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L.A. Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez Spends His Offseason Playing Fantasy Football For sports TV, he heads to HBO

Specs Who Adrian Gonzalez Age 32 Claim to fame Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman; winner of the 2014 Silver Slugger Award, Golden Glove Award and Fielding Bible Award Base San Diego Twitter @AdrianTitan23 What’s the first information you…

November 17, 2014, 12:02 AM EST

VW of America Will Start Sponsoring CNN Documentaries Partnership brokered by MediaCom

Volkswagen of America has been chosen by CNN Films to sponsor its documentaries, expanding the relationship between the two companies. The car maker’s ads will start airing later this month during…

November 14, 2014, 2:48 PM EST

#TBT: Sorry Jar Jar, the Star Wars Holiday Special Is George Lucas's Most Embarrassing Creation Ever So bad it's bad

A long, long time ago—Nov. 17, 1978, to be exact—in a television galaxy far, far away (one that only had three major networks), Star Wars unleashed what would become its…

November 13, 2014, 12:26 PM EST

Why a Great Second Season Is Often Too Late to Save a Struggling Show FX had to dynamite The Bridge. Could S.H.I.E.L.D. be next?

Very few TV series emerge fully formed. Most shows take at least a season to figure themselves and their characters out, or to course-correct after a rocky beginning. Often by…

November 11, 2014, 8:00 AM EST

Canadian Regulators Back Off Plan to Impose a 'Netflix Tax' Streaming service won't have to subsidize TV productions

Canada’s equivalent of the FCC has backed off trying to regulate Netflix by dropping a proposal that has become known as the "Netflix tax." The move could have significant implications for…

November 11, 2014, 8:00 AM EST

Viacom’s Downturns Have Gotten So Predictable They’re an Easy Buck for Investors Conglom is trying to figure out the multiplatform game

As usual, Viacom is doomed. People have been preaching the End of Days for the company since Tom Freston left and was replaced by Philippe Dauman in 2006, and yet it…

November 10, 2014, 12:02 AM EST

For Gotham's Ben McKenzie, No Gadget Beats a Good Traffic App or a Nice Scotch Fox's Detective Gordon talks Twitter, comics and Netflix

Specs Who Ben McKenzie Age 36 Claim to fame Stars as James Gordon on Fox's Gotham (Mondays, 8 p.m.) Base L.A., N.Y. Twitter @ben_mckenzie What's the first information you consume in the morning? It's all digital: The New…

November 10, 2014, 12:02 AM EST

Adult Swim's Warped Viral Sitcom Parody References a Stunning 30+ Shows and Movies 'Too Many Cooks' crams a lot in the kitchen

Adult Swim lifer and writer/director Casper Kelly has really outdone himself with this one: Too Many Cooks, an 11-minute credits sequence for the show Infomercials, runs the gamut from sitcom…

November 7, 2014, 12:25 PM EST

#TBT: Johnny Depp and Matthew Perry Made This 1987 Fox Promo the Foxiest Ever Also Christina Applegate

Welcome, one and all to our new regular feature, Throwback Thursday, where we unearth TV promos of yore for your appreciation. Up this week: Fox Weekend! After launching its first two…

November 6, 2014, 12:43 PM EST

Microsoft's Marketing Totally Backfired When CNN Used Its Devices as iPad Stands Not quite ready for its close-up

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 had a bad election night on CNN when the on-air talent used the device to prop up their iPads. Microsoft was a CNN partner as the…

November 5, 2014, 2:26 PM EST

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