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How TV Production Works

Jackpot! A network has bought the TV show script we've been following. Now it needs producers, directors, writers, actors and a production crew ... and to actually make it into the fall lineup.

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  • How Sitcoms Work

    How Sitcoms Work

    We've all seen sitcoms, laughed with them and probably even sung along to their theme songs. But why are we so partial to these half-hour television shows and what is their history? See more »

  • How the DHARMA Initiative Works

    How the DHARMA Initiative Works

    If you're a big fan of "LOST," you're probably full of theories about the DHARMA Initiative and its relationship to other elements of the show. Learn about the DHARMA Initiative, its history and what might be going on at its island research center. Warning: Spoilers within. See more »

  • How the Emmy Awards Work

    How the Emmy Awards Work

    The Emmys -- from the glitz and glamour of red-carpet fashions to too-long award speeches, this award show is not to be missed. But what does it take to get the Emmys off the ground? See more »

  • How TV Production Works

    How TV Production Works

    Jackpot! A network has bought the TV show script we've been following. Now it needs producers, directors, writers, actors and a production crew ... and to actually make it into the fall lineup. See more »

  • How Unsolved History Works

    How Unsolved History Works

    What really happened at the Boston Massacre? Are the conspiracy theories about JFK's death even possible? See how the crew of "Unsolved History" gets to the bottom of some the lingering mysteries of our past. See more »

  • How Writing a TV Show Works

    How Writing a TV Show Works

    TV and film writers may be on strike, but there's no reason you can't go ahead and prepare your great idea for production. Learn all about how to write a TV show, including understanding characters, treatments, and loglines. See more »

  • If Only 'Lost' Were Real -- Wait, Is It?

    If Only 'Lost' Were Real -- Wait, Is It?

    Is the line between fiction and reality getting fuzzier? During commercial breaks in episodes of the science-fiction drama "LOST," ABC ran advertisements for the Hanso Foundation, a fictional (or is it?) organization tied to the show’s plotline. See more »

  • Inside "Drive"

    Inside "Drive"

    In Hollywood shorthand, what "Lost" is to "Survivor," "Drive" is to the "Amazing Race," but with much higher stakes. Learn about this new series that follows a diverse group of people coerced into competing in a secret, illegal cross-country road race. See more »

  • Inside 'Battlestar Galactica'

    Inside 'Battlestar Galactica'

    Splashy, stylish and very expensive for 1978, Battlestar Galactica was TV's answer to Star Wars. In 2005, Galactica came back with a re-imagining of the highly popular original. Find out what the cast and crew had to say about it. See more »

  • Inside 'Deadliest Catch'

    Inside 'Deadliest Catch'

    Don't think the cameramen who film "Deadliest Catch" aren't as gritty and daring as the show's subjects. When 800-pound crab pots are swinging onto a tilting and slippery deck, there's no time to baby-sit the Hollywood rookie. See more »

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