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E! Green-Lights The Royals Starring Elizabeth Hurley Upfront slate includes plastic surgery reality show, resort competition

It's finally happening: E!'s scripted series, The Royals, will grace its viewers with its presence in 2015. A one-hour drama by Mark Schwahn about the British royal family and starring…

March 26, 2014, 3:25 PM EDT

Yanked A&E Series Those Who Kill Resurfaces on LMN Sibling net to air remaining 8 episodes

The shelved A&E drama series Those Who Kill is getting a new lease on life, although one that has all the markings of a burnoff. Beginning Sunday, March 30, the Chloë Sevigny…

March 26, 2014, 11:54 AM EDT

Turner Taps Donna Speciale to Oversee Integrated TV, Digital Sales Restructuring squeezes out CNN vet Greg D’Alba

On the eve of the 2014-15 upfront, Turner Broadcasting System has begun making sweeping changes in the structure of its ad sales unit, and as a result, one well-respected veteran will…

March 25, 2014, 2:28 PM EDT

ESPN Inks Dr Pepper as First Mega-Sponsor of the College Football Playoff Series Soft drink brand will present championship trophy

ESPN has signed on Dr Pepper as the first official Championship Partner of the College Football Playoff series, which kicks off on Jan. 1 in Pasadena and New Orleans. Analogous to…

March 25, 2014, 1:06 PM EDT

Allstate’s Marketing Boss Talks Up ‘March Mayhem’ Assessing the ROI from such a large-scale push

From the now-ubiquitous Good Hands field goal net program to the increasingly chaotic pratfalls of anarchic pitchman Dean Winters, Allstate’s Pam Hollander, senior director of integrated marketing communications, has developed…

March 25, 2014, 6:29 AM EDT

The Long Goodbye: Mad Men Cast Begins Victory Lap No spoilers at PaleyFest confab

While he wasn’t physically onstage during Friday night’s PaleyFest panel, Mad Men creator Matt Weiner cast a long shadow over the proceedings—so much so that the only potential spoilers leaked…

March 22, 2014, 7:47 AM EDT

Robert Rodriguez Has a Prime Outlet for His Guilty Pleasures Explains how he chooses his programming

Specs Who Robert Rodriguez Age 45 Accomplishments Filmmaker (From Dusk Till Dawn, Spy Kids and the upcoming Sin City: A Dame to Kill For); founder/chairman of El Rey network; creator of From Dusk…

March 21, 2014, 10:02 AM EDT

A&E Pulls Another Show From Its Lineup: Breaking Boston Southie reality series on the shelf next to Those Who Kill

That needle scratch you hear is A&E pulling new reality show Breaking Boston off its prime-time lineup after just one airing—the show debuted to an anemic 313,000 total viewers (suggesting…

March 20, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

Viacom, Tumblr Team Up to Offer Co-Branded Campaigns Partnership starts with MTV Movie Awards

Viacom has been making good use of popular blogging platform Tumblr in the recent past and now it looks like the partnership is official: the two organizations will offer “co-branded…

March 20, 2014, 4:48 PM EDT

IFC Has a New Documentary Parody Show From SNL Alums

IFC announced its upfront slate just shy of this evening's presentation in Manhattan. The agenda for the 2014-15 season (or the cable equivalent thereof) includes American Documentary, a new series…

March 20, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

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