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How TV Networks Battled Back This Week Against Bold Claims by Digital Companies

"Is television dead?" During Turner's upfront presentation on Wednesday, truTV host Billy Eichner called that a silly question, adding, "It's so stupid. That's more stupid than not giving Samantha Bee The Daily Show."

Why Leave It to Beaver Has Stations Seeing Green

In recent years, at the far end of the channel lineup, a slew of upstart broadcast diginets, or subchannels, quietly started popping up thanks to changes in FCC regulations that let TV stations broadcast multiple channels.

How Fox’s Marketing Fanned the Flames of Empire, One of the Biggest New Shows in Years

Nothing takes the sting off a lackluster fall season like a big midseason hit. And that's exactly the situation Fox is in with its new show Empire, which after a month on the air is the season's top series among 18-to 49-year-olds.

A Humbled Fox Seeks to Change Its Fortunes

The last time Fox was at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour, then-chief Kevin Reilly declared that pilot season was dead (which topped my list of the most ridiculous statements network presidents said last year).

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.

As Coke Exits American Idol After 13 Seasons, an Iconic Show’s Future Looks Grim

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 show's 14th season. Yes, that means no more red-and-white cups in front of the judges on what was once the biggest competition series on television. American Idol returns to Fox on Jan. 7.

Latest Court Decision Keeps TV Service From Streaming Live Broadcast Shows

Aereo, the embattled startup, has been officially banned from live streaming broadcast shows to online subscribers due to a ruling by a New York federal judge. According to a previous ruling by the United States Supreme Court, Aereo had been violating the copyrights of major broadcast

Oh Well, So Much for The Avengers Trailer Driving SHIELD Viewership

It was a great plan while it lasted. To boost ABC's flagging Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel planned to debut the trailer for next May's The Avenger's: Age of Ultron film during next week's episode—but that changed last night.

Larry King Has Done Over 60,000 Interviews, but This Is the One He Really Wants

Larry King's career stretches back nearly seven decades, ranging from his early days as a radio broadcaster in Florida to 25 years at the helm of Larry King Live on CNN. He interviewed a staggering 60,000 people before retiring in 2010. But that retirement would be short lived. 

NFL Tops Jeter’s Last Game in Twitter TV Ratings