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NBA Basketball Is Coming to Saturday Nights on ABC

8-game slate begins Jan. 23

ABC is opening up another night of NBA action, adding Saturday games for next season. The eight-game slate will tip off Jan. 23, 2016 and run twice a month through the…

Surprise! Parents Television Council Hates VH1's 'Dating Naked' Billboard

Demands the network remove interactive L.A. installation

In a development as predictable as Emmy voters snubbing The Americans again this year, the Parents Television Council has announced that it is really, really upset about the interactive Dating…

Mad Men Gets One Final Emmy Chance, and Other News From This Year's Nominations

A big day for Amazon, HBO and Netflix

It's last call for Mad Men's Emmy run.  As the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominations for the 67th Emmy Awards, it made room for Jon Hamm's acclaimed…

The ESPY Awards Tripled Viewership in Its Broadcast Debut

Caitlyn Jenner, Derek Jeter boost buzz after move from ESPN

The ESPY Awards made a strong debut in its move to broadcast television last night, as the three-hour telecast drew 7.7 million viewers, according to overnight numbers from Nielsen. The viewership…

TLC Cancels 19 Kids and Counting

Network will air documentary featuring Jill and Jessa Duggar

TLC has canceled one of its most successful reality shows nearly two months after it was revealed that one of its stars had molested several underage girls. Josh Duggar, one of…

You Can Literally Undress This 'Dating Naked' Billboard on Hollywood's Busiest Corner

Peel it off piece by piece

When it comes to promoting the return of its nude dating competition series, Dating Naked: Playing for Keeps, VH1 has found that less—much less—is more. The network is following up this week's…

NBCUniversal Finishes $6 Billion Upfront

Thanks to football and late night, NBC nets 5 percent CPM increases

NBCUniversal wasn't part of the flurry of upfront business that concluded two weeks ago, but the company has finally wrapped its $6 billion advertising bazaar. "NBCUniversal has completed its upfront, securing…

How the Creator of Jersey Shore Ended Up Working for CNBC

SallyAnn Salsano on life as the queen of reality TV

If Mark Burnett is the king of reality TV, then SallyAnn Salsano is certainly its queen. Salsano, a former Howard Stern Show intern, has produced dozens of reality shows for…

Vice Will Deliver Original Content for Verizon's New Mobile Video Service

Deal also includes Autobiographies series

While Vice has remained quiet about its planned TV channel, the millennial-oriented network has inked a deal with Verizon to be on the telecom giant's upcoming mobile video service. The multiyear deal…

Viewership for Miss USA Dropped 83% From Last Year's Pageant

Not even 1 million tuned in, but that's a hit for Reelz

Just 925,000 people watched the first airing of Sunday's Miss USA pageant on Reelz, according to Nielsen, down 83 percent from the 5.56 million who watched it on NBC last…

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