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Can a Career TV Exec Bring Ambitious Xbox Shows to Life? The Microsoft exec develops interactive video for next-gen consumers

Specs Name Jordan Levin New gig Evp, Microsoft Old gig CEO, Generate Age 45 How did you land at Microsoft? The simplest way of making the connection is that [Microsoft entertainment and digital media president]…

June 24, 2014, 6:11 AM EDT

Behind the Scenes of The Good Wife Shocker Death comes to us all, and even lawyers can’t escape

If TV’s liveliest time slot weren’t already somewhat paradoxically a-crawl with death, last night’s episode of The Good Wife raised the ante on all things terminal. (Fair warning: Spoilers abound…

March 24, 2014, 12:27 PM EDT

Solid Sampling for NBC’s Believe Bachelor finale helps put ABC over the top

In a night dominated by ABC’s Bachelor postmortem, a special preview of NBC’s new Sunday drama series Believe drew a fair amount of sampling. According to Nielsen fast national data, the…

March 11, 2014, 1:52 PM EDT

Winter Olympics Update: NBC Is In the Pink With ratings guarantees nailed down, network begins selling inventory held back for ADUs

While the conjunctivitis-plagued Bob Costas may not look back fondly on the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sochi’s stellar ratings performance has left NBC’s ad sales team in the pink. According to NBC…

February 12, 2014, 4:13 PM EST

Fox Preps The Following for Post-NFC Championship Game Slot No Super Sunday debut for Rake as history suggests that’s a dicey strategy

Fox is changing course on its new drama series Rake, bumping it from the plum post-NFC Championship Game spot on Jan. 19 in favor of the returning thriller The Following. Last…

November 22, 2013, 2:50 PM EST

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Is the Hottest Ticket at Comic-Con Avengers spinoff draws an SRO crowd of Whedon, Gregg fanboys

Despite a notably toned-down presence among Disney-owned properties at Comic-Con, there was no hotter ticket than the 90-minute panel for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., ABC’s much anticipated fall drama series.…

July 19, 2013, 8:22 PM EDT

Fox Hopes to Get Its Mojo Back With New Prime-time Slate Kevin Reilly stocks up

In the midst of putting the finishing touches on his network’s fall prime-time schedule, Kevin Reilly is in full-on survivalist mode. The Fox entertainment chairman is stocking up on new…

May 12, 2013, 10:38 PM EDT

Fox Spills the Beans on Upfront Slate Network orders up four dramas and five comedies

Having finished the process of selecting its new original series for the upcoming broadcast season, Fox on Wednesday evening took the unconventional step of revealing its picks ahead of next…

May 9, 2013, 4:17 AM EDT

Looks Like Disney Will Be Keeping Star Wars In House Company cancels highly regarded Clone Wars, "postpones" Detours

Has Disney overexpanded? The purchase of Lucasfilm was the company's second multibillion-dollar acquisition in four years (Disney announced it would acquire Marvel Entertainment in 2009) and now it is cancelling…

March 11, 2013, 8:57 PM EDT

Big Web Series Emerge Around Marquee Names No longer the guy with his webcam, these have strong production values and big-name talent

The glut of big-name original Web programming announced at the “digital newfront” presentations is solidifying around some key shows­—one of which wasn’t even at the presentations. Warner Brothers has “low…

September 18, 2012, 3:27 AM EDT

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