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Topic: Fox

How the Simpsons Won Our Hearts, Made Billions and Stayed on the Air for 27 Years

The story of TV's longest-running story

On May 15, Fox will air a special episode of The Simpsons in which Homer will select questions that fans tweet to him and then respond at the end of…

Fox Looks to Make Empire an Enduring Success, Not Just a Short-Term Hit

There's a danger in shows burning too hot and fast

Empire might not be as white-hot as it was in Season 1, but the show remains one of TV's biggest hits, and its ratings among 18- to 49-year-olds are twice…

Meet 5 Prime-Time TV Schedulers Whose Decisions Will Make or Break the Next Season

Their boldest moves ahead of the upfront

Kelly Kahl has been scheduling CBS' prime-time programming for two decades, but he knows that his job still remains a mystery to most people. "Scheduling is a weird thing: You…

TV One Just Nabbed the Cable Rights for Fox's Smash Hit 'Empire'

Network renews 7 series, green-lights 7 more

TV One is entering its awkward middle-school years, but as the African-American themed channel heads into its 12th year, it sees an opportunity for reinvention. "The great thing about adolescence is…

MADtv Is Coming Back to Television, but Not in Late Night and Not on Fox

The CW revives sketch comedy show for prime time

While Fox is making its own late-night sketch comedy play, its former late-night staple, MADtv, is being revived by another broadcast network. The CW, which aired Madtv's 20th anniversary reunion special…

How Hollywood Is Successfully Tapping Into Faith-Based Audiences

But taking liberties with scripture is a path to failure

Hollywood, sometimes considered the last place to find anything divine, has seen the light lately, releasing a flood of faith-infused entertainment that includes TriStar's Heaven Is for Real, Focus Features'…

Comedian Paul Scheer Talks Steve Harvey, The Bachelor and Prudish Networks

His new late-night show is on Fox

Specs Age Paul Scheer Claim to fame Actor/comedian (ABC's Fresh Off the Boat, FXX's The League); co-host of the How Did This Get Made podcast; executive producer of Fox's Party Over Here (Sundays,…

What Is Peyton Manning's Post-NFL Career Going to Be Like?

Marketing and broadcasting in star QB's future

Peyton Manning is calling it an NFL career. "I fought the good fight. I have finished my football race. After 18 years, it is time," the defending Super Bowl champion quarterback…

10 TV Shows You Probably Forgot Debuted Right After the Super Bowl

There've been a few hits, but even more misses

The long-term effect of airing a "special episode" of an established show in the plum Super Bowl lead-out position has waned in recent years. So this year, CBS shook things…

Fox Finds the Perfect Sponsor for Its 1950s-Era Grease Revival: Coca-Cola

Product placements aplenty in Sunday's live musical

Fox didn't let a little thing like Grease Live's 1950s setting stand in the way of finding a brand partner for Sunday's three-hour live musical event. The network has partnered…

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