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    TV Ratings: Winners ("NCIS," "Once Upon a Time") and Losers (The World Series, "Happy Endings")

    The 2012-13 television season just finished up its fifth week, and for the first time this season NBC did not lead in the 18-49 demographic, and CBS didn't lead in viewers. Instead, Fox did -- but it was likely a World Series-influenced fluke, and one that could have been more impressive.  ...

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    The Beauty of Limitations: Indie Filmmakers Talk Learning to Work Within the TV System

    Speaking at a panel moderated by Filmmaker Magazine's Scott Macaulay at the New York Television Festival's Development Day this past weekend, Jack Lechner, the executive producer of indies like "Blue Valentine" and "Smile 'Til It Hurts: The Up with People Story&q...

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    Shonda Rhimes' 'Scandal' Gets a Full-Season Order From ABC

    "Scandal," Shonda Rhimes' cynical and soapily entertaining political drama about crisis management firm owner Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington), her team, her involvement in D.C. dealings and, of course, her thwarted relationship wtih her secret ex-boyfriend the President of the United St...

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    Zach Braff Lands 'Garden State'-Style Series 'Garage Bar' at ABC

    After a decade of playing young doctor J.D. on "Scrubs," Zach Braff will be making a return to television in the role of a writer and director.

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    Kyle Killen on His New Show, Learning From 'Awake' and 'Lone Star' and Whether He'll Ever Venture Into Cable

    Kyle Killen is a believer. He almost has to be: Despite critical acclaim, his first network TV show, Fox’s promising “Lone Star,” was axed after two episodes in 2010, while his equally lauded second, NBC’s “Awake,” was canceled after a single 13-episode season ear...

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    Jane Fonda Signs On To ABC Sitcom 'Now What?'

    Having played a Ted Turner-esque media mogul in a recurring guest spot in the first season of HBO's "The Newsroom," Jane Fonda is apparently ready to commit to what, if it goes to series, will be her first small screen lead role. As reported by Variety, that part will be in an ABC...

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    5 Best Things to Watch on TV This Week: Murderous Alcoholics, Werner Herzog and a 'Munsters' Reboot

    Sure, Sunday is incredibly overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Homeland," "The Walking Dead," "Boardwalk Empire," "The Good Wife," "Treme" and "Dexter," but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy...

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    Broken Lizard Duo Sell Comedy Series 'High Maintenance' to ABC

    These days, the members of the comedy troupe Broken Lizard seem more focused on either their own work or in just pairing up for projects, with nothing they've put out in collaboration or individually making much of a splash. Jay Chandrasekhar recently directed Kevin Heffernan in "...

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    Joss Whedon Resurrecting an 'Avengers' Character for His Marvel TV Pilot 'S.H.I.E.L.D.'

    The latest casting news for Joss Whedon's pilot for the ABC/Marvel TV project "S.H.I.E.L.D." suggests the series is going to somehow resurrect a character who died (we'll admit, tragically) in the director's massive blockbuster hit "The Avengers."

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    Why ABC's New Musical Drama 'Nashville' is Smarter Than The Average Soap

    "Nashville" is not without precedent -- like "Smash," it follows in the music-centric footsteps of "Glee," offering songs (T-Bone Burnett is the music producer) and backstage drama, and like the Broadway drama it aims for a more grown-up audience.

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