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ABC Dips a Toe Into the Programmatic Pool Partnership with FreeWheel furthers the cause of automated buying

While it executed all the expected dance moves, screening cut-downs of its fall series before letting late-night prankster Jimmy Kimmel off the leash for his annual Friar’s Club roast of…

May 13, 2014, 10:09 PM EDT

Upfront Upheaval: ABC Creates an All-Shonda Rhimes Thursday Block Hit-maker signs 4-year contract extension with ABC Studios

It’s Shonda Rhimes’ world; everyone else just lives in it. The creator of the ABC franchise drama Grey’s Anatomy and the scorching Beltway caper Scandal is getting her very own night,…

May 13, 2014, 2:21 PM EDT

Sweeping Changes in Store at Fox Tuesday comedy block busted; Animation Domination gets ‘lively’

When the Knights of the Laptop begin to examine the fall broadcast schedule in earnest, expect a deluge of think pieces on how, after a seemingly robust return to form…

May 12, 2014, 9:14 AM EDT

Upfront Uproar: NBC Guts Thursday Night Comedies, Shifts The Blacklist Big changes in store for fall

On the verge of winning its first seasonal ratings crown in a decade, NBC still has a lot of work to do if it’s going to repeat its title run…

May 11, 2014, 3:37 PM EDT

The Quick and the Dead: A Guide to TV’s Renewals and Cancellations Your real-time roundup starts here

On the eve of Upfront Week, when the five English-language broadcast networks will present their respective 2014-15 prime-time schedules to media buyers, advertisers and the working press, news of various renewals…

May 8, 2014, 3:53 PM EDT

Jamie Horowitz Jumps From ESPN to NBC’s Today Show Veteran producer joins the morning wars on Dec. 1

The worst-kept secret in morning news officially was let out of the bag today, as NBC confirmed that veteran ESPN producer Jamie Horowitz will take the helm at the Today…

May 7, 2014, 5:27 PM EDT

NBCUniversal Strikes Gold With Megawatt Olympics Deal Inks $7.65 billion deal with IOC; wins rights through 2032

In a surprise development, the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday announced that NBCUniversal has secured the media rights to the Olympic Games through 2032. The agreement, which covers broadcast rights across…

May 7, 2014, 1:26 PM EDT

Decent Turnout for 24: Live Another Day After a 4-year hiatus, Jack Bauer may still have legs

Jack Bauer’s return to prime time was met with a reception that hovered somewhere between a bang and a whimper. Per Nielsen live-plus-same-day ratings, the premiere of Fox’s limited series 24:…

May 6, 2014, 1:35 PM EDT

Fox Is Batty for Gotham Network orders Batman origin story to series

Fire up the Bat Signal, Chief O’Hara, because Fox officially has ordered Gotham to series. Based upon characters published by DC Entertainment and produced by Warner Bros. Television, Gotham functions as…

May 5, 2014, 5:48 PM EDT

Netflix Books a Third Season of Orange Is the New Black Laura Prepon breaks the news on Instagram

It’s back to the slammer for Netflix, as the streaming service has renewed its prison dramedy Orange Is the New Black for a third season. Netflix has ordered another run of…

May 5, 2014, 4:36 PM EDT

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