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Why Low-Rated Summer Shows Are Still Landing Early Renewals

Linear ratings only part of story for UnReal, Mr. Robot

At first glance, the debut ratings for Lifetime's big summer gamble, new drama UnReal, seemed as disastrous as the on-camera escapades in the series' faux-Bachelor show, Everlasting. UnReal's June 1 debut…

The Voice of So Many Simpsons Characters, Harry Shearer Will Return, After All

Longtime voice actor had said he was leaving show

It looks like Mr. Burns and Principal Skinner, among many others, will sound the same when The Simpsons returns this fall. After previously saying he would not return for the animated…

Reelz Will Air Miss USA After NBC Dropped It

Cable channel rescues Donald Trump's July 12 pageant

You're going to be hearing a lot about Reelz today, probably for the first time in four years.   That's because the independent cable channel has landed rights to televise the…

Despite Empire, Fox Finishes Upfront Sales With CPM Declines

Volume was flat for the restructured Fox Networks Group

Even having the biggest new hit in decades—all hail, Empire!—couldn't keep Fox from taking a hit as it closed this year's upfront sales.  Fox's CPMs were flat to as much as…

American Ninja Warrior Will Replace Donald Trump's Miss USA Pageant on NBC

Network makes new plans for July 12

The post-Donald Trump era at NBC has begun, and so far, it's heavy on ninja warriors.  One day after announcing it had cut ties with Trump and would no longer be airing…

Zoo Shows That Summer Popcorn Fare Isn't Just for the Big Screen

CBS's big swing is worth watching, for now

From Jurassic World to Avengers: Age of Ultron, summer movies are all about escapist fun. As CBS looks to lure audiences during the same season, it's found a show that…

NBC Dumps Trumps' Beauty Pageants, Keeps 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Network cuts ties over derogatory remarks

NBC has cut some of its lucrative business ties with Donald Trump following Trump's comments about the United States' relationship with Mexico during his announcement for president on June 16. "The…

CBS Says It Will Finish on Top as It Completes Its Upfront Sales

Network claims it will secure the highest broadcast rates

The CW is no longer the only network to have taken upfront sales off its summer to-do list. Three days after The CW finished its upfront business, CBS announced it…

The CW Is the First Broadcast Network to Wrap Upfront Sales

The Flash fuels hefty volume, CPM increases

After a sluggish start, this year's upfront season is finally in full swing, with The CW becoming the first broadcast network to wrap its upfront sales. By this time last year,…

How TV Shows Are Beaming Over the Supreme Court's Gay Marriage Ruling

#LoveWins

From the White House to Westeros, from Litchfiled Pen to McKinley High, your favorite TV shows have been sharing the love all day following this morning's Supreme Court decision legalizing…

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