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Steve Koonin Out at Turner Programmer joins the Atlanta Hawks as CEO, minority owner

After a 14-year stint with Turner Entertainment Networks, where he most recently served as the division’s president, Steve Koonin is leaving the cable programming giant to assume the role of…

April 13, 2014, 8:22 PM EDT

Conan O'Brien to Advertisers: You Disgust Me, but I Will Take Your Money Comedian gets honest with Anderson Cooper

CANNES, France—Conan O'Brien wants advertisers' money but also wants creative freedom with the brand integrations on his show, a requirement that benefits both sides, he told Anderson Cooper in a…

June 19, 2013, 7:16 AM EDT

The Genius Who Produces ‘Pure’ Television A look at Embassy Row’s Michael Davies

For reasons that are not immediately apparent, the girl with the vodka tonic is taking pictures of the actress on the Embassy Row TV monitor, even though the real thing…

June 17, 2013, 11:17 PM EDT

Conan O'Brien Makes a More Honest iPad Commercial What we really use those tablets for

Conan O'Brien's fake iPad commercial, meant as a parody of the latest Apple spots, including the one on the Oscars, isn't exactly groundbreaking (porn? on computers? why, I never!). But…

March 1, 2013, 9:44 AM EST

The World's Shortest Free Fall, Brought to You by Slim Jim Four inches of pure excitement

While we're setting records, how about this stunning video of a stuntman on Conan attempting the world's shortest free fall? It looks easy, but it doesn't end well. The stunt…

October 16, 2012, 1:28 PM EDT

Television’s Big, Gay Weddings Adweek recaps some of television's very special moments in gay marriage

Michelle Obama’s favorite TV show is ABC’s Modern Family, and while her husband enjoys knottier fare (Boardwalk Empire, Homeland), the First Family’s media preferences are in line with the zeitgeist. Still, it’s odd…

May 14, 2012, 12:02 AM EDT

Bang Bang Pow Pow: TBS Wins Quarterly Ratings Race 'The Big Bang Theory' is a cable game changer

Mad Men may be the ultimate critical darling and The Walking Dead a relentless devourer of GRPs, but the most transformative show on basic cable is actually a broadcast hand-me-down. According…

March 27, 2012, 10:18 PM EDT

Turner Embraces Social TV, Interactive Ads via 'Conan' App TBS planning to leverage audio recognition tech for content, ads, even daily deals

Sometime this month, Coco’s getting his own app. And like the Harvard-educated funnyman, this app’s going to be pretty clever. As part of a major push by Turner’s entertainment networks to…

February 8, 2012, 8:03 PM EST

TBS Cancels 'George Lopez Tonight' Poor ratings no longer justified the expensive production

After ceding his 11 p.m. time slot to Conan O’Brien, comedian George Lopez is facing a far more significant indignity: cancelation. TBS on Wednesday confirmed that it has pulled the plug…

August 10, 2011, 4:18 PM EDT

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