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Peak Inequality: Investigating the Lack of Diversity Among TV Directors

Variety | Annum Masroor | Posted 11.10.2015 | Entertainment

One. Zero. One. Zero. One. That is the number of women of color who directed episodes of television in the 2014-2015 TV season at AMC, FX, HBO, Netfl...

No Wonder These Cartoon Episodes Got Banned

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.06.2015 | Entertainment

So maybe a bender, a handgun shooting and gay stereotyping don't make for ideal children's fare. But that's hindsight now. Some cartoons and k...

13 Sci-Fi Movies And Shows That Opened Us Up To The Mystery Of God

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.21.2015 | Religion

In 1902, long before humans first set foot on the moon or could even think of a way to accomplish such a feat, French director Georges&...

Ryan Murphy And Gwyneth Paltrow Team Up For Musical Dramedy Series

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 10.14.2015 | Entertainment

Say what you want about Ryan Murphy, but there's no denying he's an unstoppable force in Hollywood. With "American Horror Story" recently premie...

2015 Fall TV Preview!

Abby Tegnelia | Posted 08.27.2015 | Fifty
Abby Tegnelia

As the scorching heat of summer dies down and football season kicks into high gear, there's more to look forward to this fall than Halloween candy and baking pumpkin bread. September starts a cascade of favorite shows returning to television, as well as new ones hitting the airwaves for the first time.

Mad Men: Om Is Where the Heart Is

Maya Mathias | Posted 05.22.2015 | Entertainment
Maya Mathias

Thank you Matthew Weiner, for creating a world that we could luxuriate in and learn from. And thank you for ending it on a largely optimistic note. These days, we need every ounce of hope we can get.

Mad Men Gets It So Right

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

I was scared of Mad Men for a long time. Even as it racked up Emmys and accolades, I wouldn't watch. I'd lived through Happy Days and other treacly tributes to the '50s and '60s that didn't ring anything like true. They'd glossed over or just plain avoided the ugly stuff I'd lived through as a black girl growing up in that very white world.

How To Spot A Black TV Character Written By White People

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.15.2014 | Black Voices

What’s one of the easiest ways to detect a racially homogenous writers' room? According to filmmaker Justin Simien, a quick analysis of the token mi...

The Lies I Learned From Dumb TV

Annelia Alex | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women
Annelia Alex

While the cool kids were out smoking cigarettes and tongue kissing, I was in front of the TV, with a sleeve of Oreos, absorbed in trite plots of short-lived sitcoms.

How I Met a Dreadful Ending

Gene Del Vecchio | Posted 06.01.2014 | Entertainment
Gene Del Vecchio

I think the final episode of How I Met Your Mother will go down in history as one of the worst endings ever, all because the writers decided to make their devoted audience cry instead of rejoice. Call it an artistic choice, but it was a bad one.

My Creepy Obsession With King Richard, Part Two: Reaching Out to Aneurin Barnard's 'Fan Club' for Help

Juliette Fretté | Posted 03.17.2014 | Comedy
Juliette Fretté

Hear ye, hear ye! All hell breaketh loose in Richard-land. Yes, my friends, yes: The fates have thrown a spear through my path. But like an Olympia...

Something Socially Redeeming Happened on MTV (Really!)

Sarah Erdreich | Posted 10.30.2013 | TV
Sarah Erdreich

Earlier this week, a popular reality show went where few television programs -- scripted or reality -- dare to tread, by discussing abortion.

WATCH: 'Scarface' Star's Surprising Revelation About Film

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.22.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Cuban-American actor Steven Bauer, known for his iconic performance as Manny in "Scarface," sat down with HuffPost Live host Alyona Minkovski to discu...

Why I Don't Watch That Show Anymore: A Viewer's Perspective

Jill Knapp | Posted 02.12.2013 | Entertainment
Jill Knapp

I watch a lot of television. A lot. Having said that, I feel like I have a pretty good idea of narrowing down what I love about a show, and what I really wish I could stop seeing. In my humble opinion, these are the top five mistakes that I believe make an otherwise good show, start to go stale.

Meet The Teen Carrie Bradshaw's First Gay Pal

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.05.2013 | Gay Voices

By the time she hit her 30s, Carrie Bradshaw had Stanford Blatch, her fabulous gay talent agent best friend in HBO's hit show, "Sex and The City." But...

Atlantic Story On Single Ladydom To Become TV Series

ForbesWoman | Posted 01.04.2012 | Women

Generally speaking, magisterial think pieces in highbrow magazines and television don't go hand in hand. But journalist Kate Bolick's cover story in T...

Why Is Television Losing Women Writers? Veteran Producers Weigh In

Aol TV | Posted 11.08.2011 | Women

As the fall TV season approaches, it's worth taking a closer look at the people who have created and written the scripted fare you'll see. In the 2...

Graduation Situation: When The High School Years Must End

Posted 09.14.2011 | Celebrity

A television show based around the troublesome years of high school students can make for some riveting (and hilarious) scenarios, but one main drawba...

'At The Movies' Canceled, Roger Ebert Moving On

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"At The Movies," the show made famous by Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, has been canceled. But with the end of the iconic film program could be a new be...

MTV Adding Shows With More Positive Social Messages

New York Times | Tim Arango | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Four buddies set off across the country in an R.V., video camera in tow, to knock items off their "100 things to do before I die" list: kiss the Stanl...

Washington, DC Steps Into New Starring Role On TV

Washington Post | Marc Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Washington, until now a surefire setting for a TV flops, is suddenly hot. Through most of TV's history, Washington was a simple idea: It's where the...