Articles about WGN America
Star, Lee Daniels’ follow-up to Empire, has got off to a shaky start – with critics mostly giving the show the thumbs down. But there was good news this week for French drama Baron Noir.
Warner Bros’ iconic DC Comics division has proven a valuable source of scripted TV ideas. This week, we explore the extent of DC’s influence in the free-to-air and cable schedules.
Chuck Lorre is the most successful comedy writer in the US TV business. This week, the NAB recognised his achievement by inducting him into its hall of fame. Elsewhere, John McLaughlin has bagged a screenwriting job on Viacom’s Pendergast.
After initially being told his script wouldn’t find a TV home, Outsiders creator Peter Mattei says he found the perfect fit in WGN America. He tells DQ how his story of renegades who clash with the modern world came in from the cold.
US cable is now home to more drama than ever, with viewers spoilt for choice like never before. But what’s behind the glut – and could the market be reaching saturation point? The major players reveal all.