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Upfront Uproar: NBC Guts Thursday Night Comedies, Shifts The Blacklist

On the verge of winning its first seasonal ratings crown in a decade, NBC still has a lot of work to do if it’s going to repeat its title run in 2014-15.

Fizzy, Busy Finale for ABC’s Scandal

With no fewer than four broadcast series calling it a day, Thursday night was a time for cliff-hangers and farewells. But as has been the case throughout the season, only one of these shows delivered a blockbuster audience.

Broadcast’s Incredible Shrinking Thursday

Movie studios looking to prime the pump for their weekend releases may want to start looking for an alternative to broadcast TV. At the risk of trafficking in hyperbole, the Big Four has become a veritable ghost town on Thursday nights.

NBC Renews 3 Dramas

NBC has renewed the Dick Wolf series, Chicago Fire, and its freshman spinoff drama, Chicago P.D., for the 2014-15 broadcast TV season. The network also ordered a fourth season of its supernatural Friday night strip, Grimm.

All Hail Shonda Rhimes

It may be time to rename ABC “The House That Shonda Built.”

Rake’s Charm Offensive Fails to Hook Viewers

Although it was given the plum slot leading out of American Idol, the series premiere of the new Fox drama, Rake, failed to drum up much business Thursday night.

More Tricks Than Treats: November Sweeps Begin on Halloween

By a quirk of the calendar, this year’s November sweeps began on Halloween night and will end on the night before Thanksgiving. Bad news, good news.

TV Network Time Slots Where Nothing Seems to Go Right


CBS Delivers With Thursday Comedy Block

With four weeks of data on the books, CBS’ new two-hour Thursday night comedy block appears to be one of the season’s few unambiguous success stories.

Cory Monteith Tribute Lifts Glee, NBC Comedies Sink

A heartfelt tribute to the late Cory Monteith (Finn) helped rally legions of Gleeks, giving the Fox musical drama its highest rating in over a year.