Set Decorators Use Decor to Flesh Out Characters

By Kim Cook Our rooms speak volumes about us, and set decorators for television shows specialize in knowing what they can say. Using colors, accessories and telling details, set decorators help flesh out a character, whether it’s a working-class stiff in a worn-in apartment or a wealthy doyenne in a slick salon. For Los Angeles-based […]

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Watch: Joel McHale Trains Melissa McCarthy for Emmy Day

Announcing the Primetime Emmy Nominations is a serious job. It requires early morning alertness,  the ability to remain emotionless while reading the teleprompter, and in the case of upcoming announcer Melissa McCarthy (“Mike & Molly,” “Bridesmaids“), it necessitates training by Joel McHale. Watch Nominations aficionado McHale put McCarthy through a series of grueling tasks – […]

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The Top 10 TV Moneymakers of 2010

Not surprisingly, the cash cow known as “American Idol” continues to top Forbes list of TV’s Biggest Moneymakers for 2010. Not only are ratings holding strong with the new crop of celebrity judges, but last year’s revenue added up to $7.11 million per half hour, according to Kantar Media. While CBS no longer has to […]

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The Skinny On ‘Mike & Molly’? It’s A Love Story

Viewers may eat up the occasional fat joke, but make no mistake, ‘Mike & Molly‘ is “a love story.” The new CBS sitcom starring Melissa McCarthy (‘Gilmore Girls‘) and Billy Gardell (‘Yes, Dear‘) centers on the budding romance between two characters who are members of an Overeaters Anonymous support group. But the bigger picture focuses […]

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