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ARCHIVED WRITING SELECTIONS

25 Things Even the Most Die-Hard ‘Seinfeld’ Fan Doesn’t Know About ‘Seinfeld’

The ‘Deadwood’ Cast Chats for a 10th Anniversary Oral History of the HBO Drama

Pilot’s-Eye View: How O.J. Simpson’s Infamous Bronco Ride Was Caught on Tape

The real father of Festivus: Before Frank Costanza there was Daniel O’Keefe, who created the beloved ‘Seinfeld’ holiday

Liberace’s Plastic Surgery Left Him Unable to Close His Eyes — Even While He Was Sleeping

Are You Falling Out of Love With ‘The Walking Dead’?

The Daytime Emmys: Should They Stay or Should They Go?

‘The Walking Dead’ Showrunner Scott Gimple: We Already Know What’s Happening in Season 5… and 6

Bob Newhart on ‘The Bob Newhart Show,’ Being a Part of One of the Greatest Nights of TV Ever, and ‘The Big Bang Theory’

The Big Bang Theory Producer Steve Molaro on Raj’s Female Problem, the Shamy Scene, and Season Seven 

Rub-A-Dub-Dub, Two Men in a Tub: Daniel Radcliffe Dishes on Bath Time With Jon Hamm

Hey, TV Networks, Bill Cosby Wants to Do Another Family Sitcom

Malcolm-Jamal Warner Talks Partying With SAMCRO on ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Season 7

‘Breaking Bad’ Spinoff Scoop From the Man Who Created Saul Goodman

11/11/11: 11 Great Pop Culture 11s

‘127’ Facts About James Franco

Oops! Most Embarrassing Emmys Moments

‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ A to Z: Celebrating 45 Years of the Classic Holiday Special

100 Most Memorable Female TV Characters

Tom Selleck Owns an Avocado Farm?! Plus: 8 Other Celebs Whose Side Jobs Should Become Reality Shows

Top 35 Best ‘Saturday Night Live’ Skits of All Time

The ‘Real Housewives’ of … Barnes & Noble?!

 

 

 

Selected 2014 Writings

 

20 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Pee-wee’s Playhouse’

‘Sons of Anarchy’ Postmortem With Paris Barclay: This Is the Beginning of the Downward Spiral

‘Sons of Anarchy’ Star Dayton Callie: People Can Break Your Heart Enough That It’s Not Heartbreaking Anymore

The Big Bang Theory Recap: Financial Aid

‘The Walking Dead’s’ Melissa McBride: Obviously, There’s Something Going on With Carol

The Big Bang Theory Recap: Hocus Focus

‘The Walking Dead’ Recap: You Taste Much Better Than We Thought You Would

‘Dallas’ Showrunner on Future of Series: No Netflix, but Optimistic the Show Will Return

‘The Wire’ Reunion at PaleyFest: Who Nearly Quit, Who Was Nearly Killed Off, and Who Has Fans in Istanbul?

‘The Wonder Years’: It Was a Family Affair Behind the Scenes, Too

Drea de Matteo Says Final ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Season Is About Chickens Coming Home to Roost

The Big Bang Theory Recap: Penny Lover

‘The Walking Dead’ Postmortem: Scott Gimple and Chad Coleman Break Down the Season 5 Premiere

‘The Walking Dead’ Season 5 Premiere Recap: You’re the Butcher, or You’re the Cattle

Why Was ‘The Walking Dead’s’ Melissa McBride Crying at New York Comic Con?

‘The Walking Dead’ Catch-Up Guide: 14 Things We Already Know About the New Season

Drea de Matteo Talks Biggest ‘Sopranos’ Diva and Her New Reality Series

‘The Walking Dead’: Will Eugene’s ‘Mullet of Life’ Save Them All?

‘Better Call Saul’s’ Theme Song: Get a First Listen

Lea Thompson: Suddenly, She’s Everywhere, but Don’t Call It a Comeback

10 ‘Gilmore Girls’ Episodes That Will Make You Want to Binge-Watch All 7 Seasons on Netflix

‘Sons of Anarchy’ Star Jimmy Smits on Nero and Gemma’s Future

Role Recall: CCH Pounder on Working With ‘NCIS’ Co-Star Scott Bakula on ‘Quantum Leap,’ Leaving ‘ER,’ and More

‘The Walking Dead’ Burger: It Tastes Like Human Flesh! (Really!)

‘The Blacklist’: 7 Ways Network TV’s Best Procedural Can Avoid a Sophomore Slump

The Big Bang Theory Recap: Mars Rover, Mars Rover, Send the Baseball Pitch Over

The Big Bang Theory Season 8 Premiere Recap: Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

4 Ways to Not Be the First Fall TV Show Canceled

‘Sons of Anarchy’ Producer Talks Season 7 Premiere: Jax Becomes the Grim Reaper

9 Questions That Should Be Answered in the Final Season of ‘Sons of Anarchy’

‘Welcome Back, Kotter’: 25 Things You Never Knew About the Sweathogs

Who Is Sweden’s Favorite American TV Star? No, Not McDreamy…

‘The Leftovers’ Star Ann Dowd Talks About the Shocking Guilty Remnant Death

Is ‘The Walking Dead’ About to Out Resident Heartthrob Daryl Dixon?

‘Wilfred’ Postmortem: Jason Gann on the ‘Sad but Uplifting’ Ending and the Future of the Dog Suit

Why Are Christopher Knight, Jack Wagner, and Tracey Gold Re-Enacting True Crime Stories?

Role Recall: Amy Brenneman Talks ‘The Leftovers,’ ‘Private Practice’ Babies, Playing a Queen on ‘Reign,’ and That Famous ‘NYPD Blue’ Nude Scene

The New ‘Love Boat’? Here’s the Secret to the Plethora of ‘Hot in Cleveland’ Guest Stars

‘The Leftovers’ Star Carrie Coon Talks Nora’s Gunplay and Couch Dancing, Plus ‘Gone Girl’ and Getting Married in a Hospital

Role Recall: Gregg Henry Talks ‘The Killing,’ ‘Scandal,’ ‘Gilmore Girls,’ and Getting Tickled by Kiefer Sutherland

Role Recall: Michael O’Neill Talks Saving Presidents on ’24’ and ‘West Wing,’ His Unforgettable ‘Grey’s’ Arc, and Messing With Halle Berry’s Mind on ‘Extant’

Maggie Gyllenhaal on ‘The Honorable Woman’ and Tackling a Timely Political Topic: ‘Sometimes Art Can Feel Like the Only Way In’

Malcolm-Jamal Warner Talks Partying With SAMCRO on ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Season 7

’24: Live Another Day’ Finale Director on What That Shocking Silent Clock Means for Jack Bauer

Christopher Eccleston Talks ‘The Leftovers’ Episode 3, One of the Year’s Best Episodes of Television Drama

Which ‘Real World’ Alum Did Halle Berry Choose to Play Her Best Friend on ‘Extant’?

‘Orange Is the New Black’: You Can Throw (and Eat) the Same Pie Crazy Eyes Threw for (and at) Piper

‘Tyrant,’ ’24,’ ‘Homeland’ Producer Howard Gordon Talks Controversies, Jack Bauer’s Future, ‘Homeland’ Mommyhood, and Juggling Four TV Dramas

Exclusive: ‘The Killing’ Season 4 Trailer, and Showrunner Teases the Final Scene She Envisioned From the Beginning

‘The Leftovers’ Postmortem: Hang in There, It’s About to Get Amazing

The 20 Most Outrageous and Disturbing Moments in Lifetime’s Warren Jeffs Movie ‘Outlaw Prophet’

The 10 Best ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Character Backstories 

‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 2: Yes, It’s Just as Good as Season 1 (Maybe Better)

FX Turns 20: The Network’s 15 Best Series Ever (And 5 That Are Not-So-Much)

Hey, Hockey Pucks: 9 Reasons Why Don Rickles Got His Own Spike TV Tribute Special

Michelle Fairley Talks ’24: Live Another Day’ Villainy and Those ‘Game of Thrones’ Rumors

‘The Americans’ Star Costa Ronin on Oleg and the Spy Game: ‘We Have to Remember, Nothing Is What It Seems’

‘The Americans’ Showrunners Talk About the Season 2 Finale Twists No One Saw Coming

Jeremy Renner Talks Narrating ‘The World Wars,’ Guest Starring on ‘Louie,’ and Flipping Homes

Judge Judy: How the ‘Evil Queen in the Lace Collar’ Became TV’s Highest-Paid Star

‘Penny Dreadful’ Star Timothy Dalton Talks About His ‘Weak, Foul, Lustful, and Vainglorious’ Sir Malcolm

Marc Maron Talks ‘Maron’ Season 2, Louis C.K., and ‘The Walking Dead’

‘Bates Motel’ Producer Kerry Ehrin on Norman’s Blackouts, Those Awkward Mother-Son Moments, and What to Expect in Season 3

25 Things You Never Knew About ‘Hill Street Blues,’ One of TV’s Most Influential Dramas

Giancarlo Esposito on the Gus Fring ‘Breaking Bad’ Spinoff He’d Like to Star In and His ‘Rampage’ on ‘Revolution’

Which TV Network Wanted ‘The Walking Dead’ Without the Zombies? Plus, 9 Other Things We Learned on ‘The Writers’ Room’

Aisha Tyler on Being One of Hollywood’s Busiest Stars

The Original Danny Tanner Speaks! Actor John Posey Shares the Story of Losing His ‘Full House’ Role to Bob Saget

‘Justified’ Showrunner Graham Yost on the Season Finale (And a Possible Spinoff) 

Andrew Lincoln on ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 4 Finale: I Asked If We Might Be Going a Little Too Far

Terry Crews Talks ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Season Finale Twist and Whether or Not He Really Lifted That Car

Vera Farmiga: The ‘Bates Motel’ Cast Has Formed a Family Offscreen, Too

Vera Farmiga on Portraying Norma Bates: ‘I Don’t Want to Present a Story That Is Just a Dark Dead End’

‘Walking Dead’ Star Melissa McBride: The Apocalypse Nurtured Lizzie in the Worst Way

Bobby Flay Dishes on His Celebrity Chef BFFs: ‘Way Tougher Than I Am’ and ‘Very Stealth Competitor’

‘Portlandia’ Star Carrie Brownstein Talks Season 4, Binge-Watching TV, and the World’s Next Sexiest Vegetable

‘The Americans’ Season 2 Premiere: So, That Sexy Scene…

‘Walking Dead’ Newbie Josh McDermitt Talks Eugene, His Gun Skills, and, of Course, That Mullet

A ‘Walking Dead’ Postmortem With Producer Gale Anne Hurd: ‘We Don’t Do Anything Particularly Random’

‘Mean Joe’ Greene Drank How Many Cokes for That Super Bowl Commercial?!

Is Oreo’s Super Bowl Blackout Tweet the Apple ‘1984’ of Social Media Advertising?

‘The Sopranos’ 15th Anniversary: 5 of the Show’s Funniest Moments

‘Justified’ Star Walt Goggins on Season 5, His ‘Community’ Guest Spot, and Boyd Crowder’s ‘Tragic Fate’

Happy Quarter Century, ‘FYI’! 25 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Murphy Brown’

Happy 25th Anniversary, ‘Roseanne’! 25 Things You Didn’t Know About the Classic Sitcom

 

 

Selected Archive Interviews

 

Fred Armisen

H. Jon Benjamin

Jon Bernthal

Michael Bowen

Sarah Burns

Helio Castroneves

Coolio

David Crane & Jeffrey Klerik

Bryan Cranston

Charlie Day

Noah Emmerich

Giancarlo Esposito

Ricky Gervais

Vince Gilligan

Tony Goldwyn

Bill Hader

Chris Harrison

Al Jean

John Landgraf

Thomas Lennon

Eddie McClintock

Joe Mantegna

Margo Martindale

Mary Tyler Moore

Aaron Paul

Elisabeth Moss

John Mulaney

Megan Mullally

Shaquille O’Neal

Elizabeth Perkins

“Rowdy” Roddy Piper

Adam Reed

Joan Rivers

Roseanne

Shawn Ryan

Katey Sagal

Sally Ann Salsano

Pablo Schreiber

Tom Selleck

Maggie Siff

Jimmy Smits

Rick Springfield

Kurt Sutter

Nick Swardson

James Michael Tyler

Robert Wagner

Johnny Weir

Scott Wilson

Elijah Wood

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