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Topic: 2014-15 Upfront

The 2014 Upfront Preview

How the big 4 stack up

Analogies are often facile things, contrivances designed to hammer home a theme when a light tap of the mallet would suffice. But in light of the fact that it’s a)…

Upfronts TV Preview: Sci-fi and Fantasy [Video]

Sam Thielman shares his views on 2014's potential cult hits

Is there a new Walking Dead on the way, a new American Horror Story, maybe? Our cable guy has been screening the trailers in time for this week's upfront presentations.

TiVo: Adherence to C3 Is Sucking Millions Out of TV Ad Market

$87.8 million down the tubes—and that’s just the impact on the top 10 shows

In what may be the most cogent argument for the adoption of the C7 ratings currency, TiVo Research on Monday revealed that broadcasters beholden to the dated C3 metric are…

ABC Re-Ups Paul Lee

Disney gives entertainment chief a vote of confidence

With just a month to go before it pitches its 2014-15 upfront slate, ABC has re-upped entertainment president Paul Lee. The genial Brit has signed a new multiyear deal with the…

FX Will Renew The Americans

Stylish spy drama earns a third season

Fans of the FX Cold War spy drama The Americans can rest easy about the show’s prospects, as the network is very close to announcing a formal third-season renewal. Speaking at…

Oxygen Rebranding and Bravo Boosts Scripted at Dual Upfront Presentation

NBCU women's nets roar at presser

Bravo has not one but two scripted series green-lit and ready to go this coming season, and Oxygen is going through a full-blown rebrand starting by the end of the…

NBCU’s Steve Burke Declares Victory

Asks to be judged on 18-49 performance, suggests better measurement

“We don’t want you to think that we were trying to hide or conceal anything but we didn’t want to talk about what we were doing. [We wanted] instead [to]…

You Can Buy Nielsen Ratings on YouTube Starting Next Month

OCR product ready to roll with pre-roll ads on Google's ubiquitous video service

Google is now confident enough in Nielsen's Online Campaign Ratings product (which has been nipped and tucked by the data company over the last few years in ways that have…

AMC’s Upfront Slate: Network Takes a Crack at Scripted Comedy

New projects From Seth Rogen, Daily Show's Wyatt Cenac

Having established itself as the home of hit drama series like Mad Men, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead, AMC is looking to crash its way into the comedy business. On…

E! Green-Lights The Royals Starring Elizabeth Hurley

Upfront slate includes plastic surgery reality show, resort competition

It's finally happening: E!'s scripted series, The Royals, will grace its viewers with its presence in 2015. A one-hour drama by Mark Schwahn about the British royal family and starring…

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