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ABC's Ben Sherwood Says Network's 'All-Inclusive' Programming Reflects Its Diverse Audience

Calls Shonda Rhimes 'Our Elvis' at Vegas conference

Ben Sherwood says ABC's programming reflects diversity not simply because it's good business to do so but "because it's right." Sherwood, the president of the Disney-ABC TV group, was the keynote…

Meet 5 Prime-Time TV Schedulers Whose Decisions Will Make or Break the Next Season

Their boldest moves ahead of the upfront

Kelly Kahl has been scheduling CBS' prime-time programming for two decades, but he knows that his job still remains a mystery to most people. "Scheduling is a weird thing: You…

How the NBA's TV Partners Have Cashed In On the Warriors' Historic Season

Kobe's farewell bumped to ESPN2 as Golden State goes for 73rd win

It seemed like an easy call for ESPN. Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant playing in the final game of his storied 20-year career in front of the only fan base…

Will Scandal’s Sixth Season Be Its Last?

Kerry Washington says her hit drama's future is up to Shonda Rhimes

Kerry Washington's hit series Scandal anchors ABC's vaunted TGIT lineup—and is the network's third most popular series in the 18-49 demo. But the drama could be nearing its conclusion. The network…

More Than a Spokeswoman: How Kerry Washington Is Forging True Partnerships With Brands

Scandal star brings creativity and passion to Neutrogena, Clinton campaigns

When she made her debut four years ago as ace D.C. crisis manager Olivia Pope on the ABC drama Scandal, Kerry Washington would not allow herself to dream that the…

Hulk Hogan and Gawker Take Their Legal Battle to TV

Wrestler appeared on The View, CEO to follow

Now that they've had their day—two weeks actually—in court, Hulk Hogan and Nick Denton are taking their fight to the court of public opinion. The former professional wrestler pummeled Gawker…

How Hollywood Is Successfully Tapping Into Faith-Based Audiences

But taking liberties with scripture is a path to failure

Hollywood, sometimes considered the last place to find anything divine, has seen the light lately, releasing a flood of faith-infused entertainment that includes TriStar's Heaven Is for Real, Focus Features'…

How Actress Martha Plimpton Is Making Twitter a Friendlier—and Artsier—Place

The Real O'Neals star on social, podcasts and her favorite shows

Specs Martha Plimpton Age 45 Claim to fame Stars as Eileen O'Neal on ABC's The Real O'Neals (Tuesdays, 8:30 p.m.) Base New York Twitter @MarthaPlimpton Adweek: What's the first information you consume in the morning?  Martha Plimpton:…

ABC and Warner Bros.' New Deal Will Make Binge Watching Easier

Viewers come away big winners

Networks and studios have been battling for years over stacking rights—the ability to offer in-season episodes via on demand or network streaming—but a new agreement from ABC and Warner Bros.…

State Farm Is Being Featured in Tonight's Episode of Black-ish

Insurer integrated into the storyline

Faced with declining overnight ratings and the myriad ways viewers can avoid ads, some brands are beginning to master the art of product placement, and networks are reaping the rewards. Last…

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