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Topic: 2014-15 Upfront

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Killing Jesus Will Be 4 Hours Long With a Teleplay by the Writer of the Wild Bunch NatGeo upfront features lots of renewals

Yes, the Bill O'Reilly book-based special to end all Bill O'Reilly book-based specials is too large for just one evening: the National Geographic Channel will air Killing Jesus (to be…

March 19, 2014, 4:12 PM EDT

ABC Family Upfront Is a Table Read and Screening of Pretty Little Liars Alice in Arabia pilot scrapped after CAIR backlash

ABC Family isn’t messing with success. This evening’s upfront took place in the form of a table read (followed by a screening) of the season finale for Pretty Little Liars,…

March 19, 2014, 12:25 AM EDT

GSN Greenlights 4 New Series as Advertiser List Grows Network hints at online originals at its Upfront

Game Show Network (GSN) is evidently crushing it with advertisers, so it has greenlit four new series for this year with the goal of further increasing female viewership. For instance, there's…

March 18, 2014, 3:07 PM EDT

Nickelodeon's Jim Perry Is Courting More Adult Advertisers Upfront slate features studio partnerships

Nickelodeon revealed its slate to advertisers yesterday, and while it's all squeaky-clean kids' fare (well, relatively speaking: "As you can see from the reel, bathroom humor still works," observed Nickelodeon…

March 14, 2014, 12:53 PM EDT

Cartoon Network Upfront: Established Names and an Invitation to Native Advertisers No presentation this year, either

Cartoon Network is forgoing a traditional New York advertiser presentation for a second year running, but the kids' network hasn't been idle: new series including offbeat comedy Clarence and Elijah…

March 10, 2014, 3:10 PM EDT

FX Is the Edgiest and Most Prolific Drama Producer on Ad-Supported TV Network has 13 pilots in various stages of development

Not so long ago, the prospect of an established actor accepting a role on a television series was as remote as the moons of Saturn. Backsliding from film to the…

March 2, 2014, 10:42 PM EST

You Won't Believe How Big TV Still Is Staggering viewership numbers and dominant revenue figures

As the upfronts approach and the NewFronts try again to imitate them, expect to hear a lot about the twilight of traditional television with the rise of digital video. But…

March 2, 2014, 10:41 PM EST

Moonves: Big Bang Theory Will Move to Accommodate NFL Games Broadcast’s top scripted series expected to shift to Monday nights

In a bid to accommodate the hulking bruiser that is the National Football League, Leonard, Sheldon, Penny and the rest of The Big Bang Theory crew next fall will be…

February 13, 2014, 12:54 PM EST

Comcast Pushes VOD Reruns Into the C3 Window New ODCR system will sync up ad loads across on-demand programming

In yet another move by the cable industry to measure the kind of viewing that has driven success at Netflix and Hulu, Comcast and Nielsen have joined forces to measure…

December 2, 2013, 9:47 AM EST

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