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Broadcasters Quash Proposal to Change Basic Tier Rule [Updated] Draft bill won't kick broadcasters off

Update: Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), chairman of the communications and technology subcommittee, on Thursday released a discussion draft to reauthorize the law that allows satellite providers to carry distant TV signals…

March 6, 2014, 7:32 AM EST

Piers Morgan Never Really Arrived on CNN and Now He's Leaving Will Bill Weir replace him 'sometime in March'?

Piers Morgan's 9 p.m. show on CNN is ending, the host told the New York Times' David Carr. Morgan is one of the few remaining high-profile hires from Jonathan Klein's…

February 23, 2014, 9:42 PM EST

Can Syfy Bring Back the Sci-Fi? The network is on the hunt for scripted genre projects

Syfy is hungry for a scripted hit. It’s not for a lack of trying. While Defiance, a huge wager on transmedia content, put up decent if unspectacular ratings during its…

January 19, 2014, 9:30 PM EST

A&E Ducks Further Controversy, Reinstates Phil Robertson Network hopes cooler heads will prevail with production to resume next spring

Call it a Christmas miracle, or simply an attempt to limit the collateral damage that comes with a culture war, but the 10-day feud between A&E and Duck Dynasty star…

December 27, 2013, 7:46 PM EST

5 New Cable Series We Can’t Wait For Ah, midseason, when we finally get the good stuff

It’s that time of year again: time to admit that newbie broadcast shows like Welcome to the Family and We Are Men really, really didn’t work, that Lucky 7 was…

December 25, 2013, 6:57 AM EST

Get Ready for More Changes at HLN New boss Albie Hecht set to 're-position the brand'

HLN is headed for some major changes. The network has canceled its 12 p.m. show Raising America and its 5 p.m. show Evening Express (anchored by Kyra Philips and Ryan…

November 5, 2013, 12:46 PM EST

AMC Orders a Fifth Helping of The Walking Dead Renewal of TV’s top-rated series is a no-brainer

Ravaged by a killer flu and the ever-present hordes of ravenous Walkers, things are looking decidedly grim for the characters on AMC’s The Walking Dead. But at least a handful…

October 29, 2013, 2:07 PM EDT

Has Halloween Become the Start of Fall Cable? Some big horror shows have completely changed the landscape

Since AMC first unleashed The Walking Dead in 2010, Halloween has served as a launch pad for horror-themed cable series. The obvious synergies aside, Oct. 31 is a great night…

October 28, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT

Can Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Revive the Music-Video Network? Digital killed the video star

The revolution is now being televised. Years after Fuse rebranded and MTV stopped playing music videos, hip-hop and fashion mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs is looking to revive the business model. Earlier…

October 23, 2013, 6:37 PM EDT

Better Off Dead: AMC Zombie Hit Tears Into Sunday Night Episode 2 of The Walking Dead draws 13.9 million viewers

Like the fence meant to keep out hoards of ravenous Walkers, ratings for AMC’s monster hit The Walking Dead last night sagged a bit but did not buckle. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day…

October 21, 2013, 4:29 PM EDT

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