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  1. ‘Empire’ Records: Fox's New Music-Mogul Drama Em...

    Andy Greenwald

    It is truly a golden age on television. Not necessarily for exceptional shows - though there are plenty of them - but for character names. These are the days of Rust Cohle and Lorne Malvo, of Maura Pfefferman and...

    Blog | January 07, 2015
  2. ‘Tyrant’ Preview: FX Exports Middling Drama to the Mi...

    Andy Greenwald

    Tyrant, which premieres tonight at 10 p.m. ET on FX, has a backstory almost as dramatic as its premise. The idea for relocating The Godfather to an authoritarian Middle Eastern state was initially dreamed up by Gideon Raff, creator of the original, I...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  3. The Andy Greenwald Podcast: Showtime President David Nevins

    Andy Greenwald

    Even if you haven't heard of Showtime president David Nevins, you know his work. In the '90s, as an executive at NBC and Fox, he helped green-light The West Wing, Will & Grace, and 24. During his time at Ron Howard's Imagine Televi...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  4. Last Night Ryan Howard Killed a Baseball

    Andy Greenwald

    Baseball is the most cinematic of our major sports but it rarely follows a script. With dozens of individual matchups, hundreds of pitches, and countless loogies, the national pastime lacks the simple, dependable narrative thrust of Montana-to-Rice o...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  5. Homeland Recap: Bombs Away

    Andy Greenwald

    In a typically excellent piece for the New Yorker last week, critic Emily Nussbaum made the case that Homeland functions as a sort of public antidote for the work showrunners Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa did on 24. On that equally loved and loathed F...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  6. Can Sarah Silverman Make It on NBC?

    Andy Greenwald

    On Thursday, NBC officially got back into business with a polarizing wild-card named Silverman. Fortunately for the network — though unfortunately for those of us who cover it — former network president (and tiger aficionado) Ben Silverma...

    Blog | August 19, 2011
  7. Why Can't Jesse Eisenberg Play Dumb?

    Andy Greenwald

    Of his many less-than-Mensa starring roles actor Laurence Tureaud — whose successful career has spanned decades — once said "it takes a smart guy to play dumb." And history bears him out. Moe Howard, the most senior of the Three Stooges, ...

    Blog | August 12, 2011
  8. Ides of March Trailer: Et Tu, Ryan Gosling?

    Andy Greenwald

    Suits! Ties! Philip Seymour Hoffman! One can practically smell the autumn crispness in the just-released trailer for The Ides of March, the sort of serious-minded film studios release in the fall with hopes of winning Oscars the following winter. Sti...

    Blog | July 28, 2011
  9. Trend Alert: Frank Darabont and Ron Howard Flee The Walking Dead ...

    Andy Greenwald

    Directors Ron Howard and Frank Darabont have been called many things during their long, successful Hollywood careers. Auteur. Oscar-nominee. Even, on occasion, Opie. But now there's a new word that can be tossed in the general direction of their gate...

    Blog | July 27, 2011