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Showtime's Boss Talks About the Twin Peaks Avalanche

David Nevins on the troubled reboot, HBO Now and new comedy Happyish

When David Nevins arrived at Showtime in 2010, the premium cable network was searching for the next generation of shows to replace fading stalwarts Dexter and Weeds. The network's president,…

How James Patterson Went From Adman to Bestselling Mystery Novelist

And now he's out to conquer TV thrillers with Zoo

"Nobody tells you when you pay six figures for a lion for a couple days that, to perform, they have to eat a lot of meat. The problem is they…

The NHL and NBC Tout Playoff Coverage With Candy Bars and a Willy Wonka-Style Contest

It promises to be 'DVR-proof and noisy'

NBC Sports and the NHL are using chocolate bars and a potential Willy Wonka-like payout to trumpet the Stanley Cup playoffs. Part of the "Every Game. Every Night. Don't Miss a…

2 Popular Fox News Shows Are Beating Their Broadcast Competition

Fox chief Roger Ailes is 'pleased to be making serious inroads'

Fox News has been the No. 1 cable news channel for 13 years, beating its cable competitors combined on many nights. But increasingly, the 21st Century Fox network is taking…

CBS Strikes New Deals for All-Access Streaming Service

12 station groups will take part in revenue-share

More local stations are buying into CBS All Access, the subscription-based, livestreaming and on-demand service of the CBS broadcast network. Twelve station groups, representing 56 markets nationwide have agreed to the…

Pop Network Targets 'Modern Grownups' With Celebrity, Reality and Pop News Programming

Tyra Banks, Alan Thicke and Joan Collins are among Pop's stars

The Pop upfront wasn't a huge spectacle. Roughly 25 people were sprawled out on couches atop the Gansevoort Park Avenue in New York Thursday morning. There were no media buyers—just…

Why Crackle Wants You (and the Industry) to See It as a Mainstream TV Network

It will be the first streaming service to present at the Upfronts

Xbox, Kindle Fire, Roku, Smart TV—no matter what device you have, you can find Crackle on it. Each month, 18 million users in the U.S. access the Sony-owned, advertiser-supported streaming…

MTV Wants to Livestream Its Movie Awards Into Viewers' Social Feeds

Periscope allows it to leverage its big Twitter following

MTV wants viewers to tune into its 2015 MTV Movie Awards on April 12, but it's not expecting them to just watch on TVs and connected devices. This year, the network…

HBO Punks Creator of 'Take My Money, HBO' by Sending Sopranos Guys to Shake Him Down

Jake Caputo's time to pay up

Last week, we saw HBO replying to 3-year-old tweets from cable cutters who wanted a stand-alone HBO option back then—something it is now launching with HBO Now. Today, the network…

Former SNL Funnyman Gary Kroeger Gets Serious, Runs for Congress

The former advertising executive is running in his native Iowa

Gary Kroeger is following in his former Saturday Night Live co-stars' footsteps. Like Al Franken, Kroeger is running for Congress. Kroeger, a Cedar Falls native, is running for the democratic nomination…

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