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Topic: 2014-15 Broadcast TV Season

Resurgent NBC Sets Sights on Two Remaining Weak Spots: Thursdays and Comedies

Can it revive 'Must-See TV'?

When NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt started at the network in 2011, things looked bleak. NBC has now clawed its way back to first place in the 18-49 demographic, thanks…

ABC's Success With Diversity Comes From Focusing on Creators, Not Just Stars

'It's our job to reflect America'

ABC has changed mainstream television's diversity makeup more than any of its broadcast counterparts in recent years, and executives say the commitment is paying off not just in ratings, but…

The 10 Best New TV Shows of the Year

Unearthing 2014's surprising, satirical and sublimely dark gems

At the end of every great TV series—The Sopranos, Breaking Bad, The Wire, 30 Rock—somebody usually jumps to declare the Golden Age of Television at an end, and somehow that…

As of Halloween, This Season's TV Ratings Are So Low It's Scary

Fox cancels Utopia, NBC cancels Bad Judge and A to Z

It is the middle of the fall, when the leaves turn brown and die, as so do the sitcoms. This has been a notably bad year for new broadcast TV—multiple networks…

Fox Is Done With 2014-15 Upfront Sales

Volume down, pricing up about 3%

Fox is essentially done with its upfront sales, according to a source, gaining pricing increases of 2.5-3.5 percent but losing volume after a rough 2013-14 season in which ratings for…

Networks Will Write Discounted C7 Deals, but Not Everyone's Biting

Fox scores a major get as metrics for makegoods become more complex

Even with Kevin Reilly out at the News Corp broadcaster and ratings declines from an aging American Idol, Fox has managed to score a serious deal: GroupM, arguably the biggest…

The More Things Change: What's Old Is New Again at the CW

Flash is a go, Carrie skips off into the sunset, Star-Crossed falls, and Tomorrow People is yesterday's news

There are few surprises on the CW's upfront schedule, besides virgins. It's a good time for the network's comic-book-heavy prime-time lineup: Arrow will be joined by spinoff The Flash in…

CBS Puts Football on Thursday, Joel McHale May Go to Late Late

No more Crazy Ones, Hostages or Intelligence

UPDATE: CBS's Les Moonves, talking to Bloomberg denies... everything, really, saying that there are a lot of people throwing hats in the ring for Craig Ferguson's old gig. And that CBS…

ABC Dips a Toe Into the Programmatic Pool

Partnership with FreeWheel furthers the cause of automated buying

While it executed all the expected dance moves, screening cut-downs of its fall series before letting late-night prankster Jimmy Kimmel off the leash for his annual Friar’s Club roast of…

Upfront Upheaval: ABC Creates an All-Shonda Rhimes Thursday Block

Hit-maker signs 4-year contract extension with ABC Studios

It’s Shonda Rhimes’ world; everyone else just lives in it. The creator of the ABC franchise drama Grey’s Anatomy and the scorching Beltway caper Scandal is getting her very own night,…

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