Wednesday, January 4, 2017

End of Year Roundup: My Favorite IndieWire TV Stories from 2016

It was quite a year -- not only did the whole world seem to go crazy, but I personally had a big change: My move to IndieWire as executive editor! To look back on my first year at the site (which also just experienced its first year owned by Penske Media), I went through and selected some of my favorite stories fron 2016. Read 'em below.

‘Generation KKK’: Why A&E is Considering Rebranding Their Show After Post-Trump Era Backlash

Director James Burrows on How Grant Tinker – and His MTM Hit Factory – Changed Television

‘Parks and Recreation’ Producer Mike Schur Explains How His Show Called the Cubs’ World Series Win

Why the Entertainment Weekly Partnership Made Me Quit the Critics’ Choice Awards

Pivot TV Shuts Down: Why Participant Media’s Millennial Cable Network Couldn’t Survive

‘Surviving Compton’: Michel’le Tells Her Story, Even If Dr. Dre Doesn’t Like It

David E. Kelley Has Given Up on the Broadcast Networks, Partly Because His Last Show ‘Wasn’t Very Good’

Jimmy Kimmel Interview: The Emmy Host on Pickle-gate, ‘Stranger Things’ and His Future at ABC

Greg Berlanti Interview: How TV’s Superhero Guru is Managing Crossovers, ‘Supergirl’s Move and New Inspirations

Millennials Are Slowly Killing the DVR — Which Could Go The Way of the VCR

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Are Making it Hard for the Networks to Launch Fall TV

‘Making A Murderer’ Season 2: Filmmakers Discuss New Lawyer That Could Set Steven Avery Free

TV’s Remake King on Applying ‘Hawaii Five-O’ Lessons to ‘MacGyver’

Conan O’Brien on Why He’s Happy to Return to Comic-Con This Week While Everyone Else Gets Political

Big Stars Love TV So Much, They’re Even Hosting Game Shows Now

Lorne Michaels on ‘SNL’s’ Future, Seth Meyers’ Partisanship, Recruiting Larry David and Not Apologizing for Trump

Spielberg, Bruckheimer & More: Why Some of TV’s Biggest Producers Have Gone Indie

‘Fuller House’ Ratings Shocker: Bigger Audience Than Even ‘The Walking Dead’

Generation Clash: Networks Strike Back at Millennials

HBO in Transition: What to Expect As Programming Boss Michael Lombardo Exits

‘MacGyver,’ Matt LeBlanc & ‘Chicago’ Everything: 7 Reasons the Networks Are Acting Like Networks Again

Ten Ways to Figure Out Which TV Shows Will Be Renewed or Canceled

R.I.P. Prince: MTV Bosses Past and Present on Their Relationship with the Purple One

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