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  • Chuck Lorre talks about the good mojo and humbling work of sitcoms

    Chuck Lorre talks about the good mojo and humbling work of sitcoms
    With four series in prime time this season — powerhouse comedies "The Big Bang Theory" and "Two and a Half Men," as well as more recent arrivals "Mike & Molly" and "Mom," a television academy honoree this year — Chuck Lorre has conquered the...
  • Television Academy Recognizes Shows That Go Beyond the Headlines

    Finding examples of television series that promote positive social change isn't the challenge for the seventh annual Television Academy Honors, which take place June 1 in Beverly Hills. The difficult part is narrowing down the 120 to 130 submissions to...
  • For Bob Newhart, it's always hip to be square

    For Bob Newhart, it's always hip to be square
    Bob Newhart had modest expectations in 1960 when Warner Bros. Records released his first comedy album, "The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart." The recording, which included such seminal Newhart routines as Abraham Lincoln getting notes from his press...
  • Chuck Lorre: To Do a Show Like 'Mom' Is an 'Opportunity to Apologize for "Two and a Half Men"'

    The Television Academy Honors celebrated its seventh annual event Sunday night at the SLS Beverly Hills honoring seven programs, including CBS's "Mom" and ABC Family's "The Fosters," that use television to generate awareness and create change regarding...
  • Allison Janney softly speaks of her high-volume career

    Allison Janney softly speaks of her high-volume career
    Allison Janney has played so many strong, capable women — most notably as "The West Wing" Press Secretary C.J. Cregg, for which she won four Emmys — that it's hard to believe she's hard to hear when she speaks. "I tend to be a soft talker,"...
  • Anna Faris talks about the joys of being 'Mom' [video]

    Anna Faris talks about the joys of being 'Mom' [video]
    Anna Faris was offered the lead role on the CBS comedy "Mom" in an unusual way — not through an agent or a network executive. The show's creator, Chuck Lorre, left the script for the pilot episode on Faris' doorstep with no note attached. Faris'...
  • Emmy Contenders Preview - Minor Roles Make for Major Impact

    These thesps make the most of limited screen time: Beau Bridges "The Millers" The oft-nominated, three-time Emmy winner says he jumped at the chance to join the cast of CBS' new hit comedy "The Millers" before even reading a script, "because of...
  • Q&A: Chuck Lorre and John Wells on the State of TV

    Chuck Lorre is currently the sitcom's reigning king, producing four CBS comedies, including "The Big Bang Theory." John Wells might have stewarded the last genuine dramatic mega-hit in "ER," as well as acclaimed series such as "Southland" and "Shameless."...
  • Inside the Office of Showtime's Original Programming Executive President

    We laugh a lot in here," says Gary Levine, Showtime's executive vice president of original programming, "even though we're doing some dark and twisted things." That's not hard to imagine, as his office, which overlooks Wilshire Boulevard, reflects Levine'...
  • Q&A: Wendy Williams Talks Her Upcoming Standup Debut

    Wendy Williams parlayed her "shock jock" radio success into a daily talkshow, which enters its sixth season this fall. She also has a successful wig line, has acted in "Chicago" on Broadway, and plans to make her standup debut in Vegas. How would you...
  • CBS casts Tea Leoni as secretary of state

    CBS casts Tea Leoni as secretary of state
    CBS for next fall has lined up Tea Leoni as the U.S. secretary of state, a thriller about stalking and a comedy about sports-crazed Boston family. The most-watched network will add four dramas and one sitcom to start the season: "Madam Secretary"...