HBO presents Entourage, the hit comedy series that takes a look at the day-to-day life of Vince Chase, a hot young actor in Hollywood, and his inner circle. He’s brought with him from their hometown in Queens, New York: manager Eric, half-brother Drama, and friend Turtle. The series draws on the experiences of industry insiders to illustrate both the heady excesses of today’s celebrity lifestyle, as well as the highs and lows of love and success in show biz. Eric, along with super agent Ari, keep Vince’s star rising while making sound decisions for a long-lasting career in a world of fleeting fame.
Created by Doug Ellin, the show aired on HBO for eight seasons. The series was well received by critics, receiving 26 Primetime Emmy nominations, with six wins, in...
The American crime comedy Orange is the New Black is created by CAA Speaker Jenji Kohan. The series premiered on Netflix in June 2013 and returned for its second season in 2014. Based on Piper Kerman’s memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, the series follows ‘Piper Chapman’ who is sentenced to 15 months in federal prison. The crime committed occurred 10 years prior when Piper delivered a suitcase full of drugs to her ex-girlfriend Alex Vause. In the meantime, Piper left her wild child behavior behind settling in upper-middle class New York with her fiancé Larry Bloom.
The series received critical acclaim from critics and viewers. To date the series has been nominated for 12 Emmy Awards and earned the prestigious Peabody Award in...
Set in 1960s New York, the sexy, stylized and provocative AMC drama Mad Men follows the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue advertising, an ego-driven world where key players make an art of the sell. The series revolves around the conflicted world of Don Draper (Jon Hamm), the biggest ad man (and ladies man) in the business, and his colleagues at the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce Advertising Agency. As Don makes the plays in the boardroom and the bedroom, he struggles to stay a step ahead of the rapidly changing times and the young executives nipping at his heels. The series also depicts authentically the roles of men and women in this era while exploring the true human nature beneath the guise of 1960s traditional family values.
Since the series...
The Shonda Rhimes drama How to Get Away with Murder stars Academy Award nominee and Tony Award-winning actress Viola Davis as the cunning ‘Professor Annalise Keating.’ Premiering Fall 2014, the series follows the private and personal lives of Professor Keating and her students as they become unwillingly intertwined in a murder plot.
The series’ first season received nominations at the Golden Globes, People’s Choice Awards and the NAACP Image Awards, including three wins. The role earned Davis a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress.
In September 2014, HTGAWM broke The Blacklist’s record for the most DVR playback views, which was set earlier that year. The series has been renewed for a second season and will...
One of television’s most critically acclaimed programs, the Peabody Award-winning drama series The Wire challenged viewers with a “cop show” unlike anything on air for five seasons. The Wire, an HBO drama, aired from 2002 to 2008 and depicted a dystrophic American city contending with a fraudulent drug war, the loss of its industrial base, political and educational systems incapable of reform and a media culture oblivious to all of the above.
Each season of The Wire focused on a different facet of the city of Baltimore. In chronological order they were: the illegal drug trade, the seaport system, the city government and bureaucracy, the school system, and the print news media.
Created by David Simon, a police reporter at The Baltimore Sun for twelve...
Fox’s musical drama Empire, debuted on Fox in early 2015. The series combines the talents of Academy Award nominated actor Terrence Howard, Academy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Lee Daniels. Empire follows ‘Lucious Lyon’ (Howard) as he tries to determine which of his sons will be the heir to the hip-hop music and entertainment company he created, Empire Enterprises.
Since the show’s debut, it has received positive reviews from critics and viewers and has already been renewed for a second season. Empire had Fox’s highest-rated debut in three years and boasted a continuous viewership increase throughout the first season.
Over the last four decades, NBC’s Emmy Award-winning late-night comedy Saturday Night Live, has launched the careers of many of the brightest comedy performers of a generation; and, as The New York Times noted on the occasion of the show’s Emmy-winning 25th Anniversary special in 1999: “In defiance of both time and show business convention, SNL is still the most pervasive influence on the art of comedy in contemporary culture.” At the close of the century, Saturday Night Live placed seventh on Entertainment Weekly’s list of the “Top 100 Entertainers of the Past 50 Years.”
The program has won 42 Emmy Awards and now holds the title for the most nominated television show in Emmy history with 183 nominations. SNL has been honored twice, in...
Ruthless and cunning, Congressman Francis Underwood (Oscar winner Kevin Spacey) and his wife Claire (Robin Wright) stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of greed, sex, and corruption in modern D.C. Kate Mara (American Horror Story) and Corey Stoll (Midnight in Paris) costar in the first original series from David Fincher (The Social Network) and Beau Willimon (The Ides of March).
The HBO comedy Veep stars Emmy-winning actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Premiering in 2012, the show is currently airing its third season. Veep is a comedic look at the fictional vice president turned president of the United States ‘Selina Meyers,’ played by Louis-Dreyfus.
Veep has been nominated three years in a row for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, its second season won the Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Comedy Series, and its third season won the TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy. It joins The Office, 30 Rock, and Modern Family as the only comedy series since 2000 to win awards from both the Screen Actors Guild and the Writers Guild of America in the same year. Louis-Dreyfus has won three consecutive Primetime...
It’s the story of a wealthy family that lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together. It’s Arrested Development, the Emmy Award and Golden Globe-winning series starring one of the funniest ensembles in TV comedy, who taught viewers the meaning of “never nude,” spread a dangerous amount of misinformation about maritime law, and reminded everyone “that’s why you always leave a note.”
Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.
It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plots, lusts and intrigues; to the vast and savage eastern lands; all the way to the frozen north, where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men…all will play the Game of Thrones.
Created by authors-turned-showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, the show has attracted record number of viewers and an active international fan base. The series also stars CAA Speaker and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage as ‘Tyrion Lannister.’
The award-winning ABC series Scandal premiered in 2012 and is currently airing its fourth season. Starring Kerry Washington as ‘Olivia Pope,’ the series follows the former White House Communications Director who starts her own crisis management firm and discovers her clients are not the only ones with secrets.
For this role, Washington broke barriers by becoming the first African American woman to a headline a network TV show since the 1974 short-lived series Get Christie Love. In 2013, Washington earned her first primetime Emmy Award nomination for her portrayal of ‘Olivia Pope.’ She was also awarded an NAACP Image Award for Best Actress and the show won for Best Drama.
The show has received generally favored reviews by critics and viewers. Scandal has...
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