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Topic: Bonnie Hammer

Facetime: Network Upfronts in Full Swing

Robert Greenblatt, Mark Burnett, Samantha Bee and more

This week, across New York City, tv networks presented the best of their talent, programming and execs to advertisers in a bid to the fall lineup. Samantha Bee got laughs…

How Mr. Robot Owes Its Success to the Death of USA's Other Dark Drama

Critically acclaimed Political Animals was a turning point

USA made a bold move in 2012 by shaking up its "blue skies" formula (which yielded hits like Burn Notice and White Collar) and debuting a dark summer series. Political…

Bonnie Hammer Is Shaking Up Her NBCU Cable Portfolio, One Network at a Time

Adweek’s TV Exec of the Year keeps audiences engaged

Throughout her legendary career, Bonnie Hammer has learned just about everything there is to know about the television industry, except for one thing: how to rest on her laurels. "If…

Facetime: Networks Parade Casts and Execs During Upfront Presentations and Parties

Andy Cohen, Wolf Blitzer, Jeff Zucker, Miley Cyrus and more

This week, TV’s brightest stars and entertainment’s biggest execs took to auditoriums and concert halls across New York to show advertisers what they’ve got.  

Check Out Photos From The Royals Premiere, the Apple Watch Event and More

TV and tech stars

From Silicon Alley to Silicon Valley, TV, magazine and tech elite were out this week mingling and moguling. 

Media's Players Mingled in Style From SAG to Sundance [Photos]

New York, Los Angeles and everywhere in between

Celebrities and executives ushered in this year's award season out West, while media's old guard mingled back East. Take a look at photos from some of the biggest events this…

From Auctions to Art Basel: Photos of Creatives

Boldface names gathered for premieres and parties

From left: Frances Berwick, president of lifestyle networks, NBCUniversal Cable; Bonnie Hammer, chairman of NBCUniversal Cable; Lisa Edelstein, actress; and Marti Noxon, creator of Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, attend the…

How NBCU's Bonnie Hammer Plans to Dominate Cable

With USA, Syfy and Bravo humming, next task is to fix Oxygen

Bonnie Hammer | Photo: Mary Rozzi In Bonnie Hammer’s well-appointed office there is a large chunk of crystal-flecked granite, hewn into the rough shape of a heart, in a shallow square…

Inside Bonnie Hammer's World

From Esquire to Oxygen, NBCU's cable chief oversees 15 diverse networks

NBC Cable Entertainment chairman Bonnie Hammer's portfolio spans 15 networks of varying sizes and descriptions, all serving (hopefully) a different viewership. Hammer is famous for crafting programming slates with strong…

Lauren Zalaznick to Leave NBCUniversal

Exec who reanimated Bravo departing after 12 years

Lauren Zalaznick is leaving NBCUniversal after 12 years, following a reorganization in February that put the networks in her portfolio under the control of Bonnie Hammer. In a memo to NBCU…

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