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Topic: J.J. Abrams

Is Hulu Ready to Take on Netflix and Amazon?

The streaming pioneer adds star power to juice up its lineup

When Hulu launched in 2008, the ad-supported streaming service wasn't a big priority for owners Fox, Disney and NBC. "It was like, if the ship is going to blow, at…

Stephen King Goes to Hulu

Novel 11/22/63 gets a series order from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot

Well, content chief Craig Erwich has been saying since he started at Hulu that he wanted high-end programming, so I guess this really shouldn't surprise anyone: the over-the-top network has…

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]…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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