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ABC's Ben Sherwood Says Network's 'All-Inclusive' Programming Reflects Its Diverse Audience

Calls Shonda Rhimes 'Our Elvis' at Vegas conference

Ben Sherwood says ABC's programming reflects diversity not simply because it's good business to do so but "because it's right." Sherwood, the president of the Disney-ABC TV group, was the keynote…

Meet 5 Prime-Time TV Schedulers Whose Decisions Will Make or Break the Next Season

Their boldest moves ahead of the upfront

Kelly Kahl has been scheduling CBS' prime-time programming for two decades, but he knows that his job still remains a mystery to most people. "Scheduling is a weird thing: You…

What's Causing Vice's Huge Fluctuations in Web Traffic?

It rebounded in March after a steep drop in February

Ever since Vice decided to get into the cable TV game, the self-assured digital news and lifestyle publisher has been under the microscope. That came blaringly to the fore last…

MADtv Is Coming Back to Television, but Not in Late Night and Not on Fox

The CW revives sketch comedy show for prime time

While Fox is making its own late-night sketch comedy play, its former late-night staple, MADtv, is being revived by another broadcast network. The CW, which aired Madtv's 20th anniversary reunion special…

Seth Meyers' Italian Greyhound Is One Adorable Backseat Driver in New Chrysler Ad

NBCU's native campaign debuts on National Pet Day

A week after NBCU and Vox Media announced a new advertising program called Concert, the cross-platform ad play is ready for its close-up. NBCU chose today, National Pet Day, to kick off the…

Will Scandal’s Sixth Season Be Its Last?

Kerry Washington says her hit drama's future is up to Shonda Rhimes

Kerry Washington's hit series Scandal anchors ABC's vaunted TGIT lineup—and is the network's third most popular series in the 18-49 demo. But the drama could be nearing its conclusion. The network…

More Than a Spokeswoman: How Kerry Washington Is Forging True Partnerships With Brands

Scandal star brings creativity and passion to Neutrogena, Clinton campaigns

When she made her debut four years ago as ace D.C. crisis manager Olivia Pope on the ABC drama Scandal, Kerry Washington would not allow herself to dream that the…

Turner Hopes Investment in Mashable Makes Them Ideal Partners for the Future of TV

TBS, TNT can distribute video content on the site

For years, the relationship between old and new media resembled that of awkward 13-year-olds at a middle school dance, standing on opposite sides of the gymnasium. But the past few years…

NBCUniversal Will Combine Its Cable, NBC and Telemundo Upfront Presentations

All networks will present May 16 at Radio City Music Hall

The broadcast upfront week just got a lot more interesting—and a little bit shorter. NBCUniversal has decided to merge its NBC, Telemundo and NBCU cable entertainment upfronts into a single NBCU…

NBC Rings Up $1 Billion in Ad Sales for Rio Olympics, 4 Months Faster Than London

Looking at a record haul for 2016 Games

Earlier this year, NBC said ad sales for this summer's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro were pacing ahead of London in 2012. Now NBC Sports can put a number on…

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