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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

#TBT: Sorry Jar Jar, the Star Wars Holiday Special Is George Lucas's Most Embarrassing Creation Ever So bad it's bad

A long, long time ago—Nov. 17, 1978, to be exact—in a television galaxy far, far away (one that only had three major networks), Star Wars unleashed what would become its…

November 13, 2014, 12:26 PM EST

Why a Great Second Season Is Often Too Late to Save a Struggling Show FX had to dynamite The Bridge. Could S.H.I.E.L.D. be next?

Very few TV series emerge fully formed. Most shows take at least a season to figure themselves and their characters out, or to course-correct after a rocky beginning. Often by…

November 11, 2014, 8:00 AM EST

For Gotham's Ben McKenzie, No Gadget Beats a Good Traffic App or a Nice Scotch Fox's Detective Gordon talks Twitter, comics and Netflix

Specs Who Ben McKenzie Age 36 Claim to fame Stars as James Gordon on Fox's Gotham (Mondays, 8 p.m.) Base L.A., N.Y. Twitter @ben_mckenzie What's the first information you consume in the morning? It's all digital: The New…

November 10, 2014, 12:02 AM EST

Can Kid Chefs Help Fox Salvage What's Left of the Fall? Utopia and Mulaney are gone and Gracepoint and Red Band are going

Fox knew that its fall season was going to be awful—it’s now very clear why Kevin Reilly stepped down as Fox entertainment chairman just weeks after May upfronts—but the network…

November 4, 2014, 10:44 AM EST

As of Halloween, This Season's TV Ratings Are So Low It's Scary Fox cancels Utopia, NBC cancels Bad Judge and A to Z

It is the middle of the fall, when the leaves turn brown and die, as so do the sitcoms. This has been a notably bad year for new broadcast TV—multiple networks…

October 31, 2014, 4:12 PM EDT

Why Terry Bradshaw Doesn't 'Tweet or Twit' The NFL legend prefers old movies over snapping selfies

Specs Who Terry Bradshaw Age 66 Claim to fame Co-host of Fox NFL Sunday; former NFL quarterback and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Base Aubrey, Texas, and Love County, Okla. What’s the…

October 29, 2014, 12:18 AM EDT

Why It Took So Long for ABC to Cancel Manhattan Love Story Comedy is the first show to fall this season

As the fall TV season kicks off, the networks usually have itchy trigger fingers when it comes to killing off new shows that flop out of the gate. But not…

October 27, 2014, 4:56 PM EDT

AMC Gets Big Piece of BBC America for $200 Million Takes control of U.S. channel

AMC is taking over BBC America, buying a piece of the U.K. broadcasting property for a reported $200 million. The deal gives control to AMC, but BBC Worldwide will retain a…

October 24, 2014, 11:32 AM EDT

Oh Well, So Much for The Avengers Trailer Driving SHIELD Viewership Curses! Leak foils plans for ailing show

It was a great plan while it lasted. To boost ABC's flagging Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel planned to debut the trailer for next May's The Avenger's: Age of Ultron film during…

October 23, 2014, 10:42 AM EDT

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