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These Were the Hottest TV Shows and Networks of 2016

Power grabs, real and imagined, ruled the airwaves

Life met art in the 2016 TV Hot List. Veep, a political satire about a White House run, was declared Hottest Comedy, but was trumped by the real thing, which…

How Gilmore Girls Superfans Reacted to the Show's Triumphant Return on Friday

They waited almost a decade for the Netflix revival

It's been nine long years since Gilmore Girls was last on television. The series finale aired on the CW network in 2007. Fans of the show were left somewhat unsatisfied, as…

Why the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Is a 'Dream' for Brands

Last year over 40 million viewers tuned in

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, but it will seem more like Christmas morning to the dozens of brands who will get to reach one of TV's most receptive audiences each year: the…

Universal Partners With Wattpad to Take the Guesswork Out of TV Content Development

Storytelling platform provides cultural insights and data

With more than 300 million uploaded stories and the attention of 45 million people each month, Wattpad was already well-positioned to be a future leader in storytelling. Apparently, Universal Cable…

FXX Promotes Simpsons 600 Marathon With Thanksgiving Imagery and Snapchat Filters

13-day event begins on Thursday

FXX wants to make sure you have plenty of "D'oh!" on hand this Thanksgiving. To promote its Simpsons 600 Marathon, which features the first 600 episodes of The Simpsons and kicks…

NBCUniversal Will Take a Bigger Role in BuzzFeed's Ad Sales After Investing Another $200 Million

Doubles down on its stake from last year

NBCUniversal is doubling down on last year's $200 million investment in BuzzFeed, finalizing a deal for another $200 million stake in the digital behemoth. As part of the deal, which was…

Marketers: Hold Facebook Accountable for Measurement Flubs

And put an end to advertising's double standard

"If this were a TV network, there would be scandal and lawsuits," one of the largest advertising buyers told me the other day. "It would tear at the fabric of…

The Creator of Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg's New Show Explains Why It Works

It's a fun mashup of cultures

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg go together like peanut butter and jelly, like milk and cookies, like chips and salsa, like a burger and fries. Basically, they're the duo we…

Stephen Colbert Calls His Live Election Night Show 'The Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Done'

Plus, why he and John Oliver hate 'fake news'

Stephen Colbert has had a lot of tough gigs in his career, but he says nothing compares to his live Election Night special for Showtime, which became more of a…

You Can Create a Powerpuff Girls Avatar as Unique as You Are at This NYC Pop-Up Shop

But it's only open this weekend

Turns out it takes sugar, spice, everything nice, and a little of you to create your own Powerpuff Girl. The iconic characters Bubbles, Buttercup and Blossom weren't enough to represent every…

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