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Some New Fall Shows Might Not Stand a Chance Because of Bad Time Slots

TV's worst times claim new victims

After the broadcast networks trotted out their fall schedules at this month's upfronts, much of the focus was on the most promising freshman shows, setting up fall's biggest time-slot battles. Many…

The Duggars’ TLC Future Increasingly in Doubt as Advertisers Flee

Walgreens, General Mills among companies cutting ties

If TLC thought that the long Memorial Day holiday would make audiences—or advertisers—forget about its latest reality-show molestation controversy, then the network misjudged the severity of the situation almost as…

Why Networks Are Going for Broke This Summer

From binge-viewing to VOD, broadcasters offer big perks

For decades, the broadcast networks took the idea of summer vacation quite literally—programming reruns and other filler content from June through mid-September, much to the frustration of advertisers. Those days are…

Why CBS Is Replacing David Letterman With Reruns of The Mentalist

Could summer strategy blunt James Corden's momentum?

How do you follow an icon like David Letterman and his perfect Late Show finale last Wednesday? For CBS, the answer might seem surprising: Simon Baker. Do not adjust your television…

After a 2-Year Pursuit, Charter Finally Lands Time Warner Cable

$55 billion deal will make it the No. 2 U.S. cable company

Just one month after its merger with Comcast officially flatlined, Time Warner Cable is on the move again. Charter Communications announced today that it had reached a $55 billion cash-and-stock…

TLC Removes 19 Kids and Counting From Schedule Following Molestation Claims

Network faces second abuse controversy in 7 months

Here we go again: for the second time in seven months, TLC is embroiled in a child molestation scandal involving the stars of one of its most popular reality shows.  On…

Dino-mite! Inside Animal Planet's Partnership With Jurassic World

Exclusive Chris Pratt footage will air during Sunday's ‘Jurassic-Sized’ River Monsters finale

Animal Planet isn't the first network one would think of for a big movie partnership, but the Discovery Communications channel has teamed up with a potential summer blockbuster: Jurassic World. The…

USA's Playing House Stars Hilariously Explain TV Industry Acronyms

You down with OTT?

Acronyms were flying at the upfronts last week, which is why we brought you the guide to sorting out MVPD, SVOD and everything in between. NBCU Cable Entertainment had the…

David Letterman's Finale Was Watched by 13.8 Million, His Largest Audience Since 1994

Here's how it compared to other late-night farewells

David Letterman's final Late Show was watched by 13.76 million viewers, making it the Late Show's largest audience since Feb. 25, 1994, on a night that saw CBS' coverage of…

Why Matthew Weiner Ended Mad Men With 'the Best Ad Ever Made'

The creator settled on the finale's Coca-Cola conclusion 4 years ago

"I did think, why not end the show with the greatest commercial ever made?" After three days of silence, that was Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner's explanation Wednesday night of how…

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