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Topic: FX

The Not-So-Funny State of TV Comedy These are grim times for the sitcom, but networks remain optimistic

Over the past dozen years of taping Two and a Half Men on Stage 26 on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, Calif., Jon Cryer had grown to dread the…

February 16, 2015, 12:00 AM EST

FX Wants to Be the ‘Best’ Channel on TV, Not the Highest-Rated One CEO stands behind lesser-viewed gems like Louie and The Americans

FX is now the No. 4 cable network when it comes to 18-49-year-olds, up from sixth place a year ago. While many networks in its position would be gunning for…

January 21, 2015, 8:00 AM EST

The Long, Strange, Impossible Journey That Brought Archer to Television Creator Adam Reed's story is as odd and surprising as any given episode

Really, the best way to get a gig that eventually lands you in the driver's seat of the funniest show on TV is to walk into Turner headquarters in Atlanta…

January 6, 2015, 9:18 PM EST

Which Networks Made the Naughty and Nice Lists This Year? You better watch Scorpion, you better not cry...

As Dec. 25 approaches, parents are warning children to make sure they end up on Santa's nice list, and stay far away from his naughty list. But what if the…

December 22, 2014, 8:00 AM EST

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

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