Topic: Dick Wolf

How Lee Daniels Drew on His Own Life to Shape Empire, TV's Surprise Hit

The creative force tells us what he's learned and what's next

Scratch the surface of Fox's monster hit drama Empire and you'll find a whole lot of truths that are based on the experiences of Lee Daniels, who created the series…

Producers, Not Actors, Are the Stars of TV Networks' Early Series Pickups

Shonda Rhimes, Greg Berlanti are safer bets than most Hollywood A-listers

We're less than 72 hours from broadcast upfront week, and ahead of revealing their upcoming slates (NBC will be the first out of the gate, announcing its fall schedule on…

Upfront Uproar: NBC Guts Thursday Night Comedies, Shifts The Blacklist

Big changes in store for fall

On the verge of winning its first seasonal ratings crown in a decade, NBC still has a lot of work to do if it’s going to repeat its title run…

NBC Renews 3 Dramas

Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Grimm picked up for next season

NBC has renewed the Dick Wolf series, Chicago Fire, and its freshman spinoff drama, Chicago P.D., for the 2014-15 broadcast TV season. The network also ordered a fourth season of…

CBS’ Intelligence Is the Season’s Most-Watched Premiere

Less encouraging results for ABC’s Killer Women

CBS could have a winner on its hands with its first midseason drama launch, while a solid performer in the Tuesday 10 p.m. slot continues to elude ABC. According to Nielsen…

Buoyed by ‘The Voice,’ ‘Smash’ Inches Closer to a Renewal

Monday night is music to NBC’s ears

A stellar performance from The Voice and an all-but-idle CBS helped give NBC a decisive ratings victory on Monday night. Per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, The Voice’s first “battle round” delivered 16.9…