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Is There Anything Joe Bastianich Can't Do? Junior MasterChef, Italia and marathons

Specs Who Joe Bastianich Age 44 New gig Judge on Fox’s Junior MasterChef Credentials In business, with mother Lidia and Mario Batali, operating restaurants including Babbo, Del Posto and Otto Fun fact Competed in Ironman Hawaii…

August 4, 2013, 10:29 PM EDT

NYC's PBS Station Dreams Up More Horrible, Fake Reality Shows You'd Probably Still Watch This time with promos, not just posters

Thirteen, a PBS station in New York City, continues to insist that its programming is better than the dreck you find elsewhere on cable—by inventing more bogus ads for reality…

July 17, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

Kris Jenner Keeps Tabs on Her Kids via TMZ 'They report on my family at least once a week'

Who Kris Jenner Age 57 Accomplishments Matriarch of the Jenner-Kardashian clan; star of E’s Keeping Up With the Kardashians; host of limited-run talk show Kris, premiering July 15 on select Fox stations…

June 13, 2013, 11:22 PM EDT

Mike Darnell Steps Down as Fox Reality Capo American Idol boss passes on contract renewal

Nearly 20 years into a stint that saw him steer an unscripted slate that included the likes of When Animals Attack! and American Idol, Fox president of alternative entertainment Mike…

May 24, 2013, 10:48 PM EDT

Marc Juris Out at truTV Net president oversaw ratings rise and the decline that followed

After nearly a decade at truTV and precursor Court TV, Marc Juris is leaving the network. The evp and chief operating officer of Turner Broadcasting’s reality-themed channel had green-lit a…

May 2, 2013, 7:36 PM EDT

Ratings Slump Dings NBC’s Q1 Performance Voice hiatus a drag on revenue

Comcast on Wednesday reported weak results at its NBC broadcast division, as a first-quarter ratings slump negatively impacted the unit’s financial performance. NBC saw overall revenues drop 19 percent to $1.52…

May 1, 2013, 11:40 AM EDT

MTV Orders Pilot Based on the Scream Movies Despite ratings challenges, net’s 2013-14 slate is weak beer

For a network that has lost nearly a quarter of its GRPs, MTV’s upfront slate is not particularly ambitious. The network on Thursday announced it has given the green light to…

April 25, 2013, 5:37 PM EDT

No Love Lost for New NBC Dating Show Ready for Love bows to 3.67 million viewers and a 1.5 in the dollar demo

With just six weeks to go before the 2012-13 broadcast season comes to a shuddering halt, one of the last remaining premieres has exploded on the launch pad. According to Nielsen…

April 10, 2013, 3:32 PM EDT

A+E Sales Boss Mel Berning Takes on Broadcast Bullies More unscripted to come

If you’re a big investor in TV inventory, Mel Berning would like a word about his broadcast competition. “They’re 10 percent off on supply,” said Berning, A+E Networks’ president of…

April 7, 2013, 11:16 PM EDT

The Man Who Turned AMC Into a Creative Empire Starting with Mad Men

Because he is the president of the network and because Jon Hamm has momentarily stepped out to take a call while a photographer adjusts the lighting, Charlie Collier is allowing…

April 7, 2013, 11:14 PM EDT

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