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From Stage to Superhero: The Flash's Grant Gustin Has Always Been on the Fast Track

CW star talks about his dancing, his costume and (shh) his Superman tattoo

It's the biggest show on the CW and on track to become the network's most-watched series ever. The Flash, it appears, really can outrun everything. As with any prime-time property, especially…

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…

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.…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Presenting the Winners of the Television Hot List

It was a big year for HBO

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