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Billboard Music Awards Stomp Good Wife, Amazing Race Finales Award show averaged 10.5 million total viewers

The week got off to a good start for ABC. The network's Sunday broadcast of the Billboard Music Awards won out handily over season finales of The Good Wife and…

May 20, 2014, 9:24 AM EDT

5 Time Slot Brawls to Watch This Fall Plus, Spanish-language nets serve up new music competition shows

With radically altered prime-time lineups at ABC and Fox, football on Thursday at CBS, and an NBC slate without its Thursday comedy block, the season is shaping up to be…

May 18, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

The More Things Change: What's Old Is New Again at the CW Flash is a go, Carrie skips off into the sunset, Star-Crossed falls, and Tomorrow People is yesterday's news

There are few surprises on the CW's upfront schedule, besides virgins. It's a good time for the network's comic-book-heavy prime-time lineup: Arrow will be joined by spinoff The Flash in…

May 15, 2014, 11:53 AM EDT

ABC Dips a Toe Into the Programmatic Pool Partnership with FreeWheel furthers the cause of automated buying

While it executed all the expected dance moves, screening cut-downs of its fall series before letting late-night prankster Jimmy Kimmel off the leash for his annual Friar’s Club roast of…

May 13, 2014, 10:09 PM EDT

Univision Gives Simon Cowell Show La Banda the Go-Ahead Network upfront features dancing Steve Mandela, Carlos Santana

Univision has green-lit a new series from American Idol/X Factor/America's Got Talent producer Simon Cowell entitled La Banda, out to find "the best band in the world," as Cowell told…

May 13, 2014, 5:48 PM EDT

Upfront Upheaval: ABC Creates an All-Shonda Rhimes Thursday Block Hit-maker signs 4-year contract extension with ABC Studios

It’s Shonda Rhimes’ world; everyone else just lives in it. The creator of the ABC franchise drama Grey’s Anatomy and the scorching Beltway caper Scandal is getting her very own night,…

May 13, 2014, 2:21 PM EDT

Sweeping Changes in Store at Fox Tuesday comedy block busted; Animation Domination gets ‘lively’

When the Knights of the Laptop begin to examine the fall broadcast schedule in earnest, expect a deluge of think pieces on how, after a seemingly robust return to form…

May 12, 2014, 9:14 AM EDT

Upfront Uproar: NBC Guts Thursday Night Comedies, Shifts The Blacklist Big changes in store for fall

On the verge of winning its first seasonal ratings crown in a decade, NBC still has a lot of work to do if it’s going to repeat its title run…

May 11, 2014, 3:37 PM EDT

The Quick and the Dead: A Guide to TV’s Renewals and Cancellations Your real-time roundup starts here

On the eve of Upfront Week, when the five English-language broadcast networks will present their respective 2014-15 prime-time schedules to media buyers, advertisers and the working press, news of various renewals…

May 8, 2014, 3:53 PM EDT

Jamie Horowitz Jumps From ESPN to NBC’s Today Show Veteran producer joins the morning wars on Dec. 1

The worst-kept secret in morning news officially was let out of the bag today, as NBC confirmed that veteran ESPN producer Jamie Horowitz will take the helm at the Today…

May 7, 2014, 5:27 PM EDT

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