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CBS Picks Up Bad Teacher Network commits to sixth new comedy for 2013-14

A week after presenting its 2013-14 prime-time schedule at Carnegie Hall, CBS on Wednesday announced it has picked up another new series. The network has scooped up Sony Pictures Television’s Bad…

May 22, 2013, 5:09 PM EDT

The 5 Time Slot Showdowns Will Look Like This Which newcomers will survive?

Now that the Tetris tiles of the 2013–14 TV schedule have dropped into place, a number of intriguing programming showdowns await. With 51 new scripted series slated to premiere in…

May 19, 2013, 11:13 PM EDT

Our Picks for the 5 Best and 5 Worst New TV Shows From Joss Whedon to Seth MacFarlane

THE FIVE BEST … As cable siphons off GRPs like a fat kid sucking YooHoo through a Krazy Straw, broadcasters have countered with manic fits of development. Among the best: (1) Resurrection…

May 19, 2013, 11:13 PM EDT

The CW Stacks Up the Sci-Fi Fall schedule seeds new dramas in mid-week

The CW today announced a radical tinkering of its prime-time Feng Shui, shifting two bubble series to Monday nights and placing its new series in unexpected time slots. The new lineup…

May 16, 2013, 4:56 PM EDT

CBS Pumps Up Its Fall Comedy Lineup Net schedules four new sitcoms and bulks up Thursday night chuckle block

When you return as many franchise series as CBS did this year, you don’t change the schedule so much as shift the tiles around like a giant Rubik’s Cube. The top-rated…

May 15, 2013, 3:25 PM EDT

ABC Overhauls Fall Schedule Network makes big bets on Tuesday night

In what has become a somewhat hoary upfront tradition, Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday took the stage at New York’s Avery Fisher Hall and gleefully skewered the broadcast TV business. “Let’s call…

May 15, 2013, 12:02 PM EDT

Buyers Enthusiastic About Fall TV Prospects Agency reps encouraged by strong outings from Fox, NBC

With the first day of Upfronts Week on the books, there’s a palpable sense that the networks have come a long way toward redeeming themselves after last year’s lousy development…

May 14, 2013, 7:14 AM EDT

Sci-Fi, Comedy Dominate Fox’s Fall Schedule Network rolls out Sleepy Hollow, new Tuesday sitcoms

The boys are crashing Fox’s Tuesday night comedy block, as Seth MacFarlane’s first live-action comedy, Dads, and the Andy Samberg cop caper Brooklyn Nine-Nine will set the table for the…

May 13, 2013, 8:42 AM EDT

ESPN Uses Client Testimonials in Its Upfront Diageo, Subway, Macy's

There’s an uncommonly large crowd on hand for this taping of SportsCenter, as some 2,000 observers are huddled around as anchor Hannah Storm winds down the 9:30 a.m. segment. Throwing…

May 12, 2013, 11:18 PM EDT

Do NewFronts Really Affect TV Pricing? Scarcity is the problem

Google’s Eric Schmidt may have told an audience full of media buyers that Web video had already replaced television last week, but the ad industry isn’t so sure the NewFronts…

May 12, 2013, 11:17 PM EDT

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