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Discovery's New President Promises to Ditch Silly Stunts Like 'Eaten Alive'

Wants growth from inclusive programming, not sensationalism

Rich Ross, former CEO of Shine America and chairman of Walt Disney Studios, had been on the job for just 72 hours as Discovery Channel's new president when he met…

Mad Men's Final Episodes Get a Premiere Date: April 5

AMC drama set for its last hurrah

The end is nigh, as AMC on Saturday announced the premiere date for the final Mad Men episodes. The second half of Season 7 will begin on Sunday, April 5,…

History Channel Heads West With New Texas Series, Shot in Classic CinemaScope

Starring Bill Paxton, miniseries will even debut in theaters

Following the success of Hatfields & McCoys, History has another Western miniseries premiering on Memorial Day, this time focusing on the Texas Revolution and rise of the Texas Rangers. "Everyone knows the…

Can Dead People Resurrect A&E's Ratings?

Carlton Cuse tells the TCA that The Returned can bring on a comeback

Things unraveled quickly for A&E in 2014: Its top-rated show, Duck Dynasty, plummeted to a 1.0 18-49 rating in November, and it canceled its second-most popular show, Longmire, which skewed…

Discovery Is Fast-Tracking Its Own Spin on Serial

Pulpy podcast is being readied for crime network ID

With the runaway success of WBEZ Chicago's true crime podcast Serial, it's been a race among entertainment networks to see who can turn out a homebrewed spin on the hit audio…

TV Apps Were Supposed to Keep People Subscribed to Cable, but They're Creating Confusion Instead

TCA panel laments industry's measurement troubles

First the good news for network execs: More cable subscribers are starting to use official apps to stream programming. Now the bad news: The apps are proving confusing to customers…

The Long, Strange, Impossible Journey That Brought Archer to Television

Creator Adam Reed's story is as odd and surprising as any given episode

Really, the best way to get a gig that eventually lands you in the driver's seat of the funniest show on TV is to walk into Turner headquarters in Atlanta…

Real Housewife Yolanda Foster Gets Social Media Schooling From her Insta-Famous Kids

But she'd rather be using AOL

Specs Who Yolanda Foster Age 50 Claim to fame Star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo) Base Los Angeles Twitter @YolandaHFoster What's the first information you consume in the…

More Top Media Publications Trust Programmatic For Premium Ad Inventory

Time Inc., News Corp., American Media, Wenner Media get on board

More top publishers are opting into programmatic ad networks to sell premium advertising. Varick Media Management recently signed deals with Time Inc., News Corp., American Media Inc. and Wenner Media and…

Will the NHL Stoke More Interest in Its 2015 Winter Classic by Going With Epix over HBO?

Documentary series returns tonight on new network

Every New Year, the National Hockey League takes one of its regular-season games outdoors—an old-school showdown in the freezing-cold elements. And this time, it's looking for innovative ways to draw…

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