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One acting class began Mary McDonnell’s TV career
Angela Rizzoli was Lorraine Bracco’s first comedic role
Lily Lebowski’s fiancé was played by Kathryn Hahn’s real-life husband
How Stacey K. Black Went from Hair Stylist to Director for The Closer and Major Crimes
11 times we saw Mary McDonnell on TV outside of The Closer and Major Crimes
She was in both ER shows! Yes, there were two.
Antoinette Alcazar, Chicago Police Officer & Artist
Christine Cikowski, Chef & Owner of Honey Butter Fried Chicken and Sunday Dinner Club
Julie Harris Walker, Host ‘The Other 50%'
12 trailblazing women who forever changed the TV landscape
These women opened doors and broke down barriers.
Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander were inspired by Cagney and Lacey
“Yes! We are the new Cagney and Lacey!”
6 shows that got canceled and brought back
Unforgettable survived two cancellations while Nashville was almost cancelled after a huge cliffhanger.
One of Kathryn Hahn's scenes from Crossing Jordan inspired a hit show
She doesn't just star in great shows, she inspires them too!
Start TV Presents Remembering 9/11: Reflections From Those Forever Changed
Join us for a special Start TV event as we recall the lives that were lost and forever changed this Sunday, September 5th...
Angie Harmon got her start in this wacky Baywatch spin-off
A chance encounter with David Hasselhoff changed her life.
Did you know they tricked Carol Burnett into doing those Q&A sessions before every show?
Talking to the audience actually made the showstopper ''very nervous.''
Rizzoli & Isles gave a subtle nod to National Lampoon’s Animal House
Animal House was one of Bruce McGill's first roles.
Jane Seymour believed in Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman when no one else would
Seymour saw potential in the hit western drama, even when others didn't.
10 pioneering female superheroes we saw on classic TV
Let's not forget Electra Woman and Web Woman.
R.I.P. Patricia Hitchcock, daughter of Alfred Hitchcock who appeared in ‘Alfred Hitchcock Presents’ and many of his films
She also acted on TV alongside William Shatner and Andy Griffith.
The Closer series creator insisted Brenda have an accent
James Duff wanted to break a stigma.
A séance helped convince Jennifer Love Hewitt to be in Ghost Whisperer
She needed some spiritual guidance to find her most iconic role.
Angie Harmon planned on retiring before Rizzoli & Isles
Just one script reading was needed to change her mind.
Lily Lebowski was written in Crossing Jordan to add Kathryn Hahn
Crossing Jordan helped pave the way for the 2 time Emmy nominee!
The One Ghost Whisperer Scene That Scared Jennifer Love Hewitt
The Ghost Whisperer wasn't the biggest fan of working underground.
Major Crimes Transformed Sharon Raydor into a Hero Without having to Change her Character
Sharon stayed true to her ideals of justice.
In Memoriam: Remembering the women of TV we've lost so far in 2021
Looking back at the women who helped make television great.
Start TV Celebrates Father's Day
Join us for our week-long celebration of Father's Day.
Clare Bowen Found her Southern Accent Through Movies
“I watched that until the tape wore out. It was my favorite accent."
Before She became Jane Rizzoli, Angie Harmon Starred as Another TV Detective
Angie Harmon loves catching the bad guys on TV.
Kathryn Morris Kept Lilly Rush's Hair in a bun for a Reason
"The hair has become a show in itself."
The Costume Designer for ‘The Closer’ Worked Hard to Find Brenda’s Amazing Outfits
Brenda made crime-busting very fashion-forward.
5 facts you might not have known about Nashville star Hayden Panettiere
Nashville star Hayden Panettiere has had an incredible career over the past 2 decades. Getting her start at an early age...
Rizzoli & Isles Series Creator Used Humor to Make the Series More Realistic
Some cases were a laughing matter.
Charles Esten Finds Inspiration From his Comedy Days on Nashville
You might have met him first as 'Chip' Esten.