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They Took My Show Away! Five NBC renewals spell doom for soft freshman series

On the eve of the broadcast upfronts, fans of network television would do well to recall the lessons of the classic Late Night With David Letterman bit, “They Took My…

April 26, 2013, 5:09 PM EDT

Fuhgeddaboudit: CBS Cancels Made in Jersey Low-rated Friday night legal drama first to get the ax

CBS announced today that it has pulled the plug on its Friday night legal drama Made In Jersey, making it the first casualty of the fall TV season. After premiering Sept. 28…

October 10, 2012, 4:14 PM EDT

No Laughing Matter: Season Premiere of ‘The Office’ Falls Flat No end in sight for NBC’s Thursday night struggles

NBC’s Thursday night lineup continues to underwhelm, as the season premieres of The Office, Parks and Recreation and Up All Night failed to find an audience. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data,…

September 21, 2012, 2:49 PM EDT

The Demise of the Doofus Dad in Ads A backlash against the bumbling father figure is paving the way for the Superdad

Picture it: A dad strolls down Main Street. His wide-eyed, 10-month-old daughter, perched in her stroller, giggles and coos. It’s a fall day—not too hot, not too cold. Yet a…

June 11, 2012, 12:03 AM EDT

NBC Announces Fall Schedule Peacock bulks up on ‘The Voice,’ comedy

NBC has doubled down on its franchise musical-competition series and scripted comedy, planning fall and spring cycles of The Voice and sprinkling sitcoms across four nights.  In a Sunday conference call,…

May 13, 2012, 4:43 PM EDT

Boning Up on the Upfront: A Cheat Sheet for the 2012-13 Bazaar An advance look at TV’s annual pitch to the ad world

On the eve of the annual spectacle known as Upfront Week, broadcasters can take comfort in the knowledge that the four-day dog and pony show will lead to some $9.2…

May 12, 2012, 1:58 PM EDT

Snoozy Start for NBC's 'Awake' Thursday night drama premieres to a 2.0 rating in target demo

Despite premiering against two repeats, NBC’s Awake got off to a sleepy start. Per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, the psychodrama/procedural bowed Thursday at 10 p.m. to 6.24 million viewers and a 2.0 rating in…

March 2, 2012, 2:20 PM EST

NBC Plays Musical Chairs With Winter Schedule Net sets premiere dates for 3 new comedies

NBC has set premiere dates for the last of its 2011-12 slate, carving out time for two new sitcoms and a hidden-camera series starring Betty White. The Amanda Peet vehicle, Bent,…

February 22, 2012, 2:22 PM EST

NBC Clips ‘Free Agents’ Comedy is second new series to get the ax

NBC has canceled its new Wednesday night comedy, Free Agents. In its four-week run leading out of the modest hit Up All Night, the Hank Azaria sitcom never found a…

October 6, 2011, 2:25 PM EDT

NBC Kills Off ‘The Playboy Club’ Brian Williams newsmagazine to replace Bunny drama

The ears weren’t the only things that flopped at The Playboy Club, as three weeks of poor deliveries have doomed NBC’s much-ballyhooed fall drama. The first new series of the 2011-12…

October 4, 2011, 1:40 PM EDT

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