Oriana Schwindt

Oriana Schwindt never met a low-rated show she didn't like (alas, poor Firefly/Terriers/Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23, we knew you well!). Her career trajectory can be traced back to the tender age of 13 when she fell in love with Buffy the Vampire Slayer and began studying ratings to figure out whether her favorite show stood a chance of renewal; she's been plotting her House of Cards-style ascension to Ruler of Television ever since. Her byline has appeared in Rolling Stone, BusinessWeek, and Entertainment Weekly and she is a former TV Guide Magazine staff writer.

Articles byOriana Schwindt


‘The Bastard Executioner’s Flora Spencer-Longhurst on Lady Love’s ‘Fierce Loyalty’

The cast of Life in Pieces

Candid Snapshots of ‘Life in Pieces’ (PHOTOS)

The Bastard Executioner - Wilkin Brattle

‘The Bastard Executioner’s Wilkin Brattle Is Disgusted by the “Justice” He Must Carry Out (VIDEO)

Neil deGrasse Tyson

What It’s Like to Compose a Tweet with ‘StarTalk’s Neil deGrasse Tyson

Life in Pieces - Niall Cunningham, Hunter King, Thomas Sadoski

‘Life in Pieces’ Gets Awkward When Tyler Brings Home Hot Girlfriend Clementine (VIDEO)

Seeso Logo

Comedy Nerds Will Soon Have “Seeso,” a New Streaming Channel

Jessica Jones - Marvel

‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones’: Krysten Ritter on ‘the Role of a Lifetime’ (Plus: First Look Trailers)

Outsisders WGN

WGN’s ‘Outsiders’ Trailer Promises Beards, ATVs, and Drama (VIDEO)


‘Jane the Virgin’ Season 2 Will Bring More Baby Drama, Love Triangles and…Three Weddings?!

Bradley Cooper, Jamie McDornan - Limitless

‘Limitless’ Promises the Return of Bradley Cooper Very Soon

Elementary - John Noble

4 Things We Learned About ‘Elementary’ at New York Comic Con

Ted Danson as Hank Larsson, Patrick Wilson as Lou Solverson, Fargo

‘Fargo’ Season 2: A Who’s Who of Strong and Sinister Characters (PHOTOS)

Tyrant - Adam Rayner as Barry

FX Renews ‘Tyrant’ for Season 3

Bones - Tamara Taylor, Emily Deschanel and guest star Betty White

First Look: Betty White as the Newest ‘Bones’ Squintern (PHOTO)

Alexander Dreymon (as Uhtred) with Emily Cox (as Brida) - The Last Kingdom - Episode 2

Resistance Is Feudal: Why Dark Ages-Set Dramas Are on the Rise


USA’s New Comedy ‘Donny!’ Gives You a Narcissistic Daytime Host (VIDEO)

Jane the Virgin

‘Jane the Virgin’s Latin Lover Narrator Recaps Season 1 in Under 2 Minutes


‘Bones’ Season Premiere: What Happened to Booth?

Into the Badlands - Daniel Wu as Sunny

Inside ‘Into the Badlands’: A World of Warrior Rebels and Rulers (PHOTOS)


Kim Ravers’s FBI Agent Clashes With ‘Bones’ on How to Find Booth


Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons on ‘Fargo’s New Season of Murder and Mayhem

October Streaming Shows

October TV Streaming: What Shows Are Coming and Going

Bones - T.J. Thyne and Emily Deschanel

Booth Goes Missing on ‘Bones’, Leaving Brennan With a New Mystery

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD cast Season 3 - Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Chloe Bennet as Agent Daisy Johnson, Clark Gregg as Director Phil Coulson, Nick Blood as Agent Lance Hunter, Adrianne Palicki as Agent Bobbi Morse, Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso 'Mack' MacKenzie and Luke Mitchell as Lincoln Campbell

3 Revelations About ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’


‘The Player’ Gets Suspenseful in Episode 2 (PHOTO)

Trevor Noah - The Daily Show

Here Are Trevor Noah’s First Week Guests on ‘The Daily Show’

Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris - Season 1

Neil Patrick Harris Talks About Giving Audiences the ‘Best Time Ever’—and That Scary Reese Witherspoon Stunt


Neil Patrick Harris on Fellow Emmy Host Andy Samberg: ‘I Think He Did a Great Job’

Anne Burrell and Chris Soules - Worst Cooks in America

‘The Bachelor’s Chris Soules Breaks Hearts and Eggs on ‘Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition’ (VIDEO)


Four People You Shouldn’t Invite to Your Emmy Party

Daniel Wu as Sunny - Into the Badlands _ Season 1, Episode 1

‘Into the Badlands’: A Wandering Warrior Seeks Enlightenment (With a Sidekick and Sword at His Side)

Truth Be Told - Season Pilot - Tone Bell as Russell, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Mitch

‘Truth Be Told’: A Bro’s Guide to the N-Word (and Other Taboo Topics)

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Fall Streaming TV: 3 New Online Series to Add to Your Queue

Brian F O'Byrne as Baron Erik Ventris, Stephen Moyer as Milus Corbett in The Bastard Executioner

Kurt Sutter on Why ‘The Bastard Executioner’ Is Set in Wales, and How Matthew Rhys Made His Dad Cry


Hulu’s ‘Casual’ Key Art Shows a ‘Very’ Close Family

Code Black

‘Code Black’: Marcia Gay Harden Learns the Tough Truth About Doctors

Limitless cast

‘Limitless’: What’s a Guy With a Drug-Enhanced High IQ to Do? (Answer: Help the FBI)

Life In Pieces

‘Life in Pieces’: Funny Family Dysfunction Across Generations

Paul Reiser and Craig Roberts in Red Oaks

‘Red Oaks’: Coming of Age at a Country Club in the ’80s


‘The Bastard Executioner’: Battling for a Normal Life in 14th Century Wales

James Franco - Making a Scene

James Franco on ‘Making a Scene’ With Hilarious Movie and TV Mash-Ups

You’re the Worst - Chris Geere as Jimmy, Aya Cash as Gretchen

‘You’re the Worst’s Awful Couple Tries to Survive Each Other on Season 2


5 Things to Expect on ‘The Awesomes’ Season 3

Mr Robot - Christian Slater as Mr. Robot, Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson

‘Mr. Robot’ Finale: Christian Slater on That Times Square Speech and Whether He’ll Be Back for Season 2


The Great Streaming War of 2015: Hulu Introduces Ad-Free Option


Amazon Prime Introduces Offline Viewing for iOS and Android

Hannibal - Season 3

‘Hannibal’ Finale: Bryan Fuller Reveals Will and Hannibal’s Fate…And Explains That Chilling Last Dinner Scene


‘The Awesomes’ Season 3 Flips the Script on Good and Bad Guys (VIDEO)

Significant Mother - Jonathan Silverman as Harrison, Josh Zuckerman as Nate, Nathaniel Buzolic as Jimmy and guest-star Terry Kiser - 'Edibles Wrecks'

Tonight’s ‘Significant Mother’ Episode Pays Homage to ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’


‘Mr. Robot’s Major Reveal: Rami Malek and Christian Slater on That Game-Changing Twist

True Detective Season 2 Finale Colin Farrell Rachel McAdams

15 Life Lessons from ‘True Detective’ Season 2

Adam Goldberg as Mr. Numbers in Fargo

‘The Jim Gaffigan Show’s Adam Goldberg Talks Fleeting Fame and Filming ‘Fargo’ in Subzero Temps

Significant Mother - Krista Allen as Lydia, Linda Gray as Gammy, and Jonathan Silverman as Harrison

First Look: A Southern Belle Stops by ‘Significant Mother’ (PHOTO)


Iron Mike Suits Up for a Second Season of ‘Mike Tyson Mysteries’


‘BoJack’ Jokes: What You Missed in Season 2, Episodes 10-12 (Part 4)


‘BoJack’ Season 2: Hidden Jokes You Missed in Episodes 7-9 (Part 3)


‘BoJack’s Hidden Jokes: What You Missed in Season 2 (Part 2)


‘BoJack Horseman’ Season 2: The 75+ Puns, Sight Gags and Hidden Gems You Missed in Episodes 1-3 (Part 1)

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! - Ryan Newman as Claudia Shepard, Jack Griffo as Billy

‘Sharknado 3’ and the Cycle of Intentional Garbage

Hannibal - Season 3 - Richard Armitage as Francis Dolarhyde

Richard Armitage Is ‘Hannibal’s Great Red Dragon

Cable cutting

The Real Cost of Cutting the Cord: Are You Better Off With Cable or Its Alternatives?

Barack Obama and Jon Stewart on The Daily Show

Relive All of President Obama’s ‘Daily Show’ Appearances (VIDEO)

Fresh Off the Boat

2015 Emmy Snubs: 11 Shows That Should Have Been Nominated


‘BoJack Horseman’ Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg Talks Season 2

Milo Ventimiglia and Lily Rabe in The Whispers - 'A Hollow Man'

Drill Isn’t Finished Playing on ‘The Whispers’ (VIDEO)

Mr. Robot

See the ‘Mr. Robot’ Cast Goof Off Behind the Scenes