Anthony Crupi
The 2014 Upfront Preview How the big 4 stack up

Analogies are often facile things, contrivances designed to hammer home a theme when a light tap of the mallet would suffice. But in light of the fact that it’s a)…

April 21, 2014, 8:58 PM EDT

Midseason TV Matchups New series square off in a zero-sum game

If Kevin Reilly has his way, the time-honored practice of carving the broadcast television season into three distinct cycles (fall, midseason, sleepaway camp) will go the way of the variety…

January 20, 2014, 10:20 PM EST

Here Are the Hot List TV Winners It was a big year for FX

John Landgraf, FX Networks Photo: Karl J. Kaul/Wonderful Machine Under John Landgraf, FX has produced some of the decade’s most critically acclaimed original TV series. With the addition of the Cold War spy…

December 2, 2013, 9:36 PM EST

Who Will Emerge Victorious in These 5 Time Slots? A look at some of this fall’s great head-to-head matchups

That last season was a disaster from a development standpoint is self-evident; only 10 freshman series were deemed worthy of renewal, leaving every network other than CBS with a schedule…

September 22, 2013, 10:22 PM EDT

The Top 10 Time-Shifted TV Shows of 2012
Jump Ball: CBS, Turner Talk Up Hoops Collaboration McManus, Levy relive March Madness pact

When CBS and Turner Sports hashed out a deal to share the rights to March Madness back in April 2010,  president of CBS News and Sports Sean McManus said the…

October 5, 2011, 4:12 PM EDT

Empire State of Mind Jay-Z to rock stoner set with Adult Swim deal

Jay-Z on Wednesday evening will announce a development deal with Adult Swim, one that is likely to involve an original animated series. Sources at Turner confirmed a partnership, although details remain…

May 18, 2011, 6:51 PM EDT

Koonin Electric as Turner Suffers Upfront Blackout Entertainment chief’s jokes keep fannies in seats

A power surge at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom Wednesday morning threatened to put the kibosh on Turner’s upfront presentation, but a quick-thinking programming executive saved the day. Moments after Conan O’Brien…

May 18, 2011, 5:52 PM EDT

Kimmel Skewers ABC in Upfront Bit It’s what he does, people

Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday evening trotted out his now-familiar shtick for media buyers, taking jabs at home network ABC with a monologue that neatly skewered the very underpinnings of broadcast…

May 17, 2011, 6:50 PM EDT

ESPN Laughs It Up Seth Meyers delivers the punch lines

Seth Meyers on Tuesday made his second upfront appearance in as many days, taking the stage at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square to lend a comic touch to…

May 17, 2011, 1:54 PM EDT