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5 Time Slot Brawls to Watch This Fall Plus, Spanish-language nets serve up new music competition shows

With radically altered prime-time lineups at ABC and Fox, football on Thursday at CBS, and an NBC slate without its Thursday comedy block, the season is shaping up to be…

May 18, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

Jackie de Crinis Returns From Paradise to Take On USA’s Wider Development Mission Goes well beyond original scripted dramas

   Specs Who Jackie de Crinis New gig Evp, original programming, USA Network  Old gig Senior programming executive, USA Network Age 49  In a recent interview with Adweek, chairman of NBCU Cable Entertainment Bonnie Hammer said USA Network…

May 18, 2014, 9:19 PM EDT

Upfront Upheaval: ABC Creates an All-Shonda Rhimes Thursday Block Hit-maker signs 4-year contract extension with ABC Studios

It’s Shonda Rhimes’ world; everyone else just lives in it. The creator of the ABC franchise drama Grey’s Anatomy and the scorching Beltway caper Scandal is getting her very own night,…

May 13, 2014, 2:21 PM EDT

Sweeping Changes in Store at Fox Tuesday comedy block busted; Animation Domination gets ‘lively’

When the Knights of the Laptop begin to examine the fall broadcast schedule in earnest, expect a deluge of think pieces on how, after a seemingly robust return to form…

May 12, 2014, 9:14 AM EDT

A+E Nets' New Lifestyle Channel Is Using Recognizable Stars to Take on Scripps FYI will also use homegrown talent

Its nickname is the Little Bread Corvette, and it’s an edible car, though it might not be appetizing to anyone other than the quirky characters behind the YouTube megahit videos,…

May 12, 2014, 6:22 AM EDT

Upfront Uproar: NBC Guts Thursday Night Comedies, Shifts The Blacklist Big changes in store for fall

On the verge of winning its first seasonal ratings crown in a decade, NBC still has a lot of work to do if it’s going to repeat its title run…

May 11, 2014, 3:37 PM EDT

The Quick and the Dead: A Guide to TV’s Renewals and Cancellations Your real-time roundup starts here

On the eve of Upfront Week, when the five English-language broadcast networks will present their respective 2014-15 prime-time schedules to media buyers, advertisers and the working press, news of various renewals…

May 8, 2014, 3:53 PM EDT

NBCUniversal Strikes Gold With Megawatt Olympics Deal Inks $7.65 billion deal with IOC; wins rights through 2032

In a surprise development, the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday announced that NBCUniversal has secured the media rights to the Olympic Games through 2032. The agreement, which covers broadcast rights across…

May 7, 2014, 1:26 PM EDT

Decent Turnout for 24: Live Another Day After a 4-year hiatus, Jack Bauer may still have legs

Jack Bauer’s return to prime time was met with a reception that hovered somewhere between a bang and a whimper. Per Nielsen live-plus-same-day ratings, the premiere of Fox’s limited series 24:…

May 6, 2014, 1:35 PM EDT

Fox Looks to ‘Sweep’ Its Rivals With 24 Reboot Live Another Day promises to be May’s biggest event series

A week of May sweeps has been burned off and yet the broadcast networks have yet to air a single tent pole event. But while it’s been business as usual…

May 2, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT

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