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Disruptive Women: Erin Day, New York Television Festival and Indie TV

Maura Kelly | Posted 04.19.2015 | Business
Maura Kelly

Erin Day is the Festival Director of the New York Television Festival (NYTVF). Founded in 2005, the NYTVF is a pioneer of the independent television movement, connecting its community of artists with leading networks, studios and brands.

Americans in Paris: Whit Stillman and The Cosmopolitans

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 11.07.2014 | Entertainment
Anne Margaret Daniel

Part of the third season of Amazon Studio's television pilots, The Cosmopolitans tells the story of a small band of Americans living in Paris -- following them on Saturday afternoons until the wee, small hours of Sunday morning.

What If...

David Kessler | Posted 05.05.2014 | Entertainment
David Kessler

We can hardly turn on our TVs without seeing promos that reveal a child who died 32 years ago returning on ABC's new Sunday night drama, Resurrection. The promos pose this question: What if someone you lost returned?

A Parker Posey-fied Moment Of The Week

Mindy Tucker | Posted 04.30.2014 | Comedy
Mindy Tucker


Jill Soloway's Transparent, the Blue Meth of Amazon's Pilot Season

Rolla Selbak | Posted 04.23.2014 | Entertainment
Rolla Selbak

As a filmmaker who gets desensitized by writing formulas and stock characters, I can honestly say this is probably the most addictive pilot I have ever seen.

9 Shows I'd Like To See On TV In 2014

Arnie Kogen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Arnie Kogen

This has not been a good autumn. A few weeks ago the U.S. Government shut down. It also seems as though the TV networks shut down. You're saying the networks didn't shut down? Yeah, OK, not officially but have you seen 2013's new comedies, dramas and reality shows?

Backstage at the TV Upfronts

Lindy DeKoven | Posted 07.14.2013 | TV
Lindy DeKoven

The process is grueling, exhausting, insulting, exciting and demeaning. It is ridiculously imperfect (as every fall season proves). It is a kind of hell week, only it lasts a year. So why would otherwise sane people (well, most of them, anyway) subject themselves to this?

Fox Picks Up Andy Samberg, Chris Meloni Comedies

Posted 05.10.2013 | TV

Fox has picked up four new comedies for the 2013-2014 season: "Enlisted" from Kevin Biegel, starring Geoff Stults; "Brooklyn Nine Nine" starring Andy ...

Greg Kinnear Is Coming To TV

Posted 05.10.2013 | TV

Fox has picked up four dramas, including Greg Kinnear's "Rake," for the 2013-2014 season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "Rake" is Kinnear's ...

Giovanni Ribisi Is Heading Back To TV

Posted 04.18.2013 | TV

Giovanni Ribisi has replaced Tommy Dewey in Fox's multicamera comedy "Dads," Deadline reports. The six-episode series was created by Seth MacFarlane, ...

'Smash' Star Joins New Show

Posted 03.25.2013 | TV

Debra Messing has joined the cast of a CBS comedy pilot for the 2013-2014 season. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the "Smash" star will play Shir...

Dwight Schrute, A Cop?

Posted 03.18.2013 | TV

Rainn Wilson is moving on from "The Office" to CBS in "Backstrom." According to EW, Wilson, who played Dwight Schrute on NBC's "The Office" for ni...

Alan Thicke Eyes Return To Sitcoms

Posted 03.13.2013 | TV

Alan Thicke could be returning to TV full-time. According to, the "Growing Pains" alum has joined the cast of ABC's comedy "Bad Manag...

How Moneyball Can Change TV Too

Brian Taylor | Posted 05.08.2013 | Entertainment
Brian Taylor

Just as data-driven analytics has been applied to baseball, finance, education, medicine, and, yes, feature films, it, too, can be applied to TV to remarkable success. It's a business calling for a new standard operating procedure

'Buffy' Vet Joins CW's 'The Selection'

Posted 03.06.2013 | TV

Anthony Stewart Head is eying a return to American TV with The CW's "The Selection." According to The Hollywood Reporter, Head will play King Clar...

Janet Montgomery To Play Grace Van Helsing In ABC's 'Gothica'

Posted 02.25.2013 | TV

ABC's "Gothica" has found its lead in Janet Montgomery, EW reports. The British star will play Grace Van Helsing, the lead character in ABC's supe...

Gillian Anderson's Back!

Posted 02.25.2013 | TV

Gillian Anderson has joined an NBC pilot. According to TV Guide, Anderson will co-star opposite "666 Park Avenue" actress Rachael Taylor in NBC's unti...

Will Arnett Lands CBS Comedy Pilot: What Does It Mean For 'Up All Night'?

Posted 02.21.2013 | TV

Will Arnett isn't putting all of his eggs in one comedy basket next season; EW reports that the "Up All Night" and "Arrested Development" star has bee...

Sarah Michelle Gellar Lands Role Opposite Robin Williams

Posted 02.18.2013 | TV

Sarah Michelle Gellar playing Robin Williams' daughter? It's happening. According to EW, the "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" actress is set to co-star ...

Meet NBC's New 'Ironside'

Posted 02.05.2013 | TV

The "Ironside" remake is a-go at NBC. Blair Underwood will star in the NBC pilot, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The remake of the 1960s dram...

Amazon Orders 6 Pilots, Including HuffPost-esque Musical

Posted 12.20.2012 | TV

Amazon Studios has ordered six pilots for Amazon Instant Video, including "Browsers," a musical comedy set at a Huffington Post-like website. All six ...

Bravo Orders First Scripted Pilots

Posted 12.05.2012 | TV

Bravo is one step closer to getting in the scripted programming game. The network has ordered two scripted shows to pilot: "The Joneses" and "Rita." ...

EXCLUSIVE: 'Wire' Alum Lands Major Role On USA's 'Graceland'

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 11.06.2012 | TV

Gbenga Akinnagbe has landed a major recurring role on USA's new drama "Graceland," HuffPost TV has learned exclusively. Akinnagbe, perhaps best kn...

Rooting for NBC's Go On To Do Just That

Lelia Nebeker | Posted 11.10.2012 | TV
Lelia Nebeker

Go On is the perfect example of something I thought would be a complete train wreck but actually turned out to be one of the shows I'm most looking forward to this TV season.

Shared Passion: Realizing the Dream

Jen Grisanti | Posted 10.17.2012 | Los Angeles
Jen Grisanti

Sharing passion is the gift that connects us all. It is the glue that makes a dream a reality. When we connect with others who are where we want to be, we start to believe the dream is possible.