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The 10 Most Ridiculous Things TV Network Presidents Said in 2014 Mulaney the next Seinfeld? Bill Cosby will bounce back?

We've spent a lot of time talking about the best that 2014 had to offer, but what about everything that lies on the other end of the year's quality spectrum? The…

December 19, 2014, 12:02 AM EST

#TBT: How Networks Marketed the Worst TV Shows of All Time From Chevy Chase's failed talk show to Manimal

In this time of holiday cheer, we've uncovered a few lumps of TV coal. For this year's final Throwback Thursday, we're looking at promos for five of the most notoriously…

December 18, 2014, 5:22 PM EST

The Colbert Report Is Dead. Long Live Stephen Colbert His act will never be the same, but it was never the same to begin with

In his second night as host of The Colbert Report, Oct. 18, 2005, Stephen Colbert made a joke that wasn't really a joke. Over the course of the show's run,…

December 18, 2014, 5:10 PM EST

#TBT: 'Come Home to NBC' With Michael J. Fox and Betty White in These '80s Promos They're just like family

NBC was on top of the television universe in the late '80s, with an arsenal of TV's most-watched shows, including The Cosby Show, Cheers, Family Ties and The Golden Girls.…

December 11, 2014, 11:31 AM EST

Revealed: The Winners of Adweek's 2014 Hot List Our picks for the year’s best in magazines, television and digital media

What a year in media. Prime-time's drama queen Shonda Rhimes—plus literally anything HBO did—kept us from cutting the cord. Netflix, Instagram and Minecraft continued to dominate our digital lives, while…

December 7, 2014, 8:06 PM EST

NBC's Peter Pan Didn't Even Come Close to The Sound of Music A 2.3 in the demo isn't bad, but it still loses the night

Though what seemed like all of Twitter live-hated NBC's broadcast of the Peter Pan stage play, starring Allison Williams and Christopher Walken, it was still better than a typical Tuesday…

December 5, 2014, 1:42 PM EST

#TBT: Long Before Peter Pan, Live Shows Were Promising 'Anything Can Happen' From Jon Lovitz to ER, real-time specials are a classic attention-grab

Creating a suitable promo for a live TV show can be tricky. Given that the program hasn't been shot yet, there's no actual footage to show. But that hasn't stopped…

December 4, 2014, 11:57 AM EST

Can NBC Create Another Real-Time Sensation With Peter Pan Live? Robert Greenblatt on what he learned from his Sound of Music gamble

As NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt went to bed last Dec. 5, after watching his network pull off The Sound of Music Live!, he had no idea what the 18-49…

December 2, 2014, 11:29 AM EST

Why Broadcast TV Is So Thankful for Thanksgiving Live shows and turkey draw people to the tube

When network executives and advertisers sit down for Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, they will have plenty to be thankful for: Thanksgiving Day is now home to four of fall's most-watched…

November 26, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

Katherine Heigl's New Show Pulled the Viewers, but Will They Stick Around? Ratings are positive, but not so much the reviews

State of Affairs, as we observed in September, has some problems. But it also has a high budget, a bankable star and a time slot after NBC's flagship show, The…

November 18, 2014, 3:01 PM EST

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