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  • 'Mad Men's' true legacy: Bringing high art to the TV masses

    The state of Megan and Don's marriage, the return of Bad Mom Betty Draper, the advent of the Computer Age and the new tyrannical Peggy have been the subject of much communal handkerchief-twisting as "Mad Men" begins its extended-version swan song....
  • Do TV writers know how their series will end? Not always

    Do TV writers know how their series will end? Not always
    TV shows used to end in one of two ways, neither of them pleasant, according to "House of Cards" show runner Beau Willimon. Either the series would end abruptly, like being hit by a car, or it would slowly decline and die, lost and forgotten, its audience...
  • Talking TV: Has rape become epidemic on screen?

    Has rape become epidemic on television? Two recent episodes of "Game of Thrones" sparked an emotional debate among critics and fans that quickly expanded to the depiction of rape in general. Certainly it has become more prevalent, as event and...
  • Emmy bids by 'True Detective' and 'Fargo' bend categories

    Emmy bids by 'True Detective' and 'Fargo' bend categories
    HBO's "True Detective" and FX's "Fargo" both premiered this year as closed-end crime dramas, series that wrap up the story line by season's end and when they return next season they'll have new casts, new settings and, in the case of "True Detective," new...
  • 'Downton Abbey's' Julian Fellowes shares his problem with TV by committee

    'Downton Abbey's' Julian Fellowes shares his problem with TV by committee
    Is good TV the product of 100 people collaborating harmoniously or one authoritative voice working his or her will over supportive underlings? Julian Fellowes, creator of "Downton Abbey," and Beau Willimon, creator of the U.S. version of "House of Cards,"...
  • TV writers say killing characters is a 'tricky thing'

    TV writers say killing characters is a 'tricky thing'
    "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes is no stranger to death — he's had to kill off several characters on his hit PBS series — but he does have an issue with characters who are killers. Fellowes joined other TV show runners Scott M....
  • Joanne Froggatt on the hushed tones but hard edge of 'Downton Abbey'

    Sitting poolside in a shaded veranda, Joanne Froggatt orders a green tea, her bright-blond hair loose and untied, trailing over her shoulders. It's a far remove from the mostly stoic, always-serving Anna Bates, her character on the PBS hit "Downton Abbey"...
  • Early Emmy drama odds breaking 'Breaking Bad's' way

    Early Emmy drama odds breaking 'Breaking Bad's' way
    If our DVR queues are bursting, then why shouldn't Emmy categories be loaded too? That would appear to be the guiding principle behind the television academy's recent decision to allow seven shows to be nominated in both the drama and comedy series...
  • It's Emmy Season at The Envelope

    The Envelope, Los Angeles Times’ must-read awards and industry insider, turns its attention to the heavyweights vying for Primetime Emmy nominations, set to be announced July 10th,and the run-up to the August 25th ceremony. As TV delivers...
  • 'Walking Dead' Zombies Invade, 'Game of Thrones' Battle Ensues at TV Academy Concert

    The music behind some of the most popular shows on TV came to life on Wednesday evening during the Television Academy's "Score!," a concert celebrating music composed for television, sponsored by ASCAP. Composers including Ramin Djawadi of "Game of...
  • Amazon Adds HBO Series to Prime Instant Video Including 'Boardwalk Empire,' 'Sopranos'

    Amazon.com is now streaming the first wave of HBO programming, including original series "The Sopranos," "Boardwalk Empire" and "True Blood," on Prime Instant Video under the exclusive deal the companies reached last month. The pact covers library...