How to stay on the air for half a century? Ask "The Young and the Restless"

Jun 25, 2020
Soap operas are more expensive to make than other daytime TV, but still get more viewers than talk shows.
Melissa Claire Egan and Joshua Morrow
star in "The Young and the Restless".
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Will TV cop dramas adapt amid calls to defund police?

Jun 23, 2020
Some critics say the entire genre needs a serious overhaul because of the way it glosses over police brutality.
Snoop Dogg and Mariska Hargitay in a 2019 episode of "Law & Order: SVU."
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Hollywood's mostly shut down. Except for animation.

May 19, 2020
No need for actors to socially distance when they can record from home.
Animators didn't have to change much to work from home. Voice-over artists have had to make some adjustments, though. "Nothing messes up a voice-over session like the guy next door trimming his trees with a chainsaw," says Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants.
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How TV and movies are being filmed during lockdown

May 4, 2020
The season finale of CBS' "All Rise" was filmed entirely over video chat.
Before the COVID-19 crisis and social distancing, the cast and director of "All Rise" promoted the TV show at a fall preview event in Beverly Hills in September. The season finale was made using video chats.
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Let's do the numbers on "Game of Thrones"

Jul 24, 2017
Inside one of the most popular — and expensive — shows in the world.
On average, it now takes about $10 million to film each episode of Game of Thrones.
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EA deal to turn Battlefield video game into a TV series

Jul 11, 2016
Paramount Television and Anonymous Content are remaking the gaming company’s war-themed games for television.
A promotional image for "Battlefield 1."
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Meeting Mr. Robot

Mar 17, 2016
Showrunner Sam Esmail talks about maintaining the authenticity of the tech world in his show.
(L-R) Actor Rami Malek, writer/producer Sam Esmail and actor Christian Slater attend a dinner celebrating Mr. Robot at the Spotify House in Austin, TX during the SXSW festival.
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