cable television

Sort by:
  • Interview

    6 Questions With…Ray Stevenson

    Irish-born actor Ray Stevenson chats about playing a notorious pirate on the Starz series “Black Sails,” starting his film career after 40, and which of his performances changed him for the better!

  • News

    The 22nd Annual SAG Awards Television Nominees

    From "Key & Peele" to "Transparent," here are the series and actors who scored nominations this year! Watch the live broadcast of the ceremony on TNT and TBS Jan. 30!

  • News

    5 Shows You Must, Must, Must Binge This Holiday Season

    Backstage staffers watch a lot of TV—so you should trust us when we say that these are the five shows you need to watch during your downtime over the holidays, whether you’re on a plane, a bus, a train, or your parents’ couch.

  • Interview

    8 Questions With…Ben Daniels

    The British actor is back on American TV screens as the demanding artistic director of the ballet company at the heart of Starz’s “Flesh and Bone,” and chats about silver linings to bad jobs, why his character’s description made him hide the chocolates, and working with Jodie Foster.

  • Interview

    John Benjamin Hickey Follows the Work

    The Tony winner and beloved character actor is currently Off-Broadway in “Dada Woof Papa Hot” and on TV screens as a nuclear physicist on “Manhattan.”

  • Interview

    8 Questions With…Kathy Bates

    The Oscar winner returns for her third installment of FX’s “American Horror Story” (airing Wednesday nights) and talks about her newfound love for Lady Gaga, her acting crushes, and her single day spent working for Ringling Brothers.

  • News

    13 Hilarious Mockumentary TV Shows

    What’s more fun than unscripted television? Scripted “mockumentaries” that mimic docudramas, break the fourth wall, and bring us original characters and great performances. Here are 13 mockumentary television shows that should not be missed!

  • Advice

    Backstage Experts Answer: 19 Must-Watch TV Performances

    Our Backstage Experts know a great performance when they see one! This week they answer the question: Which (current) TV performers should all actors be watching and why?

  • News

    6 Pieces of Must-Know Casting News

    Stay in the loop on industry and casting news with our weekly write-up on who’s been slated for recent film and television roles.

  • Interview

    7 Questions With…Katey Sagal

    “Married With Children” and “Sons of Anarchy” star Katey Sagal discusses her new show, FX’s “The Bastard Executioner,” her acting crushes of the moment, why she was the worst waitress ever, and more!