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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.

NBC’s Go On Will Not

The ax continues to fall at NBC, which over the last several hours has severed ties with three of the four freshman comedies that were still in contention for a slot on the 2013-14 schedule.

Why Everything You Think You Know About American Idol Is Dead Wrong

While ratings watchers last week predictably enacted the Friday morning ritual of gnashing their teeth and rending their garments over the state of American Idol, those who would suggest that the show is on its last legs are perhaps more delusional than William Hung

They Took My Show Away!

On the eve of the broadcast upfronts, fans of network television would do well to recall the lessons of the classic Late Night With David Letterman bit, “They Took My Show Away.” A series of lacerating observations about the state of TV programming disguised as a

Smash Creators Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Rehired to Produce 2014 Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences rehired Smash creators Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to produce the 2014 Oscars, The L.A.

No Love Lost for New NBC Dating Show

With just six weeks to go before the 2012-13 broadcast season comes to a shuddering halt, one of the last remaining premieres has exploded on the launch pad.

Smash Shifts to Saturdays

In a prelude to the show’s inevitable cancelation, NBC will shift the mortally wounded Smash to Saturdays beginning April 6. While the move to the night with the lowest HUT levels constitutes a burnoff, NBC has said it intends to air all 12 episodes remaining in Smash’s Season 2 order.

No Ratings Glitter for CBS’ Golden Boy

A special premiere of CBS’ midseason cop show Golden Boy showed little luster Tuesday night, drawing 10.6 million viewers and an unremarkable 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demo.

Record Lows for NBC’s Tuesday Night Lineup

NBC continues to struggle without its hit musical competition series The Voice, as the lack of a reliable anchor is suffocating the rest of the Tuesday night lineup.

NBC’s Ratings Momentum Stalls

After NBC enjoyed its strongest fall quarter in recent memory, the loss of Sunday Night Football and The Voice have erased the network’s early gains.