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    Each TV Network Does Dramas Differently: Here's How

    Thirty years ago, when I began writing episodic television, there were network dramas and syndicated shows. These days, when I’m teaching one-hour drama, that single catch-phrase encompasses everything that fits the time slot. But the explosion of different outlets means that one-size no longer fits...

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    'Sopranos' Creator David Chase Discusses the Unknown Facts of the Show and Its Infamously Ambiguous Finale

    There isn't a "Sopranos" fan alive who wouldn't kill to know how the series actually ended. With a cut to black that caused half the show's viewers to assume they'd experienced a power outage, the final episode gave us what is arguably the most notoriously ambiguous ending of any television program ...

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    Why Do People Lose Their Minds Over Television Series Finales?

    There are several reasons why writing the finale to a long-running and/or critically-acclaimed series is full of landmines that all but a few writers have managed to avoid setting off.

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    Steve Buscemi and 'Sopranos' Creator David Chase Discuss Why Television Loves Its Antiheroes

    Two of HBO's finest, Steve Buscemi and David Chase, spoke about why so many of TV's best characters are morally corrupt?

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    Martin Scorsese Says He "Couldn't Connect" With 'The Sopranos,' But 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Was His Path To TV

    Martin Scorsese is no stranger to the thugs, hoods, kingpins and lowlives that keep things hustling on the streets, and he's chronicled that world more than once on the big screen. In fact, next week sees him in delving into the bacchanalia of the financial sector, with the very debauched, very R-ra...

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    Late James Gandolfini Fronts GQ Men of The Year Issue; Candid Profile Delves Into Wild Temper and Soft Side

    In honor of the late James Gandolfini and his life and career in the film industry, GQ Magazine has decided to feature The Soprano's icon on the cover of its 18th annual GQ Men of the Year issue.

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    Podcast: The Playlist Talks 'Breaking Bad' Finale & Where The Medium Of Television Is Heading

    On this latest episode, host Erik McClanahan is joined by Editor-In-Chief Rodrigo Perez, Managing Editor Kevin Jagernauth, our British correspondent Oliver Lyttelton, and later in the show by writer Cory Everett to talk about the recent "Breaking Bad" finale. But since we've already written about th...

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    The 16 Best And Worst TV Series Finales

    The world is still debating the relative merits and detractions of the final episode of Vince Gilligan's meth-world saga "Breaking Bad," with some quarters feeling that the finale was a little too cleanly told while others were filled with the sense of contentment from knowing that the final hour wa...

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    Top Five Cable and Broadcast Finales of All Time: Who's Number One?

    The water cooler lives. For all the hoopla surrounding the "Breaking Bad" finale, it was neither the most-watched cable finale, nor did it come near the sheer numbers generated by the top broadcast finales. (Our analysis here, roundup here.) Variety helpfully put together a list of the top TV fin...

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    'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner Explains How He Created Don Draper And Other Behind-the-Scenes Secrets At New Museum Event

    10 highlights from the New Museum's "Visionaries Series: 'Mad Men's Matthew Weiner."

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