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T.L. Stanley

What's Different About the New Golden Age of the Family Sitcom

Networks push '90s-style comedies with modern sensibilities

Don't expect the classic sitcom Leave It to Beaver or squeaky-clean '90s shows like Family Matters and Perfect Strangers. But come next season, there's likely to be an abundance of…

Why Big Digital Video and TV Networks Are Increasingly Becoming Production Partners

But will the honeymoon last?

Television its dead—long live television. That could become the unofficial motto, or at least the crawl at the bottom of the screen, to explain the recent flurry of hookups between…

Q&A: FX’s Marketing Chief on Creating Lasting, Award-Winning Campaigns

And why she’s so fearless

When you're a television marketing executive, is it possible to be too consumed with pop culture, media and entertainment? Don't ask Stephanie Gibbons, who set up TVs in nearly every…

How Hollywood Is Successfully Tapping Into Faith-Based Audiences

But taking liberties with scripture is a path to failure

Hollywood, sometimes considered the last place to find anything divine, has seen the light lately, releasing a flood of faith-infused entertainment that includes TriStar's Heaven Is for Real, Focus Features'…

The Oscars Is Still an All-Star Destination for Advertisers

Amex, Cadillac among brands paying record rates to be in the big show

Actors, directors and costume designers aren't the only ones poised to score on Hollywood's biggest night. The Oscars remains one of the most important events of the year for advertisers. The…

T.J. Miller Warms Up for Critics' Choice Awards Hosting Gig With Booze-Soaked Promos

Actor and comedian T.J. Miller was "dumb, and not in a funny way," in the big-screen flop Yogi Bear in 3D. And he's game for trotting out the memory of…

Ad of the Day: Rick and Morty Fans Find Their Carl's Jr. Ad to Be Quite Tasty Indeed

The show's creators produced the spot with 72andSunny

Die-hard fans of Adult Swim's cult favorite hit Rick and Morty are jonesing for Season 3, but they'll have to settle instead for a Season 2 marathon this week on…

Samantha Bee Just Made the Most Comically Violent Star Wars Ad of the Season

Hold on, Samantha Bee is a Jedi? Fans of The Daily Show already know Bee, of Jon Stewart's dear departed Best F#@king News Team, as an intellectual badass. But now she's…

How the Producers Behind RuPaul's Drag Race Went From Extreme to Mainstream

World of Wonder is ready to cash in

Prolific television producers Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey never considered their programming to be underground—so fringe that only the cool kids would like it—when they launched a talk show starring…

The Headless Horseman, His Pumpkin, Play the Odd Couple in Sweet, Creepy Reese's Spot

Imagine if the iconic Headless Horseman and his flaming pumpkin noggin had a bit of a love-hate relationship. They've been together so long that each knows just how to push…

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