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Hillary Atkin

Capping Off a Banner Year With an Unforgettable Gala

2018 has been a banner year for Asian Americans on and off screen, more so on film than on television, and the mood was celebratory as the 17th Annual Asian American Awards were handed out Saturday night, Dec. 8, at…

‘House of Cards’ Standout Michael Kelly on the Final Season That Almost Wasn’t

Michael Kelly has come a long way since he arrived in New York City 27 years ago with $300 in his pocket — and since the first season of “House of Cards” debuted on Netflix in 2013. The actor, who…

‘Dirty John’: A Cautionary Tale Made From ‘Story Concentrate’

The scene is set in the ultra-wealthy enclave of Newport Beach, Calif. An attractive, successful business owner, divorced, goes on a series of dates, meeting potential suitors in some of Orange County’s swankiest restaurants and bars. By turns, these men…

Showtime Revisits a True Crime That Captivated the Country in 2015 — With a Journey to the Dark Side Along the Way

Like countless millions of other people, I was glued to the ongoing news coverage of the escape from the Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York in the summer of 2015. It was a true-crime saga writ large across the…

Where Will the Next Country Superstars Come From? Tune In Tonight

Country music fans in the Los Angeles area know Graham Bunn from his DJ slot on KKGO-FM (Go Country 105), but starting Tuesday night, the Raleigh, N.C., native has a new nationally televised platform. He’ll host “Real Country” on USA…

When a Pop Band Created a Paradigm Shift — a Beatle Looks Back

The Beatles’ 1964 appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” is unquestionably one of the greatest moments in television history, a performance that proclaimed a new era in music and shifted the culture for a new generation, one which reverberates to…

A Conversation With ‘Clinton Impeachment’ Executive Producer Tom Jennings

The ugly, divisive partisan politics making headlines today may feel like something never before experienced, but one needs only to look back 20 years at the battle to impeach then-President Bill Clinton to realize that the more things change, the…

Freddy Krueger Brings Nightmares to a Prime-Time Sitcom — Tonight!

Flash back to 1984. Freddy Krueger, a serial killer with a gloved hand crowned with long, lethal razors, made his first appearance in Wes Craven’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” launching one of the most successful horror franchises in film…

A Movie Star Embraces Television — in a Scandalous Way

Here’s a self-professed admission from Hugh Grant, whose films over the past several decades have grossed more than $3 billion globally at the box office. Until just very, very recently, he was a snob about TV, even as his co-stars…

FX’s John Landgraf on the Coming Streaming Wars: At What Point Does Television Become a Utility?

Long-established as an industry thought leader, FX CEO John Landgraf is getting ready for the big change when Disney takes over the cable network he’s called home for about 17 years. Landgraf spoke last week at Variety’s Entertainment and Technology…