FROM David Nevins
David Nevins David Nevins has a history of working at NBC and Imagine Television (Arrested Development, Friday Night Lights, 24). So he knows something about Emmy-winning, critically loved shows that don't get huge ratings. But now, as president of Showtime, ratings don't matter, and the awards and critical love that Homeland -- the first show he put on the schedule -- is getting is making Nevins very happy. He tells the story of how Homeland was developed and that he believes television needs to defy savvy TV viewers' expectations.
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyoncé take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."