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Founded in 1905, Variety is an entertainment newspaper published weekly by Reed Business Information. The subtitle of the paper is The International Entertainment Weekly. Variety features stories and columns pertaining to theatre, television, radio, music, records and movies. Variety's Vice President and Editor-in-Chief is Peter Bart. Charles Koones serves as President and Publisher. Dana Harris is the Editor and Olivia Hemaratanatorn is the Managing Editor.

Articles from Vol. 336, No. 19, 2017

Actors Thrive on Double Duty
BECOMING THE FACE of your own series is the brass ring for comics, especially when it achieves the success of such programs as Ray Romano's "Everybody Loves Raymond" or "The Dick Van Dyke Show." But while those actors, and their respective series, certainly...
A Star-Studded Screen Group
TV MOVIES AND LIMITED SERIES give even the biggest names in Hollywood the chance to moonlight on television. Robert De Niro and Geoffrey Rush both earned noms for their forays onto the small screen, as did Ewan McGregor. And busy Riz Ahmed found time...
Crime Spree Underway across Nets and Cable
TRUE CRIME has always been a part of TV in some form - newscasts, news magazines, TV movies and docu-series, as well as the inspiration for fictional scripted shows. But with the success of the podcast "Serial," HBO's "The Jinx," Netflix's "Making a...
Elisabeth Moss: 'The Handmaid's Tale' & Sterling K. Brown: 'This Is Us'
TWO OF THE YEAR'S most talked about performances came from actors we've been watching for years. Elisabeth Moss grew up on screen, from "West Wing" to "Mad Men" to her now-acclaimed role on Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale," while Sterling K. Brown (NBC's...
Face off for the Last Laugh
CAN ANYONE UNSEAT Jeffrey Tambor, who has won this prize the past two years for his transcendent work on "Transparent"? Some new faces will try. Donald Glover won the Golden Globe for the first season of "Atlanta" and Zach Galifianakis lands his first...
Get Ready for Emmy Surprises
For a few years there, the Emmy Awards were about as predictable as the weather in California. Simply put: There was no need to check the forecast; the winners were already a foregone conclusion. (Not that anyone's complaining about abundant sunshine.)...
Jennifer Euston: 'I Wanted to Cast People That Don't Look like Actors.'
CASTING DIRECTOR Jennifer Euston is responsible for finding the faces for some of the most unique ensemble casts on television. From "Girls" to "Orange Is the New Black" to "GLOW," the multi-Emmy Award winner has one specific goal: to populate the TV...
Kate Walsh
after spending so much time in scrubs as Dr. Addison Montgomery on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" and "Private Practice," actress Kate Walsh looked to the red carpet to show a different side. "Often I will dress to counterbalance the character I'm playing,"...
Norman Lear: 1971, 'All in the Family'
For the 1971 Emmy Awards, Johnny Carson personally suggested the idea of having the show open with the Bunkers preparing to watch the ceremony.That's true, and it came at the right time, because we hadn't yet picked up the kind of numbers that would...
Period Piece Gurus
FROM HOLLYWOOD ROYALTY and British regality to a dark dystopian totalitarianism and a time-bending Wild West theme park, this year's Emmy nominees in the category of period/fantasy costumes for series, limited series, or TV movie were charged with bringing...
Room Has Fountain of Laughs: Marta Kauffman, 'Grace and Frankie'
AFTER YEARS spent on such shows as "Friends" and "Related," Marta Kauffman knows that idle hands are not conducive to her productivity. Her corner office on the Paramount lot, down the hall from the writers room for Howard J. Morris and her Netflix series...
STERLING K. BROWN vs. BOB ODENKIRK
The OddsCelebrate the newcomer or finally reward the veteran? It famously took the Academy until the final season to crown Jon Hamm for "Mad Men" - and it may well take that final push for Bob Odenkirk to be recognized for his work on "Better Call Saul."...
TV Stars by Day
WITH MORE CONTENT comes more opportunity and for some actors a busier schedule than ever.Lead actor nominees Matthew Rhys ("The Americans") and Riz Ahmed ("The Night Of") also scored guest actor Emmy nominations for roles in HBO's "Girls" this Emmy season.Nominated...
Upstarts Tread on Vets' Turf
FRESHMAN SERIES "This Is Us" resonated with viewers and critics and now its two leading men, Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia, find themselves facing off in the drama lead category. They will see competition from another upstart on a new show -...
Wild and Wide Array of Actors in Competition Thesps Turn Archetypes on Heads, Hit Sudsers into Significance
We hear a lot about how tough the landscape is for the broadcast networks, and there's a lot of truth to that. Streaming networks are siphoning viewers, cable shows often have the most buzz, and drawing even a few million viewers into the kind of familiar,...
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