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Our Picks for the 5 Best and 5 Worst New TV Shows From Joss Whedon to Seth MacFarlane

THE FIVE BEST … As cable siphons off GRPs like a fat kid sucking YooHoo through a Krazy Straw, broadcasters have countered with manic fits of development. Among the best: (1) Resurrection…

May 19, 2013, 11:13 PM EDT

No Ratings Glitter for CBS’ Golden Boy Special premiere of midseason cop drama delivers lackluster ratings

A special premiere of CBS’ midseason cop show Golden Boy showed little luster Tuesday night, drawing 10.6 million viewers and an unremarkable 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demo. According to preliminary…

February 27, 2013, 3:42 PM EST

CBS Pink-Slips The Job Reality series is canned after just two episodes

CBS has pink-slipped its new unscripted effort The Job after just two episodes. The midseason competition series bowed Friday, Feb. 8 to 4.01 million viewers and a 0.9 in the adults…

February 19, 2013, 11:05 AM EST

The CW Renews 3 Drama Series Arrow, Supernatural, Vampire Diaries to return in 2013-14

The CW has renewed three series for the 2013-14 broadcast season, ordering a fresh slate of newcomer Arrow and veteran performers The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural. Arrow achieved the goal of…

February 11, 2013, 5:19 PM EST

The Walking Dead Devours Scripted TV Foes AMC’s zombie apocalypse drama draws record 12.3 million viewers

The Season 3.5 premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead on Sunday night tore the viscera out of its scripted-series competition, averaging an all-time record draw of 12.3 million viewers and…

February 11, 2013, 4:36 PM EST

Oh, Brother: Fox Cancels Ben and Kate Freshman Comedy Fails to Deliver Ratings

Fox is revising its two-hour Tuesday night comedy block, halting production on the freshman effort Ben and Kate just days after pulling the show from its winter schedule. The amiable sitcom,…

January 28, 2013, 5:44 PM EST

Life's a Bitch and Then You Get Canceled: ABC Evicts Apt. 23 Low-rated charmer a victim of Tuesday night comedy traffic jam

Broadcast’s Tuesday night comedy roadblock has claimed its first casualty, as ABC has canceled its stalled sophomore effort Don’t Trust the B---- in Apt. 23. Following a seven-episode springtime run behind…

January 23, 2013, 11:49 AM EST

Fox Carves Up Big Ratings With The Following Killer drama scares up a 3.2 in the dollar demo

The series premiere of the Fox serial-killer drama The Following put up strong numbers on Monday night, beating its time slot predecessor by a whopping 113 percent. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day…

January 22, 2013, 4:21 PM EST

Fox Force Five: A Fistful of Midseason Replacements Awaits Standout series hope to draw eyeballs back to broadcast, while Netflix goes for broke

For television executives, hope often springs eternal in the dead of winter. While the 2012-13 development slate largely has been forgettable, what with its primate veterinarians, demonic Upper East Siders…

January 15, 2013, 6:11 AM EST

Dead Reckoning: Glen Mazzara Walks Off AMC Zombie Hit The Walking Dead is without a showrunner as network renews series for Season 4

Fans of AMC’s hit zombie-apocalypse drama The Walking Dead were given a jolt Friday when the network announced the show had been renewed for a fourth season—but will go ahead without…

December 21, 2012, 3:22 PM EST

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