Why CBS Is Slotting Stephen Colbert After Super Bowl 50

Looks to put Colbert in front of Tonight Show viewers

CBS has invested a lot of promotional to its revamped late-night lineup this year, but next February, both Stephen Colbert and James Corden will get their biggest push yet. The network…

Downton Abbey’s Brendan Coyle Shows His Darker Side in New Esquire Show

Plus, how he’s using Kickstarter to support up-and-coming artists

Specs Age 51 Claim to fame Stars as Nelson Clay on the new Esquire drama series Spotless (premieres Nov. 14 at 10 p.m.) and as Mr. Bates on Downton Abbey (final season…

This Kickstarter Campaign Aims to Bring Back Mystery Science Theater 3000

New life for a cult comedy favorite

A Kickstarter project to bring back cult favorite Mystery Science Theater 3000 is more than a quarter of the way to its goal. The campaign, launched by MST3K founder and original…

13-Year-Old YouTube Star Died of Undiagnosed Heart Condition, Family Says

Caleb Bratayley was a centerpiece of channel with 1.9 million subscribers

The family of YouTube star Caleb Bratayley announced today the 13-year-old died of an undiagnosed heart ailment. "The doctor confirmed today that Caleb passed away from a heart condition called Hypertrophic…

Why NBC Has Already Renewed 3 Shows for Next Season

Blindspot the first freshman series to get a Season 2 order

Like its fellow broadcasters, NBC has refused to utter the c-word this fall. Along with Fox and ABC, it has trimmed episode orders for four low-rated series but hasn't officially…

Why Buyers Aren't Panicking About All the TV Shows Getting Trimmed This Fall

Anything's better than 'canceled'

Each year, a few familiar touchstones mark the passage of fall: trees shedding their leaves, the end of Daylight Saving Time and the ritual cancellation of broadcast's lowest-rated new shows.…

Why Today Is the Most Important Day in Fox Business Network's History

Little-watched cable net will have a massive audience for GOP debate

Ever since its inception, Fox Business Network has struggled to gain a foothold in the financial world, but the eight-year-old channel will have its best opportunity to break out Tuesday…

Advertisers Are Finding Millennials in an Unexpected Place: TV Syndication

Family Guy reruns draw young viewers to live TV

Advertisers have left no platform unturned in their quest to find and reach linear-TV-phobic millennials. And now they've turned to a surprising place: syndicated television. TV syndication studio Twentieth Television, which is…

3 Things to Know About Donald Trump's SNL Hosting Gig

Controversial candidate will bring in viewers, whether they like him or not

Donald Trump will host Saturday Night Live this weekend for the second time, but this will be very different than his 2004 appearance when he was a part of the…

YouTube Will Debut a Scripted Comedy From Smosh, but Not on YouTube Red

Schick Hydro on board as brand partner

Popular YouTube comedy duo Smosh is getting into the sitcom business. YouTube announced today that scripted comedy Part Timers starring Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox (aka Smosh) will debut exclusively on…

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