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Don Cheadle

Issue No. 9, 2013

Cover Story 
Acting, producing, directing Don Cheadle, star of Showtime's House of Lies, is all about the story.

Story By Shawna Malcom
Photographs by Scott Council  


 





More Inside this Issue

The Power and the Glory
The powerful writing on TV's top dramas has led to a glorious era for viewers. Behind those pages, says a writing guru, lies a carefully sequenced structure that packs a punch in every episode — and a season of suspense. 

Kirstie's Got Game
"Anything that sounds exciting, I'm in," says the irrepressible Kirstie Alley. As she launches her new TV Land series, the candid, can-do actress reveals both her playful and insightful sides, which together have made her a TV favorite.

Supply and Demand
Viewers can't seem to get enough of online originals. That's why on-demand streaming services like Amazon, Hulu and Netflix are working overtime to keep the programs coming.

Greg Kinnear's Human Instinct
Greg Kinnear is drawn to playing those woeful, hopeful humans — the ones who have trouble getting out of their own way. As the lead in Fox's new Rake, that Kinnear charisma is sure to keep viewers hooked.

Two Men and an Independent Woman
When Jim Brooks and Allan Burns conceived Mary Richards, she was thirty and divorced — which made CBS execs very nervous. The compromise ultimately forged between the creators and the network led to seven seasons of the beloved The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

Cover Story & Features

Not many actors will always put the project ahead of their role. But House of Lies star Don Cheadle says, “It’s all good” — as long as important stories get told. 

Launching her new TV Land series, irrepressible Kirstie Alley reveals her playful and insightful sides, which together make her an enduring TV favorite.

Primetime Emmy Award winner Shohreh Aghdashloo recalls the intensity of playing Sajida Hussein in HBO miniseries House of Saddam and shares the joy of seeing that golden Emmy shine.

Comedy Writer Treva Silverman – known for classics like Room 222 and the Mary Tyler Moore Show – broke into televsion when lady scribes were virtually nonexistent.

Staff and special guests celebrate the work of Alan Perris, who announced his retirement from his role as Television Academy COO earlier this year.

As series structures change from stand-alone episodes to season-long serials, writers face new challenges in character development and storytelling.

Gabrielle Union Gets Personal

Just how personal do Gabrielle Union's 2 million-plus followers get with her on Twitter? The film-now-TV star shares this and more about groundbreaking BET drama series Being Mary Jane.

True Detective Writer Turns a New Page

Nic Pizzolatto's own journey from writer and undergrad lit teacher to creator of new HBO series True Detective is inspiring.  The 8-part journey stars screen favorites Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey.

Anthony Williams Dresses the 'Single Ladies'

A familiar Project Runway face, series all-star Anthony Williams finds a new fashion voice as the costume designer for VH1 scripted fave Single Ladies.

A Raucus Road To Broad Way

With the addition of Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, Comedy Central launches its 2nd female-led series.