| May 15, 2013
| 10:49 AM
As the television networks announced their fall schedules during this week's upfronts, news was pretty mixed for TV's LGBT characters.
The good news first: Former "Will & Grace" star Sean Hayes is returning to NBC with a new sitcom bound to touch on gay...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 5:41 AM
Spots are getting scant on the teams of NBC's "The Voice" so the coaches are getting pickier and pickier (and sassier and sassier) and competition's getting fierce.
But for the contestants, it's still all about singing and dreams.
| Sep 29, 2014
| 10:58 AM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - What have we learned so far?
One week into the 2014-15 television season, according to Nielsen's official game clock, the biggest headline for the broadcast nets is that they've been able to generate solid sampling for high-...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Comedy writer Scott Silveri has inked a rich three-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV.
Silveri, a highly sought-after showrunner, fielded offers from all of the major TV shops, a sign of the strong demand for experienced comedy scribes even as...
| May 9, 2014
| 9:07 PM
Laura Benanti was born to be on stage.
Not just because she could sing the entire score to Stephen Sondheim's "Follies" by the time she was 10.
Or because she trick-or-treated while costumed as the leading lady from Sondheim's "Passion."
| Apr 29, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Laura Benanti wants a bigger audience.
Not just for herself, mind you, but for all theatrical endeavors.
"I'm trying to do whatever I can to bring this art form to the next generation," the singer-actress says on the phone from her home in New York....
| Apr 24, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Todd Holland and Karey Nixon Burke's Dark Toy Entertainment has signed a two-year overall deal with ABC Studios, Variety has learned.
The producing partners, who had previously been under an overall deal with Universal TV, recently finished the pilot...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:00 PM
The landscape of network television was radically different 16 years ago when Ellen DeGeneres came out on her ABC sitcom "Ellen" during the "Puppy Episode." The scene sent shock waves across the country, and ground was both broken and paved for gay rights...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 5:30 AM
"The Sound of Music" has been sweet to Laura Benanti. In 1998 at the age of just 18, she made her Broadway debut as Maria in a revival of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, but it was her role last month as Maria's rival, the jilted Elsa Schrader, in NBC'...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 4:32 PM
NBC has the biggest list of bubble shows this year, no surprise considering the network's continued ratings struggles....
| May 10, 2013
| 4:32 PM
NBC's house-cleaning at its comedy division continues: First-year series "Go On" has been canceled....
| Jan 31, 2013
| 4:46 PM
Television and the music industry are enjoying a beautiful relationship this winter. Consider: Adam Levine of “The Voice” lifted “Saturday Night Live” to its biggest audience this season when he hosted last weekend. Levine helped...