Showtime's President Talks Twin Peaks Revival and ‘Good’ Versus ‘Great’ TV

And why comedy is such a challenge

John Landgraf's provocative remarks that there's "simply too much television" on the air have continued to reverberate through the second half of the Television Critics Association's summer press tour. The latest to…

Jon Hamm and Amy Schumer Take Home Television Critics Association Awards

Empire and Better Call Saul also honored

Mad Men has sailed off into the sunset, but the show's victory lap continued Saturday night as Jon Hamm took home a TCA Award for his performance as Don Draper…

'Simply Too Much Television' Is Being Made Today, FX Networks CEO Says

Audiences must choose from 400 scripted shows and counting

Audiences aren't the only ones who have become overwhelmed by all the TV content available to them. At least one network head also agrees enough is enough. "This is simply too…

Fox News Shatters Cable News Record With GOP Debate

The Donald Trump show draws 24 million

Donald Trump may not be appreciating Fox News today, but Fox News sure has Trump to thank for giving the network its most-watched program ever. In fact last night's GOP debate,…

In a Year of Poignant TV Farewells, Jon Stewart's Topped Them All

Fond goodbyes from his peers, protégés and punching bags

This past year has felt like an extended period of mourning for TV lovers, as one iconic legend or program after another has bowed out. David Letterman, Stephen Colbert (and…

Canceling 19 Kids and Counting Cost Discovery $19 Million

TLC's parent company takes real hit

When TLC canceled 19 Kids and Counting last month, the network knew it would take a hit. Now we know just how big that hit was. On this morning's earnings call,…

USA Creates Special VOD Ads Starring Characters From the Show You're Watching

Custom content for on-demand sponsors

All summer long, networks have been devising unique methods of presenting their series to help audiences more easily consume content while helping advertisers reach viewers. Tonight, USA rolls out one…

How Data and Programmatic TV Will Dominate the 2016 Presidential Campaign

Analytics companies already optimizing ad buys

Already sick of hearing about data, the big buzzword during this year's upfronts? Bad news: The incessant upfront chatter was just the beginning, as data blending and programmatic TV buying…

Destination America Tries to Scare Up Viewers With a Live Exorcism

Using a house familiar to horror fans

Discovery may have gotten out of the outlandish-TV-stunts business, but its sister networks didn't get that memo. Destination America will televise what it's calling the first live exorcism in U.S. history,…

How Horizon Media's New Specialty TV Practice Will Help Advertisers

Group will vet buying options for clients

As its advertising clients grapple with the latest television advances, from programmatic to addressable, Horizon Media is offering them a lifeline. The media agency has launched HorizonAdvanced—a specialty practice within its…