For a long while now television has been where the creative action is in Hollywood. But once the terrain of character actors like James Gandolfini and Bryan Cranston, the new so-called Golden Age of Television is increasingly looking, well, hot. All over cable television, Netflix, Amazon and Hulu are actors who look as good in negligee or boxers as they do in period costumes. There’s Tom Hiddleston, Taylor Swift’s newest paramour, stomping around in The Night Manager in a well-cut suit that barely hides his six-pack. Then there’s Sarah Paulson, in the most infamous perm in American history in The People vs. O.J. Simpson, vamping it up in the sort of come-hither number that explains her varied romantic life. And, speaking of perms, what about Juno Temple? A vixen with frizzy curls in Vinyl she is sexpot in a coquettish pink romper. All these actors and more – Liev Schreiber, Anthony Mackie, Thandie Newton, Krysten Ritter – dress down for W’s August issue, and show that television isn’t just giving us creative gold, but plenty of eye candy, too.