Timothy Simons on How Veep’s Political Fiascos Mirror Real-Life Scandals

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FX Shuffles Deck as It Prepares Spinoff Launch

As FX Networks prepares to launch a new standalone comedy channel, CEO John Landgraf has elevated three of his lieutenants to the rank of president.

The Most Time-Shifted TV Shows of 2012 [Spoiler Alert]

Time-shifting is playing an increasingly disruptive role in American viewing habits, as evidenced by the significant lift in program deliveries in 2012.

FX Lands Warner’s ‘Mike & Molly’

In what can be characterized as one hell of a bargain, FX has landed the off-network rights to the Warner Bros. Domestic Television comedy Mike & Molly for about half the market rate.

Broadcast’s Graveyard Shift

From 1981 to 2009, NBC aired just three series in the Thursday 10 p.m. time slot: Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law and ER. Celebrated by critics and viewers alike, these were canonical dramas, series that represented network TV at its very best.

Earnings: News Corp. Beats the Street in Q2

Trouble at its U.K. print division may have made a rocky 2011 for News Corp, but the media conglomerate defied expectations by pulling out of its three-straight-quarter streak of year-on-year profit declines. Revenue at the company was up 2 percent over last year in the second quarter of fiscal year 2012, coming to a solid $8.98 billion vs.