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    How Gabriel Iglesias Went From Recurring Character to TV StarThe stand-up almost became a teacher when he was younger. Now he plays one on Netflix.
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    On My Block’s Sierra Capri on Monse’s Best Season Two Moments“There are so many things that go on in her life that I’m just like, Wow. I can’t even believe she’s experiencing this so early.”
  3. emmy insider
    Patricia Arquette Breaks Down Scenes From The Act and Escape at Dannemora“There aren’t always the greatest parts for women in TV, or anywhere, and these are great parts in their own right.”
  4. vida
    How Vida Gave Its Second Season a One-of-a-Kind SoundA provocative, eclectic soundtrack of songs created for the show makes season two of the Starz series even more visceral and intimate than the first.
  5. emmy insider
    What Hollywood Can Learn From Vida’s All-Latina DirectorsFor showrunner Tanya Saracho, hiring Latina directors to film all of Vida season two was a “responsibility.”
  6. comedy
    ‘You Don’t Have to Have Cerebral Palsy to Relate to My Story’Ryan O’Connell’s show about life as a gay, disabled man is Netflix’s first 15-minute sitcom.
  7. tv
    How On My Block Avoided Turning Season 2 Into an ‘After-school Special’Talking with the show’s co-creators about that shocking death, Ruby’s fate, and their inspiration for Freeridge.
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    On My Block’s Jason Genao Talks Life and Death in Freeridge“Nothing in the show led us to believe that Ruby was ever in danger. For this to happen to Ruby, it was just heartbreaking.”
  9. comedy
    The Better Things Kids Aren’t Really Sisters, But They’re Still FamilyTalking with Mikey Madison, Hannah Alligood, and Olivia Edward about growing up on the FX comedy.
  10. representation
    Why Are Latinx Stories Still So Rare on TV?The showrunners of One Day at a Time and Vida talk Hollywood, Latinx representation, and the “alchemy” of seeing yourself on TV.
  11. chat room
    Abby’s Star Natalie Morales Is Making TV History“It’s something that I can’t talk about too much or I’ll burst into tears.”
  12. behind the scenes
    How Gina Rodriguez Pulled Off Jane the Virgin’s Amazing 7-Minute Monologue“When you have an actor like that, you can write something with full confidence that she’s going to kill it.”
  13. the law
    Jussie Smollett Indicted on 16 Felony Counts by Grand JuryThe charges have expanded.
  14. the case against adnan syed
    Will The Case Against Adnan Syed Uncover New Evidence That Serial Missed?Director Amy Berg doesn’t “want to give the end away” just yet.
  15. chat room
    ODAAT Star Isabella Gomez on Elena and Syd’s Groundbreaking ‘First Time’“I just wanted to make sure that this was truthful to the experience of two 17-year-olds being awkward.”
  16. true crime
    Abducted in Plain Sight’s Jan Broberg on Why She Forgave Her Parents“The reality is that my parents were victims too, and this man was just a master manipulator.”
  17. the law
    Prosecutors Lay Out How Jussie Smollett Allegedly Planned His Own AttackThe Empire star rehearsed the assault with his accomplices, according to court documents.
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    ODAAT’s Todd Grinnell on How His Sobriety Inspired Schneider’s Big Episode“I’ve been sober for 17 years. At this point, those stories are from when I was a different person.”
  19. winter tca 2019
    Big Little Lies Has ‘No Plan’ for a Third Season, Says Nicole KidmanCreator David E. Kelley and the A-list cast swear they’re done after BLL season two.
  20. winter tca 2019
    HBO’s The Case Against Adnan Syed Doc to Premiere in March“This film might be the trial that he will never receive,” says director Amy Berg.
  21. behind the scenes
    On the Set of One Day at a Time, Gloria Estefan Is Everyone’s HeroWhen the pop star joined Netflix’s Cuban-American family sitcom, “we were all running around completely crazy.”
  22. love is
    Love Is __ Canceled After Domestic Abuse Lawsuit Filed Against Co-creatorLess than a month after co-creator Salim Akil was sued by a woman claiming to be his former mistress.
  23. anatomy of a scene
    How Ben Stiller Made Escape at Dannemora’s Heart-Pounding Prison BreakYes, Paul Dano really did squeeze into that claustrophobia-inducing pipe.
  24. the streaming wars
    Why You Season 2 Jumped From Lifetime to Netflix“The stars have aligned,” says co-showrunner Sera Gamble.
  25. chat room
    This Is Us Actor Michael Angarano Knew Nicky’s Big Twist This Whole Time“I haven’t been able to be honest with anybody in my life for about five months now.”
  26. true crime
    Why Dirty John Turns a True-Crime Podcast Into a ‘Twisted Fairytale’Showrunner Alexandra Cunningham adapted the podcast to explore “why women don’t listen to their intuition.”
  27. chat room
    You’s Elizabeth Lail on That ‘Heartbreaking’ Season Finale“By the end of it, Beck’s just in fight or flight mode.”
  28. tv
    How Homecoming Made the Jump From Podcasting to Prestige TVCreators Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg break down the biggest changes, what the ending means, and what to expect in season two.
  29. behind the scenes
    How It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Pulled Off Mac’s Jaw-dropping DanceNo joke: Rob McElhenney spent seven months training, lifting weights, and rehearsing for Sunny’s finale dance surprise.
  30. spoilers
    How House of Cards Pulled Off Claire Underwood’s Final Big TwistWhat to expect when you’re expecting an HOC surprise.
  31. chat room
    House of Cards Star Michael Kelly on the Final Season and Doug Stamper’s Fate“When it all went down, there were a million emotions going through my head.”
  32. backstories
    The House of Cards Team Wrote Their Final Season. Then They Wrote It Again.How the writers’ room regrouped (and killed off Frank Underwood) in the wake of the Kevin Spacey allegations.
  33. crime
    Alec Baldwin Released From Police Custody After Arrest for Punching SomeoneHis alleged victim is now speaking out.
  34. megyn kelly
    Megyn Kelly’s Lawyers to Meet With NBC As Early As FridayIn the wake of Kelly’s blackface comments, both sides will sit down to discuss her future at NBC News.
  35. behind the scenes
    How Better Call Saul Rebuilt the Meth Superlab From Breaking BadThe “daunting” project took a team of 75 set designers, artists, and carpenters, plus advice from a structural engineer.
  36. behind the scenes
    You Co-Creator Breaks Down Beck’s Surprising Twist“He has no f—king idea what she’s actually thinking.”
  37. feuds
    Tom Arnold Just Filed a Police Report Against Mark BurnettOn Sunday night, the two men got into a brawl at a pre-Emmys party.
  38. tv
    You Co-Creator Sera Gamble on a Shocking Turn and Creating Charming PsychosThe veteran of Supernatural and The Magicians discusses tonight’s jolting moment, the death of privacy, and drawing inspiration from rom-coms.
  39. set design
    How Kidding Invented Its Very Own Children’s Puppet ShowStep one: Hire an Emmy-winning Sesame Street veteran.
  40. cbs
    Leslie Moonves Is Out at CBSMoonves and CBS will donate $20 million to organizations that support #MeToo.
  41. chat room
    Atypical Star Brigette Lundy-Paine on Season 2 and Casey’s Sexual Identity“She’s been awoken, as we might say, to her young queer youth.”
  42. chat room
    Mayans M.C. Co-Creator Elgin James Is No Ordinary ShowrunnerHe’s been a Sundance darling, a prison inmate, and the leader of a hard-core punk gang. Now, he’s making a TV show.
  43. representation
    Why Did Magnum P.I.’s Showrunner Think He Didn’t Hire Any Latinx Writers?More than an embarrassing moment, it illustrates Latinx Hollywood’s frustration with its continued invisibility.
  44. chat room
    Jean-Marc Vallée on Why Sharp Objects Ended With a ShockAnd why he added that end-credits scene.
  45. backstories
    How Sharp Objects Made Amma’s Creepy DollhouseThe show spent “six figures” building its crucial, labor-intensive prop.
  46. emmy insider
    What TV Execs Really Think About This Year’s Emmy-Nominated ActorsMatthew Rhys or Sterling K. Brown? Is Donald Glover a shoo-in? And more questions answered by our Emmy panelists.
  47. emmys
    What TV Execs Really Think About This Year’s Emmy-Nominated ActressesSandra Oh, Regina King, Ann Dowd, Letitia Wright, and the other big contenders.
  48. emmy insider
    What TV Execs Really Think About This Year’s Emmy-Nominated ShowsAn honest survey of TV’s creative gatekeepers.
  49. emmy insider
    Trevor Noah Picks His 3 Favorite Daily Show SegmentsEach deals with what it’s like to be a black person in America today.
  50. tca 2018
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Will Bring Back ‘Reimagined’ Greg for Final SeasonBut he’ll be played by Pitch Perfect’s Skylar Astin, not Santino Fontana.
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