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Hillary Atkin

Against a Backdrop of Impending Mergers … a Look Back at the Major Network Upfronts

The dust is still settling from last week’s series of major network presentations for the 2018 TV upfronts. Despite the uncertainty in the air about potential mergers between CBS and Viacom, AT&T and Time Warner and even Disney and Fox…

It’s Become an Awards Magnet and Hulu’s Signature Series — Here’s What One of the Show’s Stars Revealed About ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

It was a big night for Hulu Wednesday as the streamer dropped the first two episodes of Season 2 of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” its acclaimed drama series based on Margaret Atwood’s best-selling 1985 dystopian novel of the same name. The…

Picasso According to ‘Genius’: TV to Be Provoked By

When National Geographic Channel debuted its anthology series “Genius” last year depicting the life of Albert Einstein, it was an ambitious project and a huge roll of the dice for the cable network. But “Genius,” which was NatGeo’s first-ever scripted…

New TV Project Examines the Roles of Jews in the U.S. Military in World War II

GI Jews. Unlike GI Joes, it’s not a term commonly used when speaking about members of the military. But it is the attention-grabbing title of a new feature-length documentary focusing on the more than 550,000 American Jews – men and…

Final Season of ‘The Americans’ Plays Out Against a Backdrop of Real-World Russian Intrigue

Talk about collusion and you might think the showrunners of FX’s “The Americans” somehow timed the premiere of their sixth and final season to coincide with the nearly constant barrage of headlines about Russia in the news. The new chapters…

Humanitas Prizes Ceremony Takes On Added Resonance After School Shooting

It may outwardly have the look and feel of other awards shows, especially occurring as it does in the midst of the winter awards season, but the Humanitas Prize ceremonies hold a special place in the hearts of the Hollywood…

‘They Run the Show’ Panel Celebrates Progress — and Provides a Reality Check

It was a panel that may not have been able to exist even a decade ago — and that is cause for celebration. Coming in the midst of Black History Month, the Paley Center for Media spotlighted prominent African-American showrunners…

Patton Oswalt Keeps It Light at WGA Awards — Here’s a Wrapup of the Winners and (Uncensored) Jokes

Despite the serious subject matter of many of the projects in contention for the 2018 WGA Awards, with Patton Oswalt hosting for the third year running, a large thread of humor ran throughout the proceedings. “Good evening, Disney employees,” Oswalt…

New Series Examines One of the Most Compelling News Stories of the 1970s

“Death to the fascist insect that preys upon the life of the people.” If those wack-o words sound the least bit familiar, then you were probably around in 1974 and following every detail during the wall-to-wall media coverage of the…

From a High-Achieving Couch Potato to a Good Old-Fashioned Expletive-Filled Rant, the Writers Guild’s Annual Beyond Words Event Had It All

The horrors of racial discrimination, both historical and fictional. A young woman’s coming of age. A love story involving an aquatic alien. The cultural, familial and relationship struggles of a mixed couple. A woman in a man’s game. The story…