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 by
Oriana Schwindt

TEXT

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

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)

NSTK62821

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

‘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)

Adam Raynor, Tyrant

FX Renews ‘Tyrant’ for Season 3

Tamara Taylor, Emily Deschanel and guest star Betty White

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

TLK_Sr1_JB_03_12_2014-0431

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

Donny-Key-Art-cropped

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

‘Bones’ Season Premiere: What Happened to Booth?

Into the Badlands
Exclusive

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

15-40-2101

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

Fargo

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

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

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD cast Season 3

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

Player

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

Trevor-Noah-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

Andy-Samberg-01

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

Chris-Soules-Anne-Burrell-Worst-Cooks-Exclusive

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

Emmys-05

Four People You Shouldn’t Invite to Your Emmy Party

BAD_101_JD_0521_0477

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

Truth Be Told - Season Pilot

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

casual 4 21 _003

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

TBX_101_DAY_7_1084

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

Casual-Key-Art-Exclusive-Featured-Image

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

106305_D0131b

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

The Player - Season Pilot

‘The Player’: Gambling on Life-and-Death Stakes

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

OAK_8176.NEF

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

TBX_101_DAY_19_3472

‘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

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

The-Awesomes

5 Things to Expect on ‘The Awesomes’ Season 3

Mr Robot TV Show

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

hulu

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

amazon-tca

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-S3-Key-Art

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

Edibles Wrecks

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

Mr-Robot-Slater-Malek

‘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

Jim-Gaffigan-Show-Goldberg

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

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

15-WBSIP_3997

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

BoJack-210-Bourbon-Beer

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

BoJack-208-Sorkin-Homage

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

BoJack-205-Todd-Ideas

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

BoJack-203-Dot-Dot-Dot

‘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!-2015

‘Sharknado 3’ and the Cycle of Intentional Garbage

Hannibal - Season 3

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?

Comedy Central's

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

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

The Whispers_S01E08_1

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