Joe Otterson covers all things TV with a focus on casting and development. Prior to Variety, he worked covering TV for TheWrap. Before that, he worked for a nonprofit news group that covered state politics in his native Wisconsin. Some of his favorite shows are "Mystery Science Theater 3000," "The Sopranos," "South Park," "The Simpsons," and "Star Trek: The Next Generation." He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, has a love for all things Hollywood, and once ate quiche next to Joe Mantegna.