Mark McKinney on finding his Superstore voice and bringing back Slings And Arrows

The first season finale of NBC’s Superstore left the employees of Cloud 9 in a bit of a lurch—particularly Glenn, the store manager played by Mark McKinney. After granting unauthorized pregnancy leave to new mother Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom), Glenn was relieved of his position, prompting many of the store’s employees to…

Breaking Pointe - “It’s Not Brain Surgery, It’s Ballet!”

The best stories about artists (A Chorus Line, Slings & Arrows, Sunday In The Park With George) argue there is no distinction between the personal and the professional in art. People who dedicate their emotions to performance have no way of neatly separating that from the emotions they feel in their personal lives.…

The Slings & Arrows creators discuss their writing process and the show’s future

Susan Coyne, Bob Martin, and Mark McKinney recently talked with The A.V. Club about all three seasons of their terrific series, Slings & Arrows. Part one, about the show’s genesis and their views on the series’ major characters, can be found here. In this second part, they discuss their writing process, the show’s…

The creators of Slings & Arrows talk about creating one of TV’s greatest shows

Few would have expected one of the best TV dramas of last decade—a really good decade for TV dramas—to be about the happenings at a Canadian theater festival, yet Slings & Arrows, which aired on the Sundance Channel in the United States, turned into a cult hit, a critical success, and something of an awards magnet in…