24 Hours in Advertising: Monday, May 11, 2015

Dov Charney sues American Apparel, and NBC cuts back on comedies


Here's everything you need to know about the last 24 hours in advertising, in case you blinked.

Buzzing on Adweek:

NBC cuts back on comedy
For the upcoming 2015-2016 season, NBC plans to cut back on comedy shows and instead focus on dramas and Sunday Night Football. (Adweek)

NBC announces a live sitcom
Next season NBC will air an all-live sitcom, Undateable. NBC's venture will be the first live primetime sitcom to air since Fox aired Roc in 1992-93. (Adweek)

Nationwide CMO's exit surprises the industry
Former Nationwide CMO Matt Jauchius, who took most of the responsibility for the failed "dead kid" Super Bowl spot, surprised roster shops by exiting the company after nine years. (Adweek)

Millennial moms and their media habits
An infographic from the Interactive Advertising Bureau and BabyCenter looks at millennial mothers' media habits. (Adweek)

2015 NewFronts highlights
Adweek editors and reporters pulled together the top 15 moments from the last two weeks of this year's NewFronts presentations. (Adweek)


Around the Web:

Dov Charney fires back at American Apparel
Former American Apparel CEO Dov Charney filed a $30 million defamation suit, saying the company caused him emotional distress and damaged his reputation. (Racked)

Networks watch as ad dollars keep going digital
TV networks enter into the 2015-2016 upfronts this week, but networks are worried about digital outlets coming in and snatching up ad dollars. (The New York Times)

Uber looks for an additional $1.5 billion
Uber wants to raise another $1.5 to $2 billion, which would bring the company's overall valuation to $50 billion. (Tech Crunch)

Taxes plague legal marijuana business
While states across the country begin to embrace legal marijuana, those in the business have been faced with high federal income taxes. (The New York Times)


Industry Shake-Ups:

Mullen merges with Lowe
Interpublic Group announced two of its shops, Lowe and Partners and Mullen, would merge to form Mullen Lowe Group. (Adweek)