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Topic: Cable

Advertisers Are Lining Up for a Piece of Mad Men’s Final Season

April 13 marks the beginning of the end for AMC’s stylish drama

While viewers may be in for a little culture shock when Mad Men returns for its seventh and final season—the story picks up in January 1969, and in keeping with…

The Story of Kids TV Mastermind Fred Seibert

Cultivating a whole new generation of weird in animation

Fred Seibert is sitting in his New York office, filled with Legos and comic books, talking enthusiastically about his first big failure. Thirty-two years ago, Seibert was hired away from his…

Nickelodeon Programming Exec Talks About What Defines the Post-Millennial Generation

Sarah Noonan also discusses finding the next hit kids show

Specs Who Sarah Noonan Age 44 New gig Svp, live-action content, Nickelodeon Old gig Svp, casting, Nickelodeon You’re best known for casting celebrity voices on SpongeBob as well as The Fairly OddParents and Jimmy Neutron.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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