Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda to Star in the Netflix Show of Your Dreams

Fans of 9 to 5 or fans of great actors or fans of just plain good news will be excited to learn that Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin will be starring in a new Netflix series about "long-time rivals brought together by a rather unusual change in their marital circumstances" called Grace and Frankie. » 3/19/14 2:00pm 3/19/14 2:00pm

A Grim Analysis of the People Behind Your Favorite Television Shows

HBO's True Detective seems to have filled a Breaking Bad-sized hole in the hearts and minds of television fans. But while most of the coverage of the show has been obsessively fawning, it's still gotten some criticism because of the less than creative ways women and minorities are represented on it. Pegged to that… » 3/06/14 4:00pm 3/06/14 4:00pm

Late Night TV Gets a Clue: The End of All-White Male Writers' Rooms

When NBC announced last May that their next late night host would be Seth Meyers, reaction ranged from Yay, I love him to Meh to Great, another white guy. While Meyers looks like most everyone who has hosted before him, the next generation of late night hosts are quietly ushering in diversity. We just don't see it… » 2/24/14 2:30pm 2/24/14 2:30pm

Television Really Is the Place for Women

A new report released Thursday by San Diego State University's Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film indicates that the number of women working behind the scenes on television shows has increased two percent since 2011 and seven percent since the 1997 season, incremental growth that indicates long-term… » 9/04/13 12:10pm 9/04/13 12:10pm

Oprah Makes Shows for Black Women and Finally Finds Success With OWN

After loads of negative press that must have driven her crazy, Oprah's OWN network is finally hitting its stride, and it's all because she's not making shows for white audiences anymore. That's the conclusion Allison Samuels comes to in her piece for the Daily Beast Thursday about how Oprah has figured out What Women… » 6/13/13 10:25am 6/13/13 10:25am

TV Writers' Rooms Are Getting Slightly More Diverse But JK Not Really

Television writers' rooms are, for the most part, still currently dominated by bespectacled, plaid button down-wearing, ivy league educated (and often very nice) white dudes with names like Josh or Seth, but it looks as though that might be starting to change, like, a teeny tiny bit. At an excruciatingly slow pace,… » 3/27/13 12:30pm 3/27/13 12:30pm

Most of the Women on TV Are Being Directed By Men

The last couple of years have been pretty good for women on television, with new ladycentric programs like The Mindy Project, Girls, New Girl, 2 Broke Girls (so many girls) and Don't Trust The B— In Apt. 23. But while women are more visible in front of the camera, a recept report claims that they're completely missing… » 10/05/12 2:40pm 10/05/12 2:40pm