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American Idol Is Ramping Up Its Football Presence

Campaign extends well beyond Fox’s broadcast signal reach

As Fox’s American Idol suits up for its 13th season, football fans should brace themselves for a full-on charm offensive. While a rash of promos featuring Idol hopefuls and a kinder,…

Bravo Head of Development Lara Spotts Talks About the Year Ahead

Looking for the next big hit and new face of the network

Specs Age 42 New gig vp, development, Bravo Old gig vp, East Coast development So how’s the new job? It’s very exciting-slash-terrifying, which I think any new opportunity should be. How are things going to…

Hearst's Swartz Eyes B2B Media, Entertainment, for Growth

Signals shift away from advertising-based revenue

Hearst Corp. had record revenue and profits in 2013, when it marked the fourth year in a row of growth on both fronts since the 2008 recession, Steven Swartz said…

A&E Ducks Further Controversy, Reinstates Phil Robertson

Network hopes cooler heads will prevail with production to resume next spring

Call it a Christmas miracle, or simply an attempt to limit the collateral damage that comes with a culture war, but the 10-day feud between A&E and Duck Dynasty star…

Phil Robertson Flap Stings A&E

Demo drops 22 percent following Duck Dynasty star’s suspension

While Duck Dynasty isn’t expected to return to A&E until mid-January, the flap over the network’s suspension of Phil Robertson already seems to have taken a bite out of its…

Fox TV Boss Kevin Reilly Says a Good Tale Still Matters

And so does the 30-second spot

TV has always been a dog-eat-dog game. These days, there are so many dogs in the mix, someone better alert the ASPCA. So why, in the midst of massive digital…

Michelle Trachtenberg Is Well Prepared for Her Role as Marina Oswald

Steady diet of Investigation Discovery

Specs Who Michelle Trachtenberg Age 28 Accomplishments Plays Marina Oswald in the National Geographic Channel movie Killing Kennedy (Nov. 10, 8 p.m.); former star of Gossip Girl, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Harriet…

Fox Trims American Idol Results Show

Network reveals full mid-season lineup

Fox is putting American Idol on a diet, and that (indirectly) spells good news for the network’s Tuesday night lineup. As expected (Fox entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly in May told Adweek…

Hot List: Adweek Editors Pick TV Finalists

Which will be the year's hottest TV shows and networks?

And now, presenting the finalists in the television category for this year's Adweek Hot List. Here, our editors have trimmed down their picks for the top shows and networks based…

The X Factor Stumbles Out of the Gate

Record low ratings for Season 3 premiere

Fox has a black hole punched through the middle of its prime-time schedule, and if the Season 3 premiere of The X Factor is anything to go by, the void…

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