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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…

NBC, CBS, ESPN Set 2015 Prime-time Football Schedules

Super Bowl rematches and Brady-Manning XVII highlight season

With the 2015 NFL regular season matchups now set, the rights-holding networks have revealed their schedules. The NFL season kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 10 with the Pittsburgh Steelers at…

Comedian Rob Corddry Says Working at The Daily Show Sucked the Fun Out of News

But he still enjoys a good Twitter joke every now and then

Specs Age 44 Claim to fame Creator and star of the Emmy-winning Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital (Fridays at midnight); star of the upcoming HBO show Ballers (premieres June 21 at 10…

TV Land Renews Younger and Comedy Central Brings Back Inside Amy Schumer

Viacom networks green light 2 popular shows

TV Land has given the green light for a second season of Younger, starring Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor and Nico Tortorella. The Darren Star-produced series follows…

Dannon's Oikos Helped to Revive Full House, but Won't Be There to Enjoy It

Brand's contract with John Stamos ended in 2014

More than a year before John Stamos lit a nostalgic bonfire with his announcement of a Full House revival, Oikos Greek yogurt had the same idea. The Dannon brand's 2014 Super…

Why Univision Is One to Watch at the Upfronts

CMO Jessica Rodriguez on what makes her network’s audience unique

Specs Who Jessica Rodriguez Current gig CMO, Univision Communications Previous gig Evp, program scheduling, Univision Agency Twitter @_RodriguezJess Age 42 How are you using social as a marketing tool? It's at the core of everything that…

Academy of Country Music Awards Pulls In Most Viewers Since 1998

Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert and other stars give CBS a big night

The 50th Academy of Country Music Awards on CBS last night was the most-watched since 1998. The super-sized special, which aired from 8-11:30 p.m., was watched by 15.77 million viewers, up…

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…

How to Sell a TV Show Today

The upfront may look different, but it’s as important as ever

The upfront has been pronounced a goner so many times it is beyond cliché. But the truth is, the television networks' annual programming presentations are not going anywhere. As tradition dictates,…

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…

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