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1980s Classic Adventures in Babysitting Is Getting a Disney Channel Reboot Promises 'Further Adventures' for a new generation

Good news for '80s nostalgists: Disney Channel is rebooting Chris Columbus' 1987 Elisabeth Shue-centric comedy, Adventures in Babysitting. The TV movie will feature two different babysitters (Sabrina Carpenter and Sofia Carson, the…

January 9, 2015, 11:22 AM EST

Five Shows Premiering This Winter That You Need to See Good stuff from CBS to Amazon

Another new year, another bumper crop of slots on your DVR waiting to be filled with shows that haven't been canceled or started to smell funny after a few episodes.…

January 8, 2015, 4:19 PM EST

The Long, Strange, Impossible Journey That Brought Archer to Television Creator Adam Reed's story is as odd and surprising as any given episode

Really, the best way to get a gig that eventually lands you in the driver's seat of the funniest show on TV is to walk into Turner headquarters in Atlanta…

January 6, 2015, 9:18 PM EST

The Colbert Report Is Dead. Long Live Stephen Colbert His act will never be the same, but it was never the same to begin with

In his second night as host of The Colbert Report, Oct. 18, 2005, Stephen Colbert made a joke that wasn't really a joke. Over the course of the show's run,…

December 18, 2014, 5:10 PM EST

5 Ways Television Changed Dramatically in 2014 For ratings, reality TV and streaming, it was a wild year

Television advertising has been a pretty conservative marketplace: You buy Nielsen ratings, you make 30-second advertisements and sometimes you buy product placement. But the sudden ascent of non-Nielsen-rated content has created…

December 17, 2014, 5:10 PM EST

As Coke Exits American Idol After 13 Seasons, an Iconic Show's Future Looks Grim Viewership is a fraction of its 2006 prime

If American Idol was in rough shape before (which it was), it's looking at an even bleaker future now that Coca-Cola has publicly said it won't be supporting the reality…

December 16, 2014, 1:02 PM EST

The 10 Best New TV Shows of the Year Unearthing 2014's surprising, satirical and sublimely dark gems

At the end of every great TV series—The Sopranos, Breaking Bad, The Wire, 30 Rock—somebody usually jumps to declare the Golden Age of Television at an end, and somehow that…

December 14, 2014, 3:04 PM EST

Will Dish's AutoHop Die by Inches After the CBS Deal? Network gets to abstain from ad-skipping software

Maybe the most interesting facet of CBS' deal with Dish Network, finally reached on Saturday morning after CBS was blacked out on the company's systems Friday evening, is its exemption…

December 9, 2014, 11:36 AM EST

Presenting the Winners of the Television Hot List It was a big year for HBO

December 7, 2014, 8:00 PM EST

NBC's Peter Pan Didn't Even Come Close to The Sound of Music A 2.3 in the demo isn't bad, but it still loses the night

Though what seemed like all of Twitter live-hated NBC's broadcast of the Peter Pan stage play, starring Allison Williams and Christopher Walken, it was still better than a typical Tuesday…

December 5, 2014, 1:42 PM EST

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