Here's What TV Needs More Of, According To Today's TV Stars
BuzzFeed asked celebrities on the Emmys red carpet what TV needs more of. Find out what Anna Faris, Fred Armisen, and Dan Bucatinsky are craving.
Taylor Schilling, Piper Chapman on Orange Is the New Black
Dan Bucatinsky, James Novak on Scandal
"I think TV needs more of honest portrayals of diverse kinds of relationships. Real grounded relationships where characters just happen to be, either both men, both women, man and a woman, biracial — I think like Scandal does, we need more television that tells stories where people just happen to be."
Anna Faris, Christy on Mom
"Old people. I mean, I don’t mean to sound derogatory… There’s just so many brilliant actors out there. I just love the idea of abnormal casting. It’s great."
John Benjamin Hickey, Sean Tolke on The Big C
"Great writing. And there’s a lot of it. There’s a bounty of it right now. But there’s never too much."
George Mastras, producer of Breaking Bad
"[TV] needs a more cinematic approach to storytelling, a visual approach to storytelling. I think all these folks now have big-screen TVs; you can really apply the cinematography of movies to television."
Hugh Acheson, judge on Top Chef
"More seasons of House of Cards."
Fred Armisen, star of Portlandia
"I would like to see some foreign language shows sort of brought into the mainstream."
Mark Burnett, co-creator of The Bible
Diogo Morgado, Jesus Christ in The Bible
"TV’s really well served right now. I just think we need to keep going and be bold and take risks."
Jonathan Krisel, co-creator of Portlandia
"More commercials. Because TV’s about to be over. Let’s face it."
Samantha Bee and Jason Jones, correspondents for The Daily Show