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ABC Plays It Safe at Its Upfront, but Jimmy Kimmel Takes No Prisoners

Network makes few moves but leaves big impression

After unveiling a 2015-2016 schedule that looked remarkably similar to this season's, ABC's upfront presentation today lacked any big surprises. But more of the same was just what the advertisers and…

As It Builds Momentum, ABC Stays the Course With a Conservative Fall Schedule

Network keeps four nights intact, plans Muppets update for fall

After a season in which ABC gained a lot of momentum, thanks in large part to its Shonda Rhimes-fueled TGIT lineup and freshman hits like Black-ish and Fresh Off the Boat,…

Why Some Low-Rated TV Shows Keep Getting Renewed

Media blitzes and social engagement help endangered series avoid cancellation

Judgment day has arrived. As the broadcast networks locked in their schedules ahead of this week's upfronts, they decided the fate of their shows that were still on the ratings…

A Guide to Network TV’s Renewals and Cancellations

A roundup of which current series will live to see another season

With upfront week just days away, it's time for the five broadcast networks to finalize their fall schedules, which also means deciding once and for all which of their current…

These Shows Are Most Likely to Be Canceled This Week

State of Affairs, Battle Creek and Resurrection are among the dead shows walking

It's crunch time for the broadcast networks as they frantically prepare for their upfront presentations, which begin next Monday. As ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and The CW sift through this…

Scandal’s Guillermo Diaz Is Obsessed With Horror Movies, and Lena Dunham

His evening routine is a little unorthodox, too

Specs Age 40 Claim to fame Stars as Huck on ABC's Scandal (season finale airs May 7) Base Los Angeles Twitter @guillermodiazyo What's the first information you consume in the morning? I hit Instagram and Twitter…

Maker Studios Wants to Make a Little Something for Everyone

Disney-owned multi-channel network asks, 'Who are you?'

Last year, Maker Studios asked attendees at its Digital Content NewFronts presentation to learn what "I am Maker" means. In 2015, it's turning the tables and asking brands, agencies and…

The ESPYs, Growing Beyond Die-Hard Sports Fans, Will Air on ABC This Year

ESPN awards show has become a pop culture event

The 2015 ESPYs will not be airing on their longtime TV home of ESPN, but on sister network ABC. The ESPYs, with lead sponsor Capital One, will air live on ABC…

5 Predictions From TV Network Execs Last Year That Were Way Off

Not every show's a winner. Just ask these network chiefs

You'll hear a variety of pop hits during TV network upfront presentations, but the only song that really should be part of the soundtrack this week is Everything is Awesome…

How ABC Got Its Groove Back (Only Partly Because of Shonda Rhimes)

Paul Lee on 'smart, emotional television' and plans to 'reinvent reality'

ABC has had little reason to smile over the past dreary decade, as it often has found itself bringing up the rear among viewers ages 18-49. Its sole upfront highlight…

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