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It's Official: Roger Ailes Resigns From Fox News Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

Rupert Murdoch steps in as chairman and acting CEO

After a flurry of bizarre reports earlier this week, confirmed then quickly denied, about Roger Ailes' exit from Fox News, it's now official: The chairman and CEO is departing the…

SNL's Colin Jost and Michael Che Take Weekend Update to the Conventions

Special editions at the RNC and DNC

Count Saturday Night Live's Michael Che among the electorate who are "politicked out." "The world is burning down and we also gotta deal with this?" Che told Adweek in an interview…

Why the 2016 RNC and DNC May Go Down in History as 'the Livestream Conventions'

And why network news anchors aren't worried

The 2016 national political conventions stand to be the most broadcasted, most consumed, most shared conventions of all time. But that may have less to do with the candidates and…

Surprise! Emmy Voters Got Their Nominations (Mostly) Right This Year

6 big takeaways from the list of nominees

Every year, when the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announces its Emmy nominations, the reaction is focused more on which worthy shows and performances were left out than who…

Fox Finishes Upfront Sales Strong Thanks to Interest in New Shows Like Lethal Weapon

Network had big CPM, volume gains

After nursing its wounds during last year's upfront presentation, Fox is in a much more celebratory mood this time around. The Fox Networks Group—which includes Fox, Fox Sports, FX, FXX, National…

How TV and Streaming Networks Hope to Benefit From the Pokemon Go Frenzy

Hulu sees 10% daily jump in Pokemon viewing

As Pokemon Go mania sweeps the country—with everyone from film studios to small-business owners scrambling to cash in on the frenzy—the cable networks and streaming services with rights to Pokemon…

NBC Execs 'Cautiously Optimistic' Rio Olympics Will Be a Success Despite Concerns

Network will address Zika, crime and pollution in one-hour special

As NBCUniversal prepares to broadcast and stream 6,755 hours of Olympics coverage in August, company executives said they are "cautiously optimistic" that the Summer Games would go smoothly despite concerns…

USA and The Verge Team Up for a Weekly Live Digital Mr. Robot Aftershow

Sparked by NBCU's investment in Vox Media

Just one Mr. Robot aftershow episode wasn't enough for USA, so the cable network is going to make them a weekly—and digital—event for Season 2. USA has partnered with The Verge,…

Bill O'Reilly Thinks Obama and Trump—'If He Wins'—Will Be 21st Century Legends

Plus, how he's expanding his empire

Specs Who Bill O'Reilly Current gig Anchor of the The O'Reilly Factor and executive producer of Legends & Lies Age 66 Twitter @OreillyFactor "I don't want to insult you," said Bill O'Reilly as…

Ex-Fox News Anchor Gretchen Carlson Files Sexual Harassment Suit Against Roger Ailes

Sues network co-founder and CEO

Eleven-year Fox News anchor and Miss America 1989 Gretchen Carlson is suing Roger Ailes, the co-founder and CEO of the top-ranked news network, for sexual harassment. Carlson, whose employment ended June…

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