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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.

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  • Top 10 'Star Trek' Technologies That Actually Came True

    Top 10 'Star Trek' Technologies That Actually Came True

    The characters in "Star Trek" get to wield all kinds of high-tech gadgetry. Some of these gizmos are purely science fiction. What technologies have actually come to pass? See more »

  • What special gear is used to film on a boat?

    What special gear is used to film on a boat?

    It may not seem like much to film on a boat, but it can actually be quite dangerous. What kind of gear would you need to keep yourself upright on a boat shoot -- and what camera equipment would you need to make your footage pop? See more »

  • What’s a 'TV-ready' movie?

    What’s a 'TV-ready' movie?

    If you've ever watched a Hollywood film on your TV, you've watched a TV-ready movie. It's quite a job for film editors to get a film TV-ready. We'll explain the process. See more »

  • Which is more dangerous: crab fishing or filming crab fishing?

    Which is more dangerous: crab fishing or filming crab fishing?

    Everyone knows crab fishing is one of the deadliest jobs on the planet. But do you ever wonder how the cameramen are faring, while they film all that dangerous work? See more »

  • Who Said It: Angel or Edward Cullen?

    Who Said It: Angel or Edward Cullen?

    Angel of Sunnydale, Calif. Edward Cullen of Forks, Wash. Both pale vampires -- can you tell them apart? Are you sure? See more »

  • Who Said It: Captain Kirk or Captain Picard?

    Who Said It: Captain Kirk or Captain Picard?

    Many people have served as captain on the U.S.S. Enterprise. But out of all the captains in Starfleet, two hold a special place in our hearts: Captain James Tiberius Kirk and Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Think you know who is who? See more »

  • Why do TV shows premiere in the fall?

    Why do TV shows premiere in the fall?

    You know you can't wait until the season premiere of your favorite show. But have you ever wondered why the networks' new seasons start in the fall? You might be surprised by the answer. See more »

  • Why don’t all TV networks stream their shows online?

    Why don’t all TV networks stream their shows online?

    Streaming TV shows online seems like it makes sense for the networks. So why aren't all shows available via the Internet? We'll explain. See more »

  • 10 Longest-running TV Shows

    10 Longest-running TV Shows

    Some TV shows are lucky to stick around for just one season, but these did that and then some. In fact, they’re the longest-running dramas and comedies in television history. See more »

  • 11 Longest-running Daytime Soap Operas

    11 Longest-running Daytime Soap Operas

    For more than 50 years, soaps have entertained daytime audiences with captivating story lines. Soap operas got their name from the sponsors, such as Proctor & Gamble, who produced the shows. See our list of the 11 longest-running daytime soap operas. See more »

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