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Topic: FX

How The Simpsons Saved FXX The year-old network was on the skids until this summer's mega-marathon

When FX Networks CEO John Landgraf sealed the deal last November to secure exclusive cable, VOD and non-linear rights to The Simpsons for his fledgling cable network FXX, he was…

November 17, 2014, 8:00 AM EST

The Creators of High Maintenance Tell Us Why Vimeo, Why Not FX and What to Expect From Branded Weed New episodes available this week

High Maintenance made headlines last spring when it became the first original content to be funded by the video-sharing service Vimeo. The critically acclaimed Web series, which revolves around a…

November 11, 2014, 2:09 PM 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

Ghouls Rule in This Week's Nielsen TV Twitter Ratings Walking Dead and Freak Show lead the pack

In the runup to Halloween, it seems natural that Twitterphiles would be commenting on America’s two most frightening TV series. And true to form, the Sunday night time slot once again…

October 30, 2014, 2:08 PM EDT

Walking Dead, Killer Clown Top TV Twitter Ratings Scandal runs a distant third in Nielsen top 10

Twitter users turned their attention away from Scandal and Washington D.C machinations to zombies and freak shows in this week’s Twitter TV top ten list provided by Nielsen. AMC’s The…

October 14, 2014, 6:41 PM EDT

The Emmys Are Basically Fantasy Football for Network Executives The point isn't to get the right award, it's to get as many awards as possible

The Emmy Awards are a game. That doesn't mean they're worthless, or meaningless, or cynical; it just means that there is high-level strategy around who gets what award and why, beyond…

August 26, 2014, 4:21 PM EDT

The 10 Strangest TV Promo Items We've Ever Received Press kit swag from masks to flasks

Television series fight an uphill battle to get noticed. There's not just too much content on television for even the best team of TV writers to watch it all, there's…

August 8, 2014, 1:44 PM EDT

The Deal Is Off Between Fox and Time Warner 21st Century Fox withdraws offer to buy out TWX

That was abrupt: 21st Century Fox today withdrew its long-discussed bid to acquire a controlling interest in Time Warner Entertainment, a megamerger that would have made the resulting entity so…

August 5, 2014, 4:29 PM EDT

Jenny Slate’s Bedtime Routine Includes a Little Weed And the Obvious Child star starts her day with NPR

Specs Who Jenny Slate Age 32 Accomplishments Star of Obvious Child (in theaters now); co-star of FX series Married (Thursdays at 10 p.m.); guest star on Kroll Show, Parks and Recreation, House of…

July 29, 2014, 8:30 PM EDT

Denis Leary Returns to FX With Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll One of several FX comedies in the works

Nearly three years after the conclusion of Rescue Me, Denis Leary is returning to FX. Eric Schrier and Nick Grab, the presidents of original programming at FX Networks and FX Productions,…

June 30, 2014, 5:16 PM EDT

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