Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade, or creating acclaimed original programming, AMC brings to its audience something deeper, something richer, Something More. The network reigns as the only cable network in history ever to win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row with Mad Men, and six of the last eight with back-to-back honoree Breaking Bad. The network boasts the most-watched drama series in basic cable history and the number one show on television among adults 18-49 for the last three years with The Walking Dead. AMC’s current original drama series include The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul, Hell on Wheels, TURN: Washington’s Spies, Halt and Catch Fire, Humans, Fear the Walking Dead, Into the Badlands and the forthcoming The Night Manager, Feed the Beast, Preacher and The Son. AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like Talking Dead, The Making of The Mob, Comic Book Men and the upcoming Ride with Norman Reedus and The American West. AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Something More.
Janet Varney’s got a lot goin’ on. Her role as the voice of the titular character in the world-famous animated series The Legend of Korra aside, for three years she’s also been doing the damn thing as Sheriff Evie Barret on IFC’s hilarious horror comedy Stan Against Evil. Recently, she created, co-wrote and starred in the comedy Fortune Rookie, which streams on IFC.com and YouTube. Varney plays a fictional version of herself who, after randomly being told she should be a psychic, decides to give up her lucrative acting career to do just that. Oh, and she also co-stars in the acclaimed FXX comedy You’re the Worst, set to begin its final season in a few weeks. With Stan's season finale approaching, Varney recently took some time to talk about working on that show and everything else she’s got to be thankful for this year.
Earlier this year, during the last week of March, I found myself in one of Manhattan’s swankiest restaurants: Upland NYC. The very smart publicity chief at IFC had set a handful of critics up with a chance to preview some of their upcoming content -- all this during what was arguably the best lunch I’d ever had in New York City. The TV gods had smiled upon me that fateful afternoon, as evidenced by the sole responsibility with which I’d been charged; I was to interview the Canadian goddesses of sketch comedy -- the artists currently known as Baroness von Sketch. I made my way to a table where I sat with IFC’s four latest imports (pictured with me at top, left to right) -- Jennifer Whelan, Meredith MacNeil, Carolyn Taylor and Aurora Brown. As a huge fan of these women and what they contribute to the comedy world, I was nervous as all hell. “A joke will break the ice for sure,” I thought. So, I went for it, and it worked, and I later learned that, having only known me by my name, when they read my earlier review of their show they had assumed I was a woman. It was a love thing.
As the TV ad ecosystem grows more complex, with an ever-increasing number of content creators and platforms, some of the inherent efficiency in TV ad buying has been lost. Executing a media plan can be cumbersome, particularly for last-minute changes, and it can be challenging for a company like AMC Networks -- with several hits across networks like AMC, BBC America, SundanceTV, WE tv and IFC -- to recapture that efficiency. Hence AMC's decision to form a partnership with inventory management platform MASS Exchange to offer programmatic linear TV buying.