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Ad of the Day: Eli Manning and Tony Romo Do Their Best Rob Lowe for DirecTV

NFL stars line up against lame versions of themselves

DirecTV killed its long-running Rob Lowe campaign in April after more than six months of spots in which the actor introduced pathetic versions of himself—the kind of guy who has…

VH1's New Ad for Dating Naked Is All About Jumping Naked (in Super Slow Motion)

Coming up with fun ad ideas for a show like Dating Naked isn't exactly Pluto-level rocket science. You think of fun things naked people can do besides dating, and you…

Orange Is the New Black's Latest Inmate Is a Character From a Virgin Ad Campaign

Last year, Virgin Media in the U.K. introduced an ad character who's literally a night owl, staying up late to binge-watch show after show on Netflix. Now, that owl—who goes…

These Creepy Ads for Synthetic Humans Have Britain All Freaked Out

People in Britain who had settled in for a nice viewing of Prometheus this weekend were distressed, to say the least, when a realistic 30-second spot aired—completely unexplained—that advertised synthetic…

HBO Punks Creator of 'Take My Money, HBO' by Sending Sopranos Guys to Shake Him Down

Last week, we saw HBO replying to 3-year-old tweets from cable cutters who wanted a stand-alone HBO option back then—something it is now launching with HBO Now. Today, the network…

HBO Is Replying to 3-Year-Old Tweets From People Who Wanted HBO Now Back Then

Better late than never

A delayed response, but a welcome one. HBO has taken the time to reply to tweets from 2012 this week from people who wanted a standalone HBO subscription service back then—something…

The Walking Dead Spin-off Will Share Only 6 Seconds With the Original

But expect a few Easter eggs, says exec producer David Alpert

The upcoming Walking Dead spin-off on AMC will barely reference the original show. But fear not, zombie lovers. It will be a lot like the current show in one crucial…

Anna Kendrick Meets Amy Schumer, and Won't Soon Forget It, in MTV's New Ad

We know how much you love Anna Kendrick, so here she is in yet another commercial where she gets to be funny and charming—this time at Amy Schumer's expense. Schumer is…

Mad Men's Final Episodes Get a Premiere Date: April 5

The end is nigh, as AMC on Saturday announced the premiere date for the final Mad Men episodes. The second half of Season 7 will begin on Sunday, April 5,…

Adweek.com's Top 10 Television Stories of 2014

Star turns from Taylor Kitsch and Stephen Colbert, plus the year's other big hits and misses

Here are the 10 most-read television stories published on Adweek.com in 2014:

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