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In a Year of Poignant TV Farewells, Jon Stewart's Topped Them All

Fond goodbyes from his peers, protégés and punching bags

This past year has felt like an extended period of mourning for TV lovers, as one iconic legend or program after another has bowed out. David Letterman, Stephen Colbert (and…

Here's How Empire Will Try to Top Itself in Season 2

More episodes, bigger guest stars and spinoff plans

What does the biggest freshman series in a decade do for an encore? That's the challenge for Empire, Fox's massively successful hip-hop soap opera, as it returns for Season 2. The…

John Stamos Had a 4-Letter Reaction to the Title of His New Fox Show

Grandfathered star also juggles Fuller House

After striking out with TV pilots for much of the last decade, John Stamos is thrilled to be starring in Fox's new sitcom, Grandfathered, playing a bachelor who discovers he…

Joel McHale Sets the Record Straight About Community: It's Not Canceled

Show's star caused firestorm, clarifies remarks

Joel McHale wants to set the record straight about Community after appearing to confirm the cult comedy's demise earlier this week. "Community is not canceled," McHale told Adweek today. Discussing the fate…

Comedy Central Bought This Full-Page New York Times Ad to Send Off Jon Stewart

His final Daily Show is tonight

Back page of A section of @nytimes. Lovely & Sad. #JonVoyage pic.twitter.com/CKSLIw54Ux — Eileen Murphy (@NYTeileen) August 6, 2015 Many of Jon Stewart's fans—and even his nemesis, Arby's—are sending him well wishes…

To Win Back Audiences, Fox Is Reviving 'Prison Break'

Network leans on familiar brands and faces—and Empire

As it tries to break through the crowded TV landscape and pull itself out of its fourth-place finish last season among adults ages 18 to 49, Fox is hoping to…

How Amazon Took a Good CBS Pilot and Made It Great

Sneaky Pete gets a new life on the streaming service

Transparent's critical acclaim has been both a blessing and a curse for Amazon. While the show's 11 Emmy nominations and two Golden Globe wins have helped legitimize the streaming service…

Streaming Service Crackle Is Making an Old-School TV Move: Scheduling Shows

But you can restart if you come in late

Two weeks after becoming the first streaming network to start sharing ratings information, Crackle is taking another page out of the linear playbook: It will begin programming television, just like…

Canceling 19 Kids and Counting Cost Discovery $19 Million

TLC's parent company takes real hit

When TLC canceled 19 Kids and Counting last month, the network knew it would take a hit. Now we know just how big that hit was. On this morning's earnings call,…

Shonda Rhimes Explains Why She Had to Kill McDreamy

The prolific TV creator dishes on her complicated characters

Soon after ABC Entertainment president Paul Lee suggested to Adweek that ABC's recent success wasn't entirely due to Shonda Rhimes, Jimmy Kimmel took him to task during May's upfront presentation. "Paul said…

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