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Fred Armisen Can't Keep Quiet in Portlandia Web Series for Subaru

'Talkative Driver' is next step in longtime brand partnership

Portlandia creators and stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein have teamed up with longtime partner Subaru for a four-part Web series tied to their hit IFC show. In "Talkative Driver,"…

Symphony Brushes Off Netflix Attacks on Its Ratings Metrics

'We definitely started a dialogue in the industry'

If Netflix was hoping to intimidate Symphony Advanced Media into submission by criticizing the company's data—which, for the first time, revealed how many viewers are watching Netflix's original series—it is going…

Why Univision Just Bought Fake News Website The Onion

Move adds 25 million monthly uniques

In news that could have been straight out of The Onion itself, Univision has purchased a stake in the satirical news outlet. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The top…

Making a Murderer Creators Blast News Accounts, Prep a Potential Followup

'The media are demonizing this man in order to prove his guilt'

Almost a month to the day that their 10-hour documentary Making a Murderer quietly debuted on Netflix, and subsequently became the most-buzzed series of the holiday season, co-directors Laura Ricciardi…

Netflix Returns Fire, Says NBC Has ‘Remarkably Inaccurate Data’ and 18-49 Demo ‘Means Nothing’

Company will spend $6 billion on content in 2016

Netflix has kept its ratings metrics under lock and key for several years, refusing to share that data even with the creators of its own original series. So predictably, the…

FX Chief Says Industry Hasn’t Reached 'Peak TV' Yet, Blasts Netflix’s 'Wonky' Economics

'Content creation is in an economic bubble'

Five months after he coined the term "peak TV" to describe the overwhelming amount of video content available to audiences, FX Networks CEO John Landgraf said we're not yet at…

How Angie Tribeca's Marketing Perfectly Matched the Show's Satirical Tone

Finally, a show about cops

For audiences growing weary of the tired genre of cop dramas, TBS has something new for you: a cop drama. Or maybe not. TBS's new series, Angie Tribeca, is full of the…

Fox Renews Empire and Prepares for Life After American Idol

Plus, a slew of renewals and reboots in 2016

It has broadcast's biggest new show in a decade in Empire, but Fox is "still in rebuilding mode," according to Fox Television Group co-chairman and co-CEO Gary Newman. Its biggest…

After a Whirlwind 2015, Caitlyn Jenner Has Big Plans for the Second Season of I Am Cait

Reality series returns March 6 on E!

It was a whirlwind 2015 for Caitlyn Jenner, who made a huge splash with her announcement—on the cover of Vanity Fair—that she had transitioned from male to female. But now…

NBC Expects Another Billion-Dollar Olympics in Terms of Ad Sales

On pace ahead of London 7 months out from Rio

It might not be the Powerball jackpot, but NBC has been raking in the money for the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Seven months before the opening ceremony, NBC Sports'…

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