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Neil Gaiman's American Gods Finds a Home at Starz Cable net goes script-to-series with FremantleMedia adaptation

It's been rumored for years and now coming to pass: Neil Gaiman's beloved fantasy novel American Gods has a network ready to develop a long-rumored TV adaptation. The deal, initially,…

July 1, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT

ABC News' Jeffrey Schneider Returns After Two-Week Suspension SVP disciplined for shouting at staffer

ABC News svp of communications Jeffrey Schneider has returned to his post after a suspension, according to a post at Radar Online that Schneider confirmed himself. The executive was ordered to…

July 1, 2014, 12:21 PM EDT

Adam Richman's New Show Pulled After He Makes a Bad Situation Worse Travel Channel star angered many by using the term 'thinspiration'

Travel Channel star Adam Richman’s new show, Man Finds Food, set to debut July 2, has been pulled from the network’s schedule, according to the Washington Post’s Emily Yahr. The…

July 1, 2014, 11:28 AM EDT

Univision and Telemundo Are Battling It Out on a Digital Front Can Comcast’s ownership help tip the scales?

Alicia Menendez is a digital and mobile junkie. The 30-year-old host of Alicia Menendez Tonight, a weeknight talk program about sex, money and power on Univision and ABC’s joint-venture news…

July 1, 2014, 7:07 AM EDT

Community Is Getting Its Six Seasons (No Movie Yet) Yahoo renews quirky sitcom the day contracts expire

Well, that was close. Sony's offbeat sitcom Community, canceled at the very last minute by NBC, has been renewed at the very last minute (a few hours before contracts with Sony…

June 30, 2014, 6:48 PM EDT

This Shark Week Teaser Is a Chum-Tossing Celebration of Carnivorous Delights All hail the 'King of Summer'

Just watching Discovery's Shark Week will make you feel like you're skiing on two great whites while a mermaid clings to your leg. Behold the resplendent CGI overkill of this internally…

June 30, 2014, 5:41 PM EDT

Denis Leary Returns to FX With Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll One of several FX comedies in the works

Nearly three years after the conclusion of Rescue Me, Denis Leary is returning to FX. Eric Schrier and Nick Grab, the presidents of original programming at FX Networks and FX Productions,…

June 30, 2014, 5:16 PM EDT

NBCU Appoints CFO for E! and Esquire Network Donald Storm will helm financials at two networks

NBCUniversal announced today that it has appointed Donald C. "D.C." Storm II as CFO of E! and Esquire Network. Formerly the vp of financial planning and analysis at NBCU Corporate,…

June 30, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

Sneaky Facebook Study on Users' Emotions Draws Ire Research 'may not have justified all of this anxiety,' study lead admits

If you use Facebook and found yourself momentarily feeling either better or worse in early 2012, an algorithm may have caused your shift in mood. And that's what has some…

June 30, 2014, 12:08 PM EDT

With Broadcast Volume Down, TV Inventory Is Going to Get Expensive Scatter market due for a major uptick

If everybody waits out this upfront for better inventory in the fall, will anybody get enough of it? Brian Wieser, analyst at Pivotal Research (and a former head forecaster for…

June 29, 2014, 7:54 PM EDT

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