October Was Broadcast TV's Best Advertising Month Since January 2014

Standard Media Index tracked month's big gains

Perhaps the sky isn't falling after all when it comes to television advertising. Robust TV ad sales in October, as the new television season kicked off, drove the U.S. ad…

In Today Show Interview, Charlie Sheen Says He's Done Paying Others to Keep His Secret

Star discusses HIV-positive diagnosis

Charlie Sheen has been trying to keep secret his HIV status for four years. After a series of headaches and a hospitalization, Sheen thought he had a brain tumor. Instead,…

How Talking Dead Host Chris Hardwick Avoids Dropping Spoilers

Nerdist founder also shares his current TV obsessions

Specs Age 43 Claim to fame Host of Talking Dead (Sunday nights after The Walking Dead on AMC) and @Midnight With Chris Hardwick (Monday through Thursday at 12 a.m. on Comedy Central);…

Presidential Hopefuls Ask for Equal Airtime After Donald Trump's SNL Gig

GOP longshots benefit from FCC rule

This was inevitable. Following Donald Trump's hosting stint on the Nov. 7 episode of Saturday Night Live, three Republican presidential hopefuls have requested equal time on NBC stations. According to the…

Charlie Sheen Will Discuss His HIV Status on the Today Show

Actor will make 'revealing personal announcement'

The Today show is promoting "a revealing personal announcement" from Charlie Sheen for Tuesday's program. The sitcom star sits down with Matt Lauer for a live interview and, while the…

Paris Attacks Prompt Changes to Terror-Themed Shows Like Supergirl and Homeland

CBS and TNT postpone episodes

Following Friday's attacks in Paris, several networks have made changes to TV shows that echoed those awful real-life events. CBS and TNT have delayed episodes of their shows set to…

How the Producers Behind RuPaul's Drag Race Went From Extreme to Mainstream

World of Wonder is ready to cash in

Prolific television producers Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey never considered their programming to be underground—so fringe that only the cool kids would like it—when they launched a talk show starring…

Kenan Thompson Is 'Dr. Jimm' in The Onion's First Branded Content for Facebook Anthology

Dell, HP, Intel, Lenovo and Microsoft signed on

It's a fear most of us have: turning into our parents. So, The Onion decided to channel that unease while showcasing the newest innovations in personal computing. The nine-part series "Help!…

NBCUniversal Merges Linear and Digital Ad Sales Teams and Creates a Client-Focused Group

Company says it will be more accessible

Two years after it began transacting all of its advertising under a single, companywide portfolio, NBCUniversal has unveiled another major reorganization of its ad sales teams. In the changes, which Linda…

Olive Garden Hopes Customers Will Eat an Appetizer Created by a 13-Year-Old

Partners with MasterChef Junior for new menu items

Would you eat a dish designed by a 13-year-old? Olive Garden is hoping so. The restaurant chain is partnering with Fox's MasterChef Junior to add new items to its menu, with…

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