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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Prankvertising: Are Outrageous Marketing Stunts Worth the Risks?

Liabilities galore

You’re waiting for the elevator in an office building, minding your own business, perhaps lost in thought. The door slides open and, wham! You’re confronted by a scene of intense…

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