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Death by Hiatus: Extended Downtime Is Killing Your Favorite TV Shows

Mindy Project, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. scorched by rocky scheduling

While extended hiatuses may work for the likes of The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad, broadcast TV series that take lengthy breaks or are erratically scheduled increasingly run the risk…

How I Met Your Mother Finale Soars

Record ratings, even if fans didn’t think the capper was legen … wait for it … dary

Pop quiz: In the series finale of CBS’ How I Met Your Mother, the titular mom is revealed to be: a) a MacGuffin b) a red herring c) the Yellow [Umbrella] King d) a nice,…

Pharrell Williams Joins NBC’s The Voice

Musical multi-threat replaces Cee Lo Green in Cycle 7

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams is bringing his talents to NBC’s The Voice. The 40-year-old Neptunes linchpin and recent Daft Punk collaborator (“Get Lucky”) will join the popular musical competition series before the…

The Walking Dead Gobbles Up TV Ratings Crown

Season 4 finale scares up an 8.0 in the dollar demo

While Sunday night’s Season 4 finale of AMC’s The Walking Dead failed to shatter the ratings record set in the season premiere, it did establish a new high-water mark for…

Resurrection Falls Back to Earth

ABC drama down 40 percent in hyper-competitive Sunday night slot

After a splashy debut in which it more than doubled its time slot predecessor’s average deliveries, ABC’s Resurrection has fallen back to earth. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, the fourth episode…

Josh Elliott Leaves Good Morning America

ABC News correspondent Amy Robach upped to co-anchor

For the second time in the span of four months, ABC’s Good Morning America is weathering a defection in its ranks, as co-anchor Josh Elliott has left the show for…

ABC Yanks the Cord on Mind Games

Tuesday 10 p.m. is becoming yet another trouble spot for network

ABC has pulled the plug on the Christian Slater drama Mind Games after just five episodes. The third new ABC series to fail to catch on in the Tuesday 10 p.m. slot—it was…

Broadcast’s Incredible Shrinking Thursday

Ratings continue to slide on a crucial night for advertisers

Movie studios looking to prime the pump for their weekend releases may want to start looking for an alternative to broadcast TV. At the risk of trafficking in hyperbole, the…

AMC’s Upfront Slate: Network Takes a Crack at Scripted Comedy

New projects From Seth Rogen, Daily Show's Wyatt Cenac

Having established itself as the home of hit drama series like Mad Men, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead, AMC is looking to crash its way into the comedy business. On…

Yanked A&E Series Those Who Kill Resurfaces on LMN

Sibling net to air remaining 8 episodes

The shelved A&E drama series Those Who Kill is getting a new lease on life, although one that has all the markings of a burnoff. Beginning Sunday, March 30, the Chloë Sevigny…

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