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These Were the Hottest TV Shows and Networks of 2016

Life met art in the 2016 TV Hot List. Veep, a political satire about a White House run, was declared Hottest Comedy, but was trumped by the real thing, which […]

In Today Show Interview, Charlie Sheen Says He’s Done Paying Others to Keep His Secret

Charlie Sheen has been trying to keep secret his HIV status for four years. After a series of headaches and a hospitalization, Sheen thought he had a brain tumor. Instead, doctors told him he was HIV-positive. "It's a hard three letters to absorb," he said this morning on the Today show.

Charlie Sheen Will Discuss His HIV Status on the Today Show

The Today show is promoting "a revealing personal announcement" from Charlie Sheen for Tuesday's program.

Holy Shark! Syfy Builds a Franchise Without Traditional Ads

Turns out your best marketing tool is word of mouth, especially if the mouth in question is filled with rows of gigantic, serrated teeth.  Dave Howe, president of Syfy, attributed the most recent success to the marketing and PR teams who found innovative ways to talk up the flick, but noted that its stars got into the game in a big way, too.

Winter Olympics Update: NBC Is In the Pink

While the conjunctivitis-plagued Bob Costas may not look back fondly on the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sochi’s stellar ratings performance has left NBC’s ad sales team in the pink.

NBCU Preps Syndicated Meredith Vieira Show

Two years after bowing out as a co-anchor on NBC’s Today show, Meredith Vieira is planning her return to morning TV.

A.J. Clemente’s On-Air Gaffe Sparks Whirlwind Media Tour

No one probably could have guessed 48 hours ago that A.J. Clemente's dubious broadcast debut would get flipped into 15 minutes of fame.

NBC News Upfront Mixes Biz With Comedy Over Lunch

NBC News held a midday upfront at the New York Public Library that featured more than a dozen of the network's on-camera talent riffing on each others' quirks to an audience of ad buyers. The presentation also featured some discussion of the sequester, the economic climate, and, of course, the network's new digital offerings (this last was kept unsurprisingly vague).

Where in the World Is Matt Lauer? Somewhere in This Ad Council PSA

Ad Council PSAs don't get much better than this one from Campbell Ewald and Tool director Sean Ehringer. It would spoil things to reveal what's going on, so just watch. Matt Lauer is pretty great in this mischievous role, part of a weeklong series in which the Today anchors are all engaging with social issues that are important to them. brightcove.createExperiences(); Mark Simon, chief creative officer of Campbell Ewald, has this to say about the Lauer PSA:

Who Should Be Time’s Person of the Year?

At the Time & Life building in New York this afternoon, media types convened over lunch to hear a rather diverse panel of newsmakers—including former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Today host Matt Lauer, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi—discuss who should receive the title of