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The Next Aaron Spelling? Showrunner Shonda Rhimes Is ABC's Queen of Prime Time

Taking charge of ABC's full Thursday night lineup

The pilot of then-unknown hospital drama Grey’s Anatomy was nearly complete in early 2005, but some real heavy lifting remained. Shonda Rhimes, a screenwriter who was taking her first stab…

Nobody Wants to Marry Harry

Fox's faux prince is a ratings pauper

It's not like you could have made a second season of gag reality show I Wanna Marry Harry, anyway, but Fox execs who might have been considering the option aren't…

George Bodenheimer to Leave ESPN

Three years after handing off president role, he'll manage a charity

George Bodenheimer is leaving ESPN, according to the Disney-ABC sports network. Bodenheimer has been at ESPN almost since its inception—he started working there in 1981—and will now work at The…

Billboard Music Awards Stomp Good Wife, Amazing Race Finales

Award show averaged 10.5 million total viewers

The week got off to a good start for ABC. The network's Sunday broadcast of the Billboard Music Awards won out handily over season finales of The Good Wife and…

5 Time Slot Brawls to Watch This Fall

Plus, Spanish-language nets serve up new music competition shows

With radically altered prime-time lineups at ABC and Fox, football on Thursday at CBS, and an NBC slate without its Thursday comedy block, the season is shaping up to be…

The More Things Change: What's Old Is New Again at the CW

Flash is a go, Carrie skips off into the sunset, Star-Crossed falls, and Tomorrow People is yesterday's news

There are few surprises on the CW's upfront schedule, besides virgins. It's a good time for the network's comic-book-heavy prime-time lineup: Arrow will be joined by spinoff The Flash in…

ABC Dips a Toe Into the Programmatic Pool

Partnership with FreeWheel furthers the cause of automated buying

While it executed all the expected dance moves, screening cut-downs of its fall series before letting late-night prankster Jimmy Kimmel off the leash for his annual Friar’s Club roast of…

Upfront Upheaval: ABC Creates an All-Shonda Rhimes Thursday Block

Hit-maker signs 4-year contract extension with ABC Studios

It’s Shonda Rhimes’ world; everyone else just lives in it. The creator of the ABC franchise drama Grey’s Anatomy and the scorching Beltway caper Scandal is getting her very own night,…

The Quick and the Dead: A Guide to TV’s Renewals and Cancellations

Your real-time roundup starts here

On the eve of Upfront Week, when the five English-language broadcast networks will present their respective 2014-15 prime-time schedules to media buyers, advertisers and the working press, news of various renewals…

Jamie Horowitz Jumps From ESPN to NBC’s Today Show

Veteran producer joins the morning wars on Dec. 1

The worst-kept secret in morning news officially was let out of the bag today, as NBC confirmed that veteran ESPN producer Jamie Horowitz will take the helm at the Today…

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