Cable networks like FX, Lifetime, TV Land, AMC, SyFy, TNT, MTV, and Nickelodeon are attracting top talent from film and broadcast TV for new projects.
With dozens of new projects casting at the same time each year, last-minute changes and compromises are inevitable.
USC professor Neely Swanson analyzes how many of the comedy and drama pilots ordered by the TV networks this year were created and written by women.
The Emmy Award-winning casting director of "Entourage," "The Sopranos," and "The Fighter" calls pilot season "crazy" and offers advice for new talent.
Louis C.K. makes television his way. At least, that's been his model for success in two seasons of his acclaimed FX comedy series, "Louie."