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Stephen Colbert Named Successor to David Letterman Comedy Central mainstay signs 5-year pact with CBS

Stephen Colbert is moving three blocks east—and light-years from basic cable. The 49-year-old linchpin of Comedy Central’s long-running series The Colbert Report has been tapped to succeed David Letterman as the host…

April 10, 2014, 12:44 PM EDT

FX Will Renew The Americans Stylish spy drama earns a third season

Fans of the FX Cold War spy drama The Americans can rest easy about the show’s prospects, as the network is very close to announcing a formal third-season renewal. Speaking at…

April 9, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT

Dogs and Cats Living Together: Ratings Dip for NCAA Finals Huskies-Wildcats grinder draws 21.2 million viewers

In winning its fourth NCAA Men’s basketball title in 16 years, the University of Connecticut on Monday night took its rightful place among the greatest college hoops programs of the…

April 8, 2014, 8:52 PM EDT

HBO Renews Game of Thrones for Two Additional Seasons Get back to work, George R. R. Martin

HBO isn’t “dragon” its feet on a Game of Thrones renewal. The premium cable network on Tuesday announced it has committed to a fifth and sixth season of the hit series,…

April 8, 2014, 4:10 PM EDT

Oxygen Rebranding and Bravo Boosts Scripted at Dual Upfront Presentation NBCU women's nets roar at presser

Bravo has not one but two scripted series green-lit and ready to go this coming season, and Oxygen is going through a full-blown rebrand starting by the end of the…

April 8, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

Dead Air: Zombies or No Zombies, Sunday Broadcast Ratings Continue to Slump Resurrection, Believe hit series lows

Now that The Walking Dead has staggered off for its customary six-month between-seasons break, broadcasters last night may have hoped to regain some of their lost potency in the Sunday…

April 7, 2014, 2:07 PM EDT

Kentucky-Wisconsin Final Four Tilt Sets Cable Ratings Record Turner telecast averages 16.3 million viewers, 9.2 HH rating

The second of TBS’ historic Final Four telecasts, a white-knuckle battle between No. 8 seed Kentucky and the No. 2 Wisconsin Badgers, put up record numbers, making it the all-time…

April 7, 2014, 12:17 PM EDT

Advertisers Are Lining Up for a Piece of Mad Men’s Final Season April 13 marks the beginning of the end for AMC’s stylish drama

While viewers may be in for a little culture shock when Mad Men returns for its seventh and final season—the story picks up in January 1969, and in keeping with…

April 6, 2014, 8:34 PM EDT

TBS Primes the Pump for Its First Final Four Turner net’s marketing push designed to help fans break a 32-year habit

As TBS gears up to host its first-ever Final Four, the Turner network is pulling out all the stops on the promotional front. In a sense, the TBS marketing team’s…

April 4, 2014, 4:54 PM EDT

Discovery's Multi-Network Slate Covers a Lot of Turf Pre-upftont news offers Wallendas, whales, wheels and the West

In advance of this afternoon's upfront presentation, the Discovery networks, which include The Discovery Channel, TLC, OWN, Animal Planet, The Hub, Velocity, ID and several others, are all announcing programming…

April 3, 2014, 12:33 PM EDT

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