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With New Distribution Deal, Comcast and Discovery Kiss and Make Up

Move past Time Warner Cable battle

To paraphrase Taylor Swift, Discovery Communications and Comcast used to have bad blood, but now they've got mad love.  After bitterly feuding last year over Comcast's attempted $45 billion acquisition of…

Fox Sports Will Guarantee Views in New Branded-Content Distribution Program

Across Facebook, YouTube and even TV

Today Fox Sports will announce a new initiative called Fox Sports Engage, a multiplatform branded-content distribution program that aims to give advertisers a wider audience. Fox Sports Engage will distribute branded…

Showtime Cancels Its Advertising-Themed Comedy, Happyish

Following low ratings and no Emmy nominations

Another advertising-themed TV series is following Mad Men off the air. Showtime has canceled its comedy Happyish, the network has confirmed. The series, about a disillusioned ad exec (Steve Coogan), finished…

10 Celebs You Forgot Were on Dancing With the Stars

Evander Holyfield, Tucker Carlson had less-than-memorable moves

Fans of ABC's Dancing With the Stars have seen a lot of celebrities grace the stage over the reality show's 20 seasons, including Emmitt Smith, Alfonso Ribeiro, Kim Kardashian and…

Ad of the Day: Cable Companies Are Playground Bullies in Hilarious Ads for Sling TV

Too real for comfort

Everyone knows cable companies can be total bullies, but pointing it out can still make for some pretty funny ads. SlingTV, the small-bundle Internet TV offering from Dish, is out with…

Caitlyn Jenner Hits All the Right Notes in the Moving 'I Am Cait'

New E! series premieres Sunday

As I Am Cait premieres Sunday night on E!, no one is feeling the pressure more than the show's star, Caitlyn Jenner. The eight-hour docuseries follows Caitlyn—formerly Bruce Jenner—as she…

Has Sharknado Jumped the Shark? 'Oh Hell No!' Ratings Drop 31%

But there will be a fourth installment

Syfy's Sharknado franchise finally seems to be losing its bite. Last night's Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! drew 2.8 million viewers, including 1.1 million adults ages 18 to 49, according to…

Susanne Daniels Departs as MTV's Head of Programming to Join YouTube

Mina Lefevre, Lauren Dolgen to co-run cable network

Just hours after replacing the head of one music-themed network, Viacom did it again. Susanne Daniels, MTV's head of programming since 2012, has left the company to take on the role…

Mindy Kaling: Moving From a Major Network to Hulu Has Been 'Strange and Nice'

Getting creative freedom, not changing process

During The Mindy Project's first two seasons on Fox, the greatest cheerleader for Mindy Kaling's comedy was the network's then entertainment chief, Kevin Reilly. But when Reilly left Fox in…

Bill Simmons Is Headed to HBO, With a New Weekly Series in 2016

His multiplatform deal starts in October

Bill Simmons has settled on his post-ESPN job: He'll be taking his talents to HBO. Simmons has signed a multiyear, multiplatform agreement with HBO, which includes a weekly series launching next…

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