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Multicultural Talent Is Surging on TV and Winning Mainstream Audiences

A long-awaited shift

Hardly anyone was more surprised than Dana Walden at the ratings surge Fox midseason entrant Empire enjoyed following its Jan. 7 debut. She expected a lift but not to the…

How Lee Daniels Drew on His Own Life to Shape Empire, TV's Surprise Hit

The creative force tells us what he's learned and what's next

Scratch the surface of Fox's monster hit drama Empire and you'll find a whole lot of truths that are based on the experiences of Lee Daniels, who created the series…

Fall's 5 Biggest Time Slot Battles

It will be sink or swim for next season's new shows, especially those slated for these competitive face-offs

The broadcast upfronts week was full of buzzwords like "big data" and "viewability," but as usual, each presentation came down to content and which new shows viewers are going to…

Infographic: Exclusive Look Inside Nielsen Ratings Shows Who's Watching and When

TV time-shifting and lift from C3 to C7

It's not a question that time shifting has become ubiquitous, but what's been less clear is its impact on C3 and C7—and how many people are really seeing commercials beyond…

David Lynch Returns to Showtime's Twin Peaks Revival

He'll direct every episode of the limited series, which has been expanded

Twin Peaks is whole again. A month after departing the project, David Lynch is back on board with Showtime's limited-series revival of his and Mark Frost's groundbreaking show, he and the…

Infographic: How the (Real) Clients From Mad Men Are Doing on Twitter Now

37 of the show's featured brands are still alive to tweet

How are Sterling Cooper & Partners' clients doing on Twitter these days? Unmetric staffers—big Mad Men fans, clearly—wanted to answer that oddly specific question, so the social media analytics company delved…

Here's the 2015-2016 Broadcast TV Schedule

More superheroes, less CSI

With presentation season behind us and the selling season upon us, here's a look at the 2015-2016 broadcast TV schedule. You'll see some familiar faces in new places, more heroes—super…

The 10 Most Memorable Moments From This Year's Upfronts

From unusual duets to surprise proposals, broadcast upfronts week had it all

It's been a memorable upfront/NewFronts season, but not even the Adweek staff was prepared for some of the zaniness of the final—and most important— week, as networks made their strikingly…

NBCU Cable Upfront Was a Spectacle That Packed in 168 Stars

Kardashians, housewives, wrestlers and shahs

At the final presentation of the 2015-2016 Upfront week, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment president Bonnie Hammer reminded attendees, "By now you've seen it all, heard it all and drank it all.…

It's Official: The Mindy Project Is Moving to Hulu

Streaming service orders 26 episodes of Mindy Kaling's sitcom

Evicted by Fox last week, The Mindy Project has officially found a new home. After a week of negotiations, Hulu has ordered a fourth season of Mindy Kaling's comedy, with…

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