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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

Death by Hiatus: Extended Downtime Is Killing Your Favorite TV Shows Mindy Project, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. scorched by rocky scheduling

While extended hiatuses may work for the likes of The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad, broadcast TV series that take lengthy breaks or are erratically scheduled increasingly run the risk…

April 2, 2014, 2:52 PM EDT

Diller: Aereo Is ‘Finished’ If It Loses Supreme Court Battle Should it prevail, the company will expand to top U.S. markets

Should Aereo lose its impending U.S. Supreme Court case, backer Barry Diller believes it’ll be game over for the upstart distributor. Speaking to anchor Erik Schatzker during an appearance on Bloomberg…

April 2, 2014, 12:44 PM EDT

Seeing Spots: Lifetime Branding Effort Looks an Awful Lot Like Splashy Hotel Ad Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas creative bowed last summer

A new sizzle reel designed to raise Lifetime’s brand profile ahead of the 2014-15 upfront season may look awfully familiar to the people who developed a certain nerve-jangling hotel campaign…

April 1, 2014, 5:39 PM EDT

What Women Watch on TV Their viewing habits may surprise you

In last season’s premiere of FX’s American Horror Story, two teenagers are lying on the bed, nervously making out. “I don’t want to hurt you,” says the boy, moments before…

March 31, 2014, 11:09 PM EDT

Chelsea Handler Wants Everyone to Know She's Looking for a Job Lately host still has 9 months left on her contract

Chelsea Handler is going to leave her show on E! at the end of the year, her manager told The Hollywood Reporter as loudly as possible, proclaiming as well that…

March 31, 2014, 2:51 PM EDT

The Walking Dead Gobbles Up TV Ratings Crown Season 4 finale scares up an 8.0 in the dollar demo

While Sunday night’s Season 4 finale of AMC’s The Walking Dead failed to shatter the ratings record set in the season premiere, it did establish a new high-water mark for…

March 31, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

Resurrection Falls Back to Earth ABC drama down 40 percent in hyper-competitive Sunday night slot

After a splashy debut in which it more than doubled its time slot predecessor’s average deliveries, ABC’s Resurrection has fallen back to earth. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, the fourth episode…

March 31, 2014, 1:36 PM EDT

Kourtney Kardashian Loves Instagram for Fashion Inspiration But has to think twice about tagging her friends

Specs Who Kourtney Kardashian Age 34 Accomplishments Star of E!’s Keeping Up With the Kardashians (Sundays at 9 p.m.); co-designer of The Kardashian Kollection at Sears and Kardashian Kids at Babies”R”Us Base Los Angeles What’s…

March 30, 2014, 8:46 PM EDT

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