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Jason Lynch

As Game of Thrones Winds Down, HBO Looks to Jon Stewart and Sarah Jessica Parker for Hits

New programming chief hopes to avoid mishaps like Vinyl

On the surface, HBO seems to be flying higher than ever. It has almost 10 million more U.S. subscribers than Starz and Showtime, racked up the most Emmy nominations of…

Could Amy Poehler Revive Leslie Knope to Celebrate Hillary Clinton's Nomination?

Parks and Recreation creator said he's 'up for anything'

This week, as Democrats made history by making Hillary Clinton the first female president nominee of a major party, many on social media were thinking wistfully about another famous, albeit…

NBCUniversal Wraps Upfront With Huge 12.5% CPM Hikes for NBC

Finishes up a tough year for buyers

The final broadcaster has crossed the upfront finish line. NBCUniversal has finished its upfront business, securing CPM (cost per thousand viewers reached) increases of 12.5 percent for NBC in prime time,…

CBS Spins Off Carpool Karaoke as Its Own Series on Apple Music

But don't expect James Corden to host

The Late Late Show with James Corden wasn't kidding about trying to beat Spike's new rival series (also combining cars and karaoke) to the punch. Today, CBS Television Studios announced that…

Discovery Ad Sales Chief Joe Abruzzese to Retire After 46 Years in the Business

Will be replaced by Ben Price

One of the titans of the TV ad industry is calling it a day. Discovery Communications' ad sales chief Joe Abruzzese will retire at the end of the year, capping…

Jeff Ross Does Drive-By Roastings for Dodge in Comedy Central Branded Spot

Viacom Velocity-produced content promotes Roast Battle

Many brands would want to stay clear of comedian Jeff Ross's no-holds-barred roasts for Comedy Central, but not Dodge. The company is teaming up with Ross—known as Comedy Central's "Roastmaster General"—for…

Upfront Postmortem: Buyers Assess This Year’s 'Ugly' Market

Networks secure big CPM gains, but trouble is on the horizon

Given how strong the scatter market had been last season, and the network execs' brash predictions of a lucrative upfront after a couple of lean years, buyers had entered upfront…

Jon Stewart Takes Down Roger Ailes and Donald Trump in His First Daily Show-Style Rant in 11 Months

Makes surprise appearance on Late Show

Ever since Jon Stewart stepped down as host of The Daily Show last August, his fans have been begging him to return to late-night and deliver his brilliant, incisive political…

It's Official: Roger Ailes Resigns From Fox News Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

Rupert Murdoch steps in as chairman and acting CEO

After a flurry of bizarre reports earlier this week, confirmed then quickly denied, about Roger Ailes' exit from Fox News, it's now official: The chairman and CEO is departing the…

The Return of 'Stephen Colbert' and Jon Stewart Gives Late Show a Ratings Boost

Going live post-RNC pays off for CBS

CBS had hoped that its decision to broadcast The Late Show with Stephen Colbert live during both political convention weeks would give the show the boost in ratings and buzz…

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