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BET Announces 7 New Shows and Looks Beyond TV for Growth

Viacom network brings on Brandy, Kelly Rowland and DeSean Jackson

Singer Tyrese was dubbed the "Mayor" of the BET upfront presentation Thursday night at New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center. His constituents included Ludacris, Brandy, Kelly Rowland, Mack Wilds, Whoopi…

MTV Wants to Make Millennials Scream

Upfront unveils 8 new series and 85 more in development

If MTV wanted to make it clear that it was the network for millennials, it did so with aplomb during its 2015 upfront presentation at New York's Beacon Theater Tuesday…

Infographic: the Best Parts of Last Year's Upfronts

Attendees weigh in on what worked ahead of this year’s presentations

As we approach this year's upfront presentations, it's a good time to look back to 2014 to see which approaches were most successful, how advertisers responded to the market outlook…

Roma Downey's Journey From TV Star to Subtly Superpowered Producer

She and husband Mark Burnett turn out hits that celebrate the human spirit

Shortly after marrying in 2007, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey decided to work together as producers, creating the company LightWorkers Media. "We didn't have any doubts," says Burnett. The same…

How the Reality TV King Created 11 Popular Shows and Counting

Mark Burnett on The Voice, The Bible and that epic beard

As of a couple of weeks ago, Mark Burnett's schedule for the week of May 11 was still surprisingly unfilled. "It's funny, but I haven't been invited to an upfront…

Guide to the 2015 NewFronts and Upfronts

From AOL to USA, here's the 2015 schedule that will bring in billions in advertising business

The 2015-2016 Upfronts and NewFronts are upon us—that time of year, when TV and digital networks announce new programs, partnerships and initiatives hoping the media get excited about them and…

5 Predictions From TV Network Execs Last Year That Were Way Off

Not every show's a winner. Just ask these network chiefs

You'll hear a variety of pop hits during TV network upfront presentations, but the only song that really should be part of the soundtrack this week is Everything is Awesome…

National Geographic Channel Brings Back Explorer, Partners with GE and Gets Funny

Science and comedy highlight Nat Geo's offerings

Guests were greeted Wednesday by a puppy named Marley, who's up for adoption, as they entered the National Geographic Channel's upfront event at swanky Má Pêche beneath the famed Momofuku…

TV One Unveils a Wealth of New Programming as It Continues to Grow

Black-focused network is outperforming BET, Lifetime and Oxygen

TV One introduced an ambitious slate of new programs and original movies Tuesday. "We're growing big, and we're growing fast," said a confident Brad Siegel, president of the 11-year-old, black-focused network…

GSN

GSN Expands Its Slate of Original Series With 2 New Programs

A steampunk design competition and comedian game show

In game-show terms, GSN is feeling like a returning champion. Viewership is up, the average age of viewers is down, and the network's experiment with original series is paying off. "GSN…

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