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'Milk' Screenwriter and LGBT Activist Creates a Powerful Anti-Bullying Campaign for Coke

Dustin Lance Black and the case for compassion

In his inspiring Oscar acceptance speech for Milk, the 2008 film about the assassinations of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and openly gay city official Harvey Milk, screenwriter Dustin Lance…

Shonda Rhimes Explains Why She Had to Kill McDreamy

The prolific TV creator dishes on her complicated characters

Soon after ABC Entertainment president Paul Lee suggested to Adweek that ABC's recent success wasn't entirely due to Shonda Rhimes, Jimmy Kimmel took him to task during May's upfront presentation. "Paul said…

ABC Finally Caps Upfront With CPM Gains

Network is the last broadcaster to complete business

After spending the day touting its fall slate to television reporters, ABC had some additional news to break: the network has finally finished its upfront deals.  A source says that CPM…

ABC President Doesn't Air Disney Content Just Because the Company Asks Him To

Paul Lee gets ready for fall

ABC has gotten its groove back in recent seasons thanks to its stable of series from Shonda Rhimes, as well as several other shows that are connected to its Disney…

Why ABC Is Rushing Its Muppets Revival to Air

Despite split, Miss Piggy and Kermit will continue to work together

Just a year after their fairy-tale wedding, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy are splitting. "Piggy and I have gone our separate ways romantically," said Kermit during ABC's Television Critics Association…

10 Celebs You Forgot Were on Dancing With the Stars

Evander Holyfield, Tucker Carlson had less-than-memorable moves

Fans of ABC's Dancing With the Stars have seen a lot of celebrities grace the stage over the reality show's 20 seasons, including Emmitt Smith, Alfonso Ribeiro, Kim Kardashian and…

How Celebrity Family Feud Became Summer's Surprise TV Hit

With Steve Harvey at the helm, ABC's game show tops all newcomers

Since the broadcast networks stopped going on auto-pilot during the summer months, they have packed the May-to-August portion of their schedules with high-profile projects in an effort to keep viewers from…

NBA Basketball Is Coming to Saturday Nights on ABC

8-game slate begins Jan. 23

ABC is opening up another night of NBA action, adding Saturday games for next season. The eight-game slate will tip off Jan. 23, 2016 and run twice a month through the…

The ESPY Awards Tripled Viewership in Its Broadcast Debut

Caitlyn Jenner, Derek Jeter boost buzz after move from ESPN

The ESPY Awards made a strong debut in its move to broadcast television last night, as the three-hour telecast drew 7.7 million viewers, according to overnight numbers from Nielsen. The viewership…

ABC Television Is About to Pick a Digital Specialist for Its Online Media Buying

Moving away from general Wieden account

The ABC television network is searching for an agency to plan and buy its digital media, motivated by a desire for digital specialists, according to sources. Digital planning and buying…

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