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