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Hillary Atkin

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…

Tartikoff Legacy Awards Honor Two Acting Legends, Two Respected TV Execs and a Prolific Showrunner

It was a night of fond remembrances, more than a few tears and several standing ovations at the 15th annual Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards, which honored two acting legends, two highly respected television executives and a prolific showrunner. Jane Fonda,…

Remembering the Late, Great Sam Kinison

It seems only fitting that a documentary on the late, great comedian Sam Kinison will be one of the last big hurrahs aired on Spike TV before it rebrands into the Paramount Network on Jan. 18. And it was only…

New History Series Promises ‘Holy Hell’

“Holy Hell,” proclaims one of the billboard campaigns for History’s upcoming series “Knightfall,” a tale of brotherhood, betrayal and bloodshed. “Is Nothing Holy Anymore?” asks another. The verdict will be up to audiences when the ten-episode run of the fictionalized…

It Was One of the Most Gripping News Events of the 1970s, and Now a New TV Production Goes Inside the Patty Hearst Saga

Soon to be married college student. Blue-blooded heiress to a family fortune. Kidnap victim. Terrorist sympathizer. Bank robber. Patricia “Patty” Hearst was all of these things as the case of her February 1974 abduction from her Berkeley, Calif., apartment and…