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These Were the Hottest TV Shows and Networks of 2016

Power grabs, real and imagined, ruled the airwaves

Life met art in the 2016 TV Hot List. Veep, a political satire about a White House run, was declared Hottest Comedy, but was trumped by the real thing, which…

Networks Rethink Midseason Hiatus Plans After Last Year’s Ratings Collapse

Can shorter breaks and big cliff-hangers stave off audience erosion?

In recent years, networks thought they had found the solution to a TV audience that no longer tolerated repeats, especially for nonprocedural series. They began scheduling their serialized dramas in…

How Popular Podcasts 'StartUp' and 'Lore' Are Making the Unlikely Transition to TV

ABC and Amazon are behind the move

In a sentence that only makes sense in 2016, your favorite podcasts are becoming TV shows. As announced earlier this year, Start Up, a podcast that follows the creation of Gimlet…

Here's What We Learned From the First Week of the New TV Season

NBC has already given This Is Us a full-season order

The first week of the 2016-17 television season is in the books, and it's been a mixed bag for the broadcast networks so far. While a few shows had big…

Facetime: End of Summer Roundup

Lester Holt, Sarah Paulson, Ted Sarandos, Lauren Bush Lauren, Mayer Rus and more

The media world was out in full force, enjoying the last days of summer on both coasts. In Los Angeles, the Emmy Awards took everyone's attention, while in New York…

All 5 Broadcast Network Presidents Share Their Fall TV Playbooks

Inside the grand plans to attract audiences and advertisers

After a season where none of the five broadcast networks grew their 18-49 audience (and ABC, Fox and NBC lost viewers in that demo), they will try to reverse that…

ABC’s New President Is Making History, and She's Focused on Making Waves This Fall

Channing Dungey on her first 7 months

The year 2016 has been a whirlwind for Channing Dungey, who was promoted to ABC Entertainment president in February, succeeding Paul Lee. Thrust into the job as pilot season was…

Kiefer Sutherland Saved the World on 24, but Can He Rescue ABC?

Actor returns to TV in fall’s most anticipated new show

In May, media buyers and advertisers filing into ABC's upfront presentation at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall in New York were eager to see what the network's new entertainment president…

Designated Survivor Should Give New Life to Fourth-Place ABC This Fall

We ranked the network’s new series, from worst to best

Our weeklong breakdown of each broadcast network’s new fall shows hits the midway point today with ABC. The network slipped to No. 4 last season among 18- to 49-year-olds after…

Adweek’s Fall TV Preview: Which New Broadcast Shows Deserve Your Time and Ad Budget?

In-depth look at all 20 fall freshman series

The 2016-17 season is almost upon us. Over the next month and a half, the five broadcast networks will premiere 20 new series, with most of those debuts coming in…

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