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How Steve Harvey Survived His Miss Universe Debacle, and Came Out the Real Winner

And why his T-Mobile Super Bowl ad almost fell apart

It was the gaffe heard round the world—and all over social media. While hosting the Miss Universe pageant in December, Harvey made headlines everywhere after he incorrectly announced that Miss…

Networks and Buyers Prepare to Stand Their Ground in the Upfront Showdown

Double-digit demands, new data options highlight this year’s talks

Look for a bit more swagger on display than usual during this week's broadcast upfronts. For the past several months, network execs have eagerly pointed to this season's exceptionally robust…

NBC Looks to Reclaim the Ratings Lead With New Chicago and Blacklist Spinoffs, and More Football

Blindspot shifts to Wednesday at 8

With five returning freshman shows from last season, as well as additional prime time NFL games with Thursday Night Football, NBC has put together a 2016-17 schedule that emphasizes stability…

Supergirl Is Returning for Another Season, but Not on CBS

Joins fellow superheroes on The CW

Supergirl will live to fight crime another season, but she's getting a change of scenery. The superhero series, which was CBS' biggest swing last season, will return for Season 2, but…

National Geographic Channel Will Reduce Ad Load by Up to 50 Percent for New Series and Specials

Documentaries will air commercial-free

Networks are making good on their promises to start creating less cluttered environments for consumers. TNT, truTV and NBC are experimenting with reducing ad loads in the coming season, and…

Why Digital Video Players Should Stop Comparing Their Viewership to TV

YouTube, Fullscreen take misleading shots at traditional media

Numbers never lie. But they can surely be manipulated. And during the past two weeks of NewFronts presentations, digital video players took that to heart. During YouTube's Brandcast, CEO Susan Wojcicki made…

Adult Swim Expands With New Daytime Digital Slate to Keep Millennials Watching

Robot Chicken will spoof The Walking Dead

As Adult Swim looks to keep its grip on millennials—it's been the No. 1 network in adults 18-34 for the past 11 years in total day viewing, where it currently…

NBC’s Robert Greenblatt Has No Regrets About His Surreal Upfront Duet with Dolly Parton

'People thought, What is he thinking?'

NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt hates sitting through upfront events as much as you do. "I think those upfronts tend to be just mind-numbing for the audience. They go on…

Veep's Matt Walsh on Real-Life Politics and Maintaining a 'Pristine Fiction' on the Show

And what he's been binge watching

Specs Age 51 Claim to fame Stars as press secretary Mike McLintock on HBO's Veep (Sundays, 10:30 p.m.) Base Los Angeles Twitter @mrmattwalsh Adweek: What's the first information you consume in the morning? Matt Walsh:…

Ryan Reynolds Parodies Himself as Deadpool in the Film's 'Honest Trailer'

Defy Media web series influencing Hollywood

For the first time, a web series about fake movie trailers reached beyond movie buffs and comic book fanboys to the producers, studios and stars that make the real films. ScreenJunkies'…

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