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Topic: Fox

As Coke Exits American Idol After 13 Seasons, an Iconic Show's Future Looks Grim Viewership is a fraction of its 2006 prime

If American Idol was in rough shape before (which it was), it's looking at an even bleaker future now that Coca-Cola has publicly said it won't be supporting the reality…

December 16, 2014, 1:02 PM EST

Will Dish's AutoHop Die by Inches After the CBS Deal? Network gets to abstain from ad-skipping software

Maybe the most interesting facet of CBS' deal with Dish Network, finally reached on Saturday morning after CBS was blacked out on the company's systems Friday evening, is its exemption…

December 9, 2014, 11:36 AM EST

#TBT: Long Before Peter Pan, Live Shows Were Promising 'Anything Can Happen' From Jon Lovitz to ER, real-time specials are a classic attention-grab

Creating a suitable promo for a live TV show can be tricky. Given that the program hasn't been shot yet, there's no actual footage to show. But that hasn't stopped…

December 4, 2014, 11:57 AM EST

Why Broadcast TV Is So Thankful for Thanksgiving Live shows and turkey draw people to the tube

When network executives and advertisers sit down for Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, they will have plenty to be thankful for: Thanksgiving Day is now home to four of fall's most-watched…

November 26, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

Why a Great Second Season Is Often Too Late to Save a Struggling Show FX had to dynamite The Bridge. Could S.H.I.E.L.D. be next?

Very few TV series emerge fully formed. Most shows take at least a season to figure themselves and their characters out, or to course-correct after a rocky beginning. Often by…

November 11, 2014, 8:00 AM EST

For Gotham's Ben McKenzie, No Gadget Beats a Good Traffic App or a Nice Scotch Fox's Detective Gordon talks Twitter, comics and Netflix

Specs Who Ben McKenzie Age 36 Claim to fame Stars as James Gordon on Fox's Gotham (Mondays, 8 p.m.) Base L.A., N.Y. Twitter @ben_mckenzie What's the first information you consume in the morning? It's all digital: The New…

November 10, 2014, 12:02 AM EST

Can Kid Chefs Help Fox Salvage What's Left of the Fall? Utopia and Mulaney are gone and Gracepoint and Red Band are going

Fox knew that its fall season was going to be awful—it’s now very clear why Kevin Reilly stepped down as Fox entertainment chairman just weeks after May upfronts—but the network…

November 4, 2014, 10:44 AM EST

As of Halloween, This Season's TV Ratings Are So Low It's Scary Fox cancels Utopia, NBC cancels Bad Judge and A to Z

It is the middle of the fall, when the leaves turn brown and die, as so do the sitcoms. This has been a notably bad year for new broadcast TV—multiple networks…

October 31, 2014, 4:12 PM EDT

Why It Took So Long for ABC to Cancel Manhattan Love Story Comedy is the first show to fall this season

As the fall TV season kicks off, the networks usually have itchy trigger fingers when it comes to killing off new shows that flop out of the gate. But not…

October 27, 2014, 4:56 PM EDT

TV's Worst Prime-Time Debuts, From 2000 to Present See the first program canceled each fall

October 27, 2014, 4:51 PM EDT

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