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How Discovery Channel Has Inspired Everyone from Oprah to the Creator of CSI

A true-crime show sparked the major TV franchise

CSI creator Anthony Zuiker can still remember the moment that watching Discovery changed his life—and his bank account—forever. In August 1999, Zuiker was watching one of his favorite shows, The New…

Fox Netted 400% More in Ad Sales for Women's World Cup Than in 2011

This year's tourney brought in $40 million

Fox Sports' ad-sales team won't be showered with confetti today like the U.S. women's soccer team, which is getting a ticker-tape parade in New York following its championship. But the…

Comedy Central Caters to Badgeless Comic-Con Dwellers With GIFs and Mini Golf

Plus, a Drunk History photo booth

Comic-Con, which kicks off today in San Diego, is one of the hottest and hard-to-come-by tickets in the events world. So, Comedy Central is hoping to lure some of those…

Take a Look Behind the Scenes at CNN's New Day

One anchor shows up in her pajamas

CNN's 3-hour ensemble newscast New Day anchored by Chris Cuomo, Alisyn Camerota and Michaela Pereira keeps a focus on hard news, breaking stories and newsmaker interviews: a basic news program…

How FX Is Facing Down the Challenges of Promoting Season 2 of The Strain

Sets animated prequel, online course

Devising a marketing campaign for the return of 2014's top-rated freshman cable scripted series among adults 18-49 might seem easy—all those viewers will simply come back for more, right? But…

South Park's Trey Parker and Matt Stone Sign Lucrative Extension With Comedy Central, Hulu

Deals secure the show through 2019

Unlike death-prone Kenny, it seems that South Park will live forever. The show is going to air for at least another five years—which will take it through Season 23 in 2019—thanks…

Why Low-Rated Summer Shows Are Still Landing Early Renewals

Linear ratings only part of story for UnReal, Mr. Robot

At first glance, the debut ratings for Lifetime's big summer gamble, new drama UnReal, seemed as disastrous as the on-camera escapades in the series' faux-Bachelor show, Everlasting. UnReal's June 1 debut…

The Last 2 Networks Airing Bill Cosby's Shows Have Now Pulled Them

Centric and Bounce TV throw in the towel

As news broke that Bill Cosby had admitted to supplying drugs to young women he intended to have sex with, two more networks are severing ties with him. Bounce announced today…

Showtime Has Officially Launched Its Streaming Service

No cable subscription needed for the new OTT offering

The OTT era has begun at Showtime. The premium cable network launched its new stand-alone streaming service today. The service, which is also called Showtime, is available for $10.99 per month…

Addicted to Lifetime Movies? Now There's an App For That

A+E Networks launches its first SVOD service

If you've got $4 and an unabashed love of Lifetime movies, this might be the best day since Flowers in the Attic premiered last year.  A+E Networks has launched its first…

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