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The CW's New Shows, From Best to ... Second Best Only two new shows and neither one is bad

The CW is not a large network. Co-owned by CBS and Warner Bros., its target viewers are the teens and twentysomethings who play Minecraft, watch Netflix, work at odd hours…

September 19, 2014, 8:32 PM EDT

NBC's New Fall Shows, From Best to Worst One home run, two that just might make it and a couple of disasters

Last season, for the first time in a long time, NBC was on top. Much of that was due to The Voice, flagship drama The Blacklist and shows that struck…

September 19, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

CBS' New Fall Shows, Ranked From Best to Worst Everything is solid, but some are more solid than others

Today in our week-long roundup of new shows on broadcast, we're looking at CBS, the place to go for young people committing crimes. There are networks that, faced with changing times…

September 18, 2014, 7:16 AM EDT

The New Shows on Fox, Rated From Best to Worst One is great. Some are fixable. One is doomed

Continuing our week-long rundown of broadcast TV's latest and greatest offerings, we now look to Fox. And Fox is in some trouble. The network lost a huge chunk of its audience…

September 16, 2014, 9:48 PM EDT

ABC's New Fall Shows, Rated From Best to Worst A few nice surprises, a few stinkers and one sure-fire hit

Every day between now and Friday, we'll lay out our predictions and opinions on a broadcast network's fall slate, starting today with ABC. ABC finished third in the demo last year (it will always…

September 16, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

No Fewer Than 5 Shows Inspired by Sherlock Holmes Find Homes on TV Timeless themes and characters live on in the 21st Century

A shadowy cabal of influential media barons went to war with a lone mastermind earlier this year in the court. This, of course, was the legal battle between Sherlockian Leslie…

August 31, 2014, 12:12 PM EDT

A Look Back at the Mythbusters Explosions That Moved Us M7 crew abruptly exits between seasons

Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara, collectively known as the M7 Build Team, won't be back on MythBusters next year. The news came rather abruptly from show hosts Jamie…

August 23, 2014, 2:39 PM EDT

This Glorious Local Restaurant Ad Will Take Your Mind Off Everything Wrong in the World Troy had us at 'scroomin berts'

Feeling sad? Uninspired? Sick at heart over basically every single thing happening in the world right now? Well then, welcome to the "empire of taste," a place where you will…

August 22, 2014, 9:55 AM EDT

The 10 Strangest TV Promo Items We've Ever Received Press kit swag from masks to flasks

Television series fight an uphill battle to get noticed. There's not just too much content on television for even the best team of TV writers to watch it all, there's…

August 8, 2014, 1:44 PM EDT

Hyundai Will Air an 11-Minute Sci-Fi Film During the Ad Breaks of TNT's Legends Premiere Brand will also sponsor show's digital stream

Serious commercials are hard to do well, but when you're doing content specifically for TNT's upcoming Sean Bean spy thriller, Legends, it's sort of mandatory. So Hyundai and TNT turned to…

August 4, 2014, 3:11 PM EDT

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