H. Jon Benjamin Preps for Bob’s Burgers Tour

Actor talks up comedy junket, Battleship-playing chickens

West Coast fans of Bob’s Burgers take note: H. Jon Benjamin and the rest of the cast are bringing their inspired brand of comic instability to a town near you. In…

Futurama Spanned TV’s Sci-Fi Evolution

Matt Groening’s sci-fi comedy enters the past on Sept. 4

Bad news, everyone: Comedy Central has decided not to order another season of Matt Groening’s Futurama, thus canceling the animated sci-fi comedy after 140 episodes. Set to return on June…

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…

Multiple Syndication Partners for CBS’ The Good Wife

Cable, streaming, local stations package worth $2 million per episode

Months after taking the homegrown show to market, CBS has secured a complex series of syndication deals for The Good Wife. In a multiwindow deal that involves a basic cable network…

Introducing NBCU's New Dream Team of Ad Sales

Yaccarino's vision is platform agnostic

It’s an overcast February morning, and Linda Yaccarino’s day begins with a decidedly nontraditional repast of spaghetti and meatballs, a dish she cooks up at the request of the Today…

TV Takes the Gold in Q3

Broadcast, cable budgets soar on infusion of Olympics, political dollars

Thanks in large part to an Olympian television marketplace and the deep pockets of Procter & Gamble and General Motors, U.S. advertising expenditures in the third quarter were up 7…

CMO Council Report: Marketing Budgets on the Upswing

Execs eye big increases in digital spend, while TV growth could slow

While television should once again account for the lion’s share of global marketing spend in 2013, a disproportionate number of executives report that search is a far more effective medium…

Nielsen: Broadcast Ad Spend Zooms in Q3

Networks book $5.33 billion in sales as Olympics, auto dollars flow

Broadcast television enjoyed an impressive third quarter, as overall network spend soared 35 percent versus the year-ago period. According to data just released by Nielsen, the broadcasters booked north of $5.33…

Information Diet: Allison Williams

The Girls star taps into a DVR full of must-see TV, from American Horror Story to 60 Minutes

Specs Age 24 Accomplishments Stars on HBO’s Girls (Season 2 returns Jan. 13); guest stars on Fox’s The Mindy Project on Nov. 20; Yale grad Base New York What’s the first information you consume…

The Finalists

The short list for the year’s hottest media properties

For several weeks, Adweek has polled readers, collected audience and advertising data, and otherwise gauged brand performance and relevance to arrive at this short list of the hottest media properties.…