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Can NBC Create Another Real-Time Sensation With Peter Pan Live?

Robert Greenblatt on what he learned from his Sound of Music gamble

As NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt went to bed last Dec. 5, after watching his network pull off The Sound of Music Live!, he had no idea what the 18-49…

Why Broadcast TV Is So Thankful for Thanksgiving

Live shows and turkey draw people to the tube

When network executives and advertisers sit down for Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, they will have plenty to be thankful for: Thanksgiving Day is now home to four of fall's most-watched…

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…

#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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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