Emmy Magazine Features

Flipping the Script on the World Cup

A new season, a new setting, an almost all-new team. For Fox Sports, covering this year's World Cup — and the U.S. squad — has meant rethinking every aspect of production. But along with the challenges comes a charming bonus: "the Ted Lasso effect."

By Graham Flashner

After initially passing on a Chippendales project, Kumail Nanjiani was drawn back to the story — now a Hulu limited series — as star and executive producer. But the real-life tale that starts in a '70s L.A. strip club (dubbed Destiny II) — where men take it off for women — is darker than you'd expect.

Sarah Lancashire, starring as Julia Child in HBO Max's Julia, appears in her show-within-a-show with a chicken — purchased and prepped by the show's food stylist Christine Toobin.

Meet some of the stylists and producers behind TV's fabulous food, who are planning, shopping, prepping — and making multiples of every dish.

Decades ago, cable TV transformed pro and college sports into billion-dollar global businesses. Can streaming companies — some of which are valued at more than $1 trillion — now call all the plays?

 Mike Flanagan

In the wake of his latest Netflix hit, Midnight Mass, the writer-director-editor — a horrormeister known for, of all things, empathy — is scaring up his version of The Fall of the House of Usher. Consider yourself warned.

Hilary Swank

In the wake of a meaningful hiatus, the actress-producer finds herself in the pursuit of truth as a journalist in — where else? — Alaska.


At emmy's backstage photo studio with photographer Robert Ascroft, stars relaxed and reveled in their now-and-forever distinction: Emmy winner. Dropping in this year: Lizzo, Jerrod Carmichael, Michael Keaton and more.

Christine Baranski

As Paramount+'s The Good Fight nears its final verdict, Christine Baranski reflects on her long-running role as lawyer Diane Lockhart — and the show that creators Robert and Michelle King made must-stream TV with a take-no-prisoners approach to politics.

Trilith Studios

Creatives who work at Atlanta's Trilith Studios can have a home there, too — and a school and a park and a place to grab a beer....

Paula Newsome

The actress revels in her role as Max, lab chief on CBS's CSI:Vegas, and the name she almost received at birth.

Niecy Nash-Betts

Finding projects that make her happy — and offer something new — is essential to Niecy Nash-Betts. The strategy is clearly working, because the actress-producer is everywhere these days. "Anything is possible," says the star–executive producer of ABC's The Rookie: Feds. "It's never too late."

Fred Armisen, Julio Torres and Ana Fabrega

"Otherness" creates togetherness on Los Espookys, HBO's mostly-Spanish-language horror comedy brought to you from Santiago, Chile, by three ingenious producers — two of whom have roots in SNL.

For fifty years, PBS's Great Performances has been giving all Americans access to the greatest of the performing arts. As Julie Andrews says, "You don't even have to go to the theater! It all comes to you."

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