Here's How Empire Will Try to Top Itself in Season 2

More episodes, bigger guest stars and spinoff plans

What does the biggest freshman series in a decade do for an encore? That's the challenge for Empire, Fox's massively successful hip-hop soap opera, as it returns for Season 2. The…

John Stamos Had a 4-Letter Reaction to the Title of His New Fox Show

Grandfathered star also juggles Fuller House

After striking out with TV pilots for much of the last decade, John Stamos is thrilled to be starring in Fox's new sitcom, Grandfathered, playing a bachelor who discovers he…

To Win Back Audiences, Fox Is Reviving 'Prison Break'

Network leans on familiar brands and faces—and Empire

As it tries to break through the crowded TV landscape and pull itself out of its fourth-place finish last season among adults ages 18 to 49, Fox is hoping to…

How Amazon Took a Good CBS Pilot and Made It Great

Sneaky Pete gets a new life on the streaming service

Transparent's critical acclaim has been both a blessing and a curse for Amazon. While the show's 11 Emmy nominations and two Golden Globe wins have helped legitimize the streaming service…

Shonda Rhimes Explains Why She Had to Kill McDreamy

The prolific TV creator dishes on her complicated characters

Soon after ABC Entertainment president Paul Lee suggested to Adweek that ABC's recent success wasn't entirely due to Shonda Rhimes, Jimmy Kimmel took him to task during May's upfront presentation. "Paul said…

ABC Finally Caps Upfront With CPM Gains

Network is the last broadcaster to complete business

After spending the day touting its fall slate to television reporters, ABC had some additional news to break: the network has finally finished its upfront deals.  A source says that CPM…

ABC President Doesn't Air Disney Content Just Because the Company Asks Him To

Paul Lee gets ready for fall

ABC has gotten its groove back in recent seasons thanks to its stable of series from Shonda Rhimes, as well as several other shows that are connected to its Disney…

Why ABC Is Rushing Its Muppets Revival to Air

Despite split, Miss Piggy and Kermit will continue to work together

Just a year after their fairy-tale wedding, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy are splitting. "Piggy and I have gone our separate ways romantically," said Kermit during ABC's Television Critics Association…

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…

Former Relativity Media CMO Angela Courtin Moves to Fox Broadcasting

Fills new role for network

It didn't take long for Angela Courtin to find a new CMO job after she resigned from Relativity Media. She is joining Fox Broadcasting as evp and CMO, the network…