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Topic: Bob Greenblatt

Upfront Uproar: NBC Guts Thursday Night Comedies, Shifts The Blacklist

Big changes in store for fall

On the verge of winning its first seasonal ratings crown in a decade, NBC still has a lot of work to do if it’s going to repeat its title run…

The 2014 Upfront Preview

How the big 4 stack up

Analogies are often facile things, contrivances designed to hammer home a theme when a light tap of the mallet would suffice. But in light of the fact that it’s a)…

NBC Cancels Sean Saves the World

Another Thursday night comedy succumbs to lousy ratings

In the end, not only did Sean not save the world, he couldn’t even save himself. NBC on Tuesday pulled the plug on Sean Saves the World, making it the network’s…

Insiders Say NBC Has the Best Chance at Getting the NFL’s Thursday Night Package

Winning bid could go for close to $800 million

The National Football League is poring over a handful of formal offers for a new Thursday night TV package, and sources with skin in the game believe the top bidder…

NBC Renews The Blacklist

James Spader thriller earns a second season

NBC is going all-in on The Blacklist. The network on Tuesday announced it has ordered a second 22-episode season of the hit drama, which airs Monday nights after The Voice. Through…

TV Network Time Slots Where Nothing Seems to Go Right

The haunted dead zones

They’re scattered across the prime-time schedule like missing teeth in a jack-o’-lantern’s crooked grin—dead spots where nothing seems to prosper. Every network has at least one haunted time slot, one…

Is Cable Finally Getting Parity With Broadcast?

Both are changing

On Monday, top executives at both NBC and Fox upfronts did something you don’t usually see in a network presentation. They admitted they weren’t happy with their product, either. “We…

Buyers Enthusiastic About Fall TV Prospects

Agency reps encouraged by strong outings from Fox, NBC

With the first day of Upfronts Week on the books, there’s a palpable sense that the networks have come a long way toward redeeming themselves after last year’s lousy development…

It’s Official: Seth Meyers Named Late Night Host

NBC taps SNL head writer to replace Tonight Show-bound Jimmy Fallon

NBC on Sunday locked in the final piece of its late-night schedule, naming Seth Meyers the host of Late Night. The Saturday Night Live head writer and “Weekend Update” mainstay…

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…

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