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Broadcast networks have not had an easy time of it lately landing their shows in many of the top-tier Emmy races, but comedy series is one category where ABC prevailed for five seasons in a row with Modern Family until it was finally unseated last year with HBO’s Veep. Looking to reclaim the crown for the network is ABC’s Modern Family companion series on Wednesday nights, Black-ishwhich landed a Best Actor nomination for star Anthony Anderson last year but now hopes to…

Many of the original cast of American Crime Story‘s debut season—The People v. O.J. Simpson—are expected to reassemble for the next chapter in the Ryan Murphy-produced anthology show. Producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson confirm to AwardsLine that writers went to New Orleans last week on a research trip for Season 2, which will tell of the American response to Hurricane Katrina. And O.J.‘s Marcia Clark, Sarah Paulson, says she fully intends to return to the series…

Forty minutes out from Downtown Vancouver, on an otherwise ordinary road, there’s an old motel that may look quite familiar, if only you know where to look. This is the Bates Motel, a gorgeous re-creation of the original set from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, the cinema classic that ran shivers down the spines of people across the nation in 1960. It was built for the A&E series Bates Motel, starring Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga as Norman and Norma Bates, one of the most…

From anthology master Ryan Murphy, American Crime Story examines the dark underbelly of America’s passions and prejudices. Beginning with The People V. O.J. Simpson, which made the nation reevaluate the O.J. Simpson murder trial, stars Sarah Paulson, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Courtney B. Vance, and producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, explain why crime isn’t the exclusive preserve of criminals. THE SUPERSTAR Cuba Gooding Jr. is O.J. Simpson Cuba Gooding Jr. was in South…

Open up a drawer on the set of Amazon’s The Man In The High Castle and you open up to 1960s America. But it’s a nation we never knew. Sure, there’s the title to a Rock Hudson-June Allyson movie on the theater marquee, but it’s playing in a Nazi-occupied region of the United States. While an actor’s emotional mechanism largely takes credit for their performance, the cast of Amazon’s hit series talks about how the show’s scenic design, costumes, props and crafts…

PBS, known for showcasing so many British series, brought something a little different to their segment of Deadline’s first-ever Contenders Emmys all-day event at the DGA Theatre. With Mercy Streettheir first home grown original dramatic series in a decade, they wanted something distinctly American, according to co-creator and Executive Producer David Zabel who appeared on the panel with three of his stars. He felt the Civil War provided a juicy backdrop but wanted to…

Powerhouse casting director Jina Jay cannot get enough of John le Carré, the prolific British author known for his tales of espionage and politically-motivated violence. Returning to cast spy thriller series The Night Manager, the first le Carré adaptation for television in twenty years, after casting several of the author’s critically lauded film adaptations (A Most Wanted Man, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) in recent years, Jay can see the common thread that keeps her…

Prior to the Awardsline Emmy screening of Idiotsitter last night, the Comedy Central series received a 10-episode season 2 pick-up. “We wrote today. Today was our first writing day (on Season 2),” co-creator and star Jillian Bell told Deadline’s Dominic Patten. “We thought today,” co-creator/star Charlotte Newhouse clarified. While much of season 2 has yet to be hammered out, the duo are certain about taking Idiotsitter into a new environment next season. Speaking in sync…

This year’s stand-out runners and riders for the Creative Arts Emmys documentary categories—series and special—tackle the crucial sociopolitical issues of today, investigating everything from the 2016 presidential race, to possible wrongful imprisonment and the significant challenges of growing up trans. It’s an eclectic couple of categories; here are a few of the specials and shows ensuring America’s water coolers are working overtime. A Girl in the River: The Price of Fo…

Working on low-budget horror flicks and critically acclaimed Sundance selects for the past several years, production designer Russell Barnes enthusiastically returned to the world of television with Hulu‘s original drama series The Path. From creator Jessica Goldberg and executive producer Jason Katims, The Path stars Aaron Paul as Eddie Lane, a man involved with a cult-like religious group known as the Meyerists whose faith dwindles, risking the loss of his family and…