]

  • Killing Eve Sandra Oh

    Emmys: Acting Categories Show Diversity, if Not Parity

    Even in the middle of Hollywood’s big diversity push, it was still startling to see a significant amount of it across all acting categories this year. There are 36 non-white acting nominees this year — a solid 20% jump from last year, when there were 30. Drill down deeper and it becomes clear that this [...]

  • The Good Doctor

    ABC Expects Primetime Volume Gains in TV's Upfront Market

    Advertisers are putting new emphasis on ABC. The Walt Disney owned network captured a larger amount of ad commitments for its primetime schedule than it did last year, a signal of Madison Avenue interest in programs like “American Idol,” “The Good Doctor” and “black-ish.” The volume surge at ABC comes despite the network’s loss of [...]

  • Enter The Dragon Bruce Lee

    How Bruce Lee's Star Rose in the U.S. After His Death

    July 20 marks the 45th anniversary of the death of Bruce Lee, who had one of the briefest and most remarkable careers in Hollywood history. On July 23, 1973, Variety ran his 300-word obituary on page 7. He didn’t get star treatment because he wasn’t yet a star, at least in the English-speaking world. As [...]

  • This is Us Westworld Handmaids Tale

    'This Is Us,' 'Westworld,' 'Handmaid's Tale' Emmy Strength Comes From Ensembles

    Teamwork can be a powerful thing. Just ask four of the nominees for the lead actor in a drama at this year’s Emmys. Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia, of “This Is Us,” and Ed Harris and Jeffrey Wright, of “Westworld,” fill out the majority of the category. Elsewhere among dramas, “Game of Thrones” is [...]

  • SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Donald Glover"

    Can Broadcast Pave a Road Back to Emmy Glory?

    The Big Four broadcasters are in the final stages of negotiating an eight-year renewal of the deal through which they share rights to televise the Primetime Emmy Awards. For their trouble, they will get to continue broadcasting for nearly a decade what is effectively a commercial for HBO, FX, Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. (Coming soon: [...]

  • A view of the headquarter of

    Sky Shares Dip as Investors Contemplate Potential End of the Bidding War

    Sky’s share price fell 2% on Thursday on the heels of Comcast’s announcement that it was abandoning its bid for 21st Century Fox assets to focus on acquiring Sky. The drop in share price was seen as a sign of investor concern that the bidding war for Europe’s pay-TV leader could be over. Fox has until Aug. [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content