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The Not-So-Funny State of TV Comedy These are grim times for the sitcom, but networks remain optimistic

Over the past dozen years of taping Two and a Half Men on Stage 26 on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, Calif., Jon Cryer had grown to dread the…

February 16, 2015, 12:00 AM EST

Real Housewife Yolanda Foster Gets Social Media Schooling From her Insta-Famous Kids But she'd rather be using AOL

Specs Who Yolanda Foster Age 50 Claim to fame Star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo) Base Los Angeles Twitter @YolandaHFoster What's the first information you consume in the…

January 5, 2015, 5:42 PM EST

Viacom’s Downturns Have Gotten So Predictable They’re an Easy Buck for Investors Conglom is trying to figure out the multiplatform game

As usual, Viacom is doomed. People have been preaching the End of Days for the company since Tom Freston left and was replaced by Philippe Dauman in 2006, and yet it…

November 10, 2014, 12:02 AM EST

Are DirecTV Customers Going to Lose AMC in the Middle of The Walking Dead? Show rates higher than football

Ah, November: The Christmas decorations are going up, flights home are getting expensive, and networks are going to war with cable providers. It's always an uphill battle with satellite and…

November 3, 2014, 5:07 PM EST

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

Nielsen Mistake Means Ratings Are Even Lower Than We Thought Gaffe at season’s start couldn’t have come at a worse time

Given that it premiered Sunday night, it seems like the right time to ask: Is The Walking Dead the only thing young people watch? This past season, the AMC show ranked…

October 12, 2014, 9:08 PM EDT

Fox News' ‘Outnumbered’ Host Harris Faulkner Discusses the Role of Social Media in Journalism And why politics tends to focus on women

  Photo: Alfred Maskeroni Specs New gig Co-host of Fox News’ Outnumbered and anchor of Fox Report Weekend on Sundays Old gig Anchor of Fox Report Weekend and breaking news anchor for Happening Now Twitter @HarrisFaulkner Age…

September 22, 2014, 7:36 AM EDT

This Is How the NFL Is Getting Butts Back in the Bleachers Photo ops with cheerleaders and hanging with the owner

Atlanta Falcons CMO Jim Smith is rewarding loyal season ticket holders with the kind of stadium “memories” they can’t get from watching on TV at home. For the second year,…

August 26, 2014, 5:58 AM EDT

With Broadcast Volume Down, TV Inventory Is Going to Get Expensive Scatter market due for a major uptick

If everybody waits out this upfront for better inventory in the fall, will anybody get enough of it? Brian Wieser, analyst at Pivotal Research (and a former head forecaster for…

June 29, 2014, 7:54 PM EDT

Rob Dyrdek Gets Renewals, Pilot in MTV Deal Fantasy Factory, Ridiculousness return for 7th seasons

Celebrations are in order for MTV producer Rob Dyrdek. The network today that closed a "multi-year production deal" with Dyrdek and his company Super Jacket that includes pilot order for…

June 25, 2014, 5:53 PM EDT

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