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Milo Ventimiglia: 'I very much try to be a good man, too.'. Interview Jan 31, 2017 537
Picture perfect storm: in HBO's 'Big Little Lies,' Reese Witherspoon and director Jean-Marc Vallee assemble an A-list team for a deep dive into the turbulent waters of suburban discontent. Jan 31, 2017 3332
Hollywood players take to the streets: post-election blues spur fresh spirit of activism within the entertainment industry story. Nov 29, 2016 1179
'Star': Lee Daniels brings his brash, audacious approach to a new Fox show. Nov 29, 2016 1564
'Scary things are the best'. Interview Nov 8, 2016 607
'Crown' jewels: with a big budget and plenty of creative freedom, Peter Morgan brings the story of Queen Elizabeth II to Netflix. Oct 25, 2016 1931
Marriage, wryly observed: with 'Divorce,' Sharon Horgan continues her comedic exploration of human relationships. Interview Oct 4, 2016 1771
The verdict is in: long-awaited Emmy win means redemption for Sarah Paulson--and for Marcia Clark. Sep 21, 2016 1965
On her own terms: with Amazon's 'Transparent' and 'I Love Dick,' Jill Soloway is taking on the once-unthinkable task of toppling the patriarchy. Sep 13, 2016 2187
Sterling K. Brown: 'I still live in my little house ... and I still change diapers.'. Interview Aug 16, 2016 431
It's 'Game' time in drama. Jul 20, 2016 4029
In the heat of 'the night of': Steven Zaillian brings film intensity to a gritty HBO series. Jul 12, 2016 1508
TV's top scribes on secrets of their craft. Jun 21, 2016 542
Finding a way to end snub season: the challenge: embrace more series while not turning the awards show into a marathon. Jun 7, 2016 746
Bob Odenkirk's serious prep for a serious role. Interview Jun 7, 2016 959
Standing out from the crowd: breakout supporting turns showcase tomorrow's stars today. Jun 7, 2016 645
Supporting actors on auditions, research & good TV. Discussion Jun 7, 2016 3346
Making a Big 'Bang'. Jun 7, 2016 334
Topper peers into peak TV future. May 31, 2016 2039
Television Academy's opening night: the new building will finally be unveiled at a star-studded celebration. May 31, 2016 415
Ticket to heaven: a short, pilot-free run helps Mike Schur's 'The Good Place' draw top stars and avoid development hell. May 17, 2016 1699
Reign men. Interview Apr 19, 2016 3027
Spy games. Apr 19, 2016 2410
Matt Blank. Interview Apr 19, 2016 403
the mr. robot. Mar 29, 2016 1928
Hulu clears 'the path': 'parenthood' alums' intriguing new drama about religious movement seeks to convert viewers. Mar 29, 2016 1906
Betsy Beers. Interview Mar 22, 2016 457
A lighter pitch for 'Catch': TGIT has built a reputation for drama with an edge; now Shodaland's latest thriller recasts itself in a more playful light. Mar 15, 2016 1832
It's Emmy time already? Campaigns gear up early. Mar 8, 2016 642
Both sides of the camera. Mar 2, 2016 1499
Setting the bar high. Jan 26, 2016 2362
Tune in for drama: with a boom in scripted series flooding the air, the HFPA will be spoiled for choice looking for noms. Nov 24, 2015 566
Headlines can creep into storylines of TV dramas. Nov 17, 2015 665
Shonda Rhimes finds success in 'Yes'. Interview Nov 10, 2015 578
Collaboration is key to the talent of Carlton Cuse. Interview Oct 27, 2015 732
Her own woman. Oct 6, 2015 1724
Oprah Winfrey: education for girls is the key to breaking the poverty cycle. Brief article Oct 6, 2015 328
New mix for the left-overs: reators Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta move their supernatural-tinged HBO series to Texas for a fresh start--and mysterious twist. Sep 29, 2015 1692
Voila! Viola! Sep 23, 2015 2147
'Black-ish' premiere welcomes controversy. Sep 15, 2015 523
Killing with Glee: how Ryan Murphy's new comedy-horror series 'Scream Queens' empowers women, pushes limits and got Jamie Lee Curtis to say yes. Interview Aug 24, 2015 3637
A killer time at Kappa Kappa Tau. Aug 24, 2015 561
Networking for the Kids: Variety's Philanthropist of the Year turns his media savvy and biz connections into lives-changing org. Aug 11, 2015 1065
'Orange' is still Emmy Gold. Brief article Jul 22, 2015 181
Show timing is a wild card for Emmy noms. Jul 14, 2015 1057
Neil Patrick Harris: TV is an immersive environment for change: Neil Patrick Harris has hosted the Oscars and Tonys (winning four Emmys), and last year took home a Tony for 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch.'. Interview Jun 29, 2015 422
Darren Star: TV execs no longer fight to exclude gay themes. Interview Jun 29, 2015 485
Success in the 'cards': Variety creative impact in TV writing award honoree Beau Willimon. Jun 23, 2015 793
The write stuff: TV's top scribes visited Variety's "Night in the Writers' Room," and offered revealing insights about their craft. Quotation Jun 16, 2015 511
Stranger than fiction: Andrew Jarecki and Marc Smerling created a sensation with The Jinx,' and see television as the future of storytelling. Interview Jun 9, 2015 863
It's as Easy as ABC. Jun 9, 2015 351
Before exiting, acad chair hits refresh button: Bruce Rosenblum on diversity, rule changes and increasing voter turnout. Interview Jun 2, 2015 1850
TV's super star: Greg Berlanti has six series humming along at three different networks. But can the comicbook whisperer translate his powers to the bigscreen? May 18, 2015 1609
'We have a very big finale for Amy and Sheldon': Mayim Bialik. Brief article May 5, 2015 271
'If you see me turn my back, I'm doing something unprofessional'. Interview Apr 14, 2015 289
'Game' changers: D.B. Weiss and David Benioff explain why their wildly popular HBO series almost didn't get out of the starting blocks--and why it may be nearing the finish line. Interview Apr 14, 2015 1917
'We didn't want to do anything with cyclops and sirens'. Interview Mar 31, 2015 363
Emmys stoke genre-bending frenzy. Mar 24, 2015 489
Juliette Lewis. Interview Mar 10, 2015 484
'Late late' bloomer. Interview Mar 3, 2015 2956
Lost and found. Mar 3, 2015 2187
January 31, 1977: "Roots". Interview Mar 3, 2015 509
American master: with an Oscar for '12 slave' to his credit, John Ridley moves to TV to try something perhaps even more daring. Feb 25, 2015 1919
Sutton Foster. Interview Feb 10, 2015 472
'I try to see how long I can go without blinking': Tom Verica. Brief article Feb 3, 2015 269
Shirley Jones. Interview Jan 28, 2015 458
Married to the job: Showrunners Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas have learned to rely on each other as they run ABCs 'Resurrection' and 'Marvel's Agent Carter'. Interview Jan 20, 2015 1199
Tough act to follow: Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould's 'Breaking Bad' prequel 'Better Call Saul' will be hard-pressed to stand on its own. Jan 14, 2015 3569
Emmy Rossum. Interview Jan 14, 2015 485
'Empire' revels in a diverse dynamic. Jan 6, 2015 516
My first time in variety. Interview Dec 16, 2014 451
My first time in variety. Interview Dec 11, 2014 495
'Ray is ... extremely moral'. Interview Dec 10, 2014 346
'I wanted to make her human'. Brief article Dec 4, 2014 311
Julie Plec: "I learned that getting a movie made in Hollywood is a near impossibility, and the process can be a wild adventure.". Interview Dec 2, 2014 438
Tony Goldwyn. Interview Nov 18, 2014 399
Backers with bite: ABC's reality series finds its rhythm. Brief article Nov 11, 2014 1226
How 'Dragons' came to America: Japanese show finds its mojo with Mosko and Burnett. Nov 11, 2014 359
Florence Henderson. Interview Nov 11, 2014 502
Reality with a bite, rebooted. Interview Oct 28, 2014 510
Hell is other people's kitchens: Gordon Ramsay has turned the role of culinary taskmaster into a zesty, tasteful global empire. Interview Oct 28, 2014 2447
Terence Winter. Interview Oct 28, 2014 474
Two sides to this 'affair': cabler was hooked by creative use of dual perspectives in tale of infidelity. Interview Oct 21, 2014 759
'Coaches get me into a white meat frame of mind'. Brief article Oct 14, 2014 247
Sarah Paulson. Interview Oct 14, 2014 488
Julia Ormond. Interview Oct 7, 2014 443
Transgender crew, 'transparent' cred. Sep 30, 2014 490
Kerry Washington: "This was a low-budget, independent film, so our transportation budget was 30 Metrocards.". Interview Sep 30, 2014 453
Jon Voight: "I realized this is what I want to do, even though I'd given nobody and evidence that I had the capacity to do it.". Interview Sep 16, 2014 382
Peg (and Gemma) of Our Hearts: versatile thesp behind indelible characters is now rolling into new TV, film and music roles. Sep 9, 2014 1068
Adam Arkin masters segue to directing. Aug 28, 2014 607
William H. Macy: "You can sit around waiting for the phone to ring, or you can just take over the asylum.". Interview Aug 12, 2014 428
Emmy Peek: close races and rock stars. Interview Aug 7, 2014 1313
The actors: Lizzy Caplan & Jon Hamm. Interview Aug 6, 2014 3122
The hosts: Tim Gunn & Cat Deeley. Interview Aug 5, 2014 3017
Double bet for Ryan Murphy: the producer has two major projects in contention with 33 nominations. Aug 5, 2014 992
Howard Gordon. Interview Aug 5, 2014 452
The Showrunners: Vince Gilligan & Beau Willimon. Interview Jul 31, 2014 2983
'True Detective' vs. 'Breaking Bad'. Jul 31, 2014 459
Throwing comedy off its track: canned laughter on multi-cams no replacement for the real thing. Jul 30, 2014 572

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