2014-15 Broadcast TV Season

Resurgent NBC Sets Sights on Two Remaining Weak Spots: Thursdays and Comedies

When NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt started at the network in 2011, things looked bleak. NBC has now clawed its way back to first place in the 18-49 demographic, thanks to Sunday Night Football, The Voice and hits like The Blacklist.

ABC’s Success With Diversity Comes From Focusing on Creators, Not Just Stars

ABC has changed mainstream television's diversity makeup more than any of its broadcast counterparts in recent years, and executives say the commitment is paying off not just in ratings, but also in quality.

The 10 Best New TV Shows of the Year

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 […]

As of Halloween, This Season’s TV Ratings Are So Low It’s Scary

It is the middle of the fall, when the leaves turn brown and die, as so do the sitcoms. This has been a notably bad year for new broadcast TV—multiple […]

Fox Is Done With 2014-15 Upfront Sales

Fox is essentially done with its upfront sales, according to a source, gaining pricing increases of 2.5-3.5 percent but losing volume after a rough 2013-14 season in which ratings for American Idol, in particular, hastened the decline that had been all but certain for years. Poor showings from The New Girl and The Mindy Project didn't help, either.

Networks Will Write Discounted C7 Deals, but Not Everyone’s Biting

Even with Kevin Reilly out at the News Corp broadcaster and ratings declines from an aging American Idol, Fox has managed to score a serious deal: GroupM, arguably the biggest media agency network, is buying C7 guarantees.

The More Things Change: What’s Old Is New Again at the CW

There are few surprises on the CW's upfront schedule, besides virgins. It's a good time for the network's comic-book-heavy prime-time lineup: Arrow will be joined by spinoff The Flash in the fall; and the 100, Hart of Dixie and Beauty and the Beast will all be back, though Beauty doesn't get a slot until midseason.

CBS Puts Football on Thursday, Joel McHale May Go to Late Late

UPDATE: CBS's Les Moonves, talking to Bloomberg denies... everything, really, saying that there are a lot of people throwing hats in the ring for Craig Ferguson's old gig.

ABC Dips a Toe Into the Programmatic Pool

While it executed all the expected dance moves, screening cut-downs of its fall series before letting late-night prankster Jimmy Kimmel off the leash for his annual Friar’s Club roast of the broadcast biz, ABC on Tuesday afternoon had at least one surprise up its sleeve.

Upfront Upheaval: ABC Creates an All-Shonda Rhimes Thursday Block

It’s Shonda Rhimes’ world; everyone else just lives in it.