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Topic: The Last Resort

Fall TV Preview: All That Glitters…

The season promises a trove of shiny new shows, but only a few will end up good as gold

In its bounty of unknown pleasures, each new broadcast television season is a lot like Christmas or your eighth birthday. Wrapped in brightly colored paper, festooned with ribbons and bows,…

The Apocalypse Will Be Televised

The Mayan prophecy be damned, this fall the networks load up on doom

In 1983, the same year President Ronald Reagan gave his hawkish “evil empire” speech, ABC aired The Day After, a made-for-TV movie about a full-scale nuclear war between the Soviet…

Closing Time: ABC Nails Down the Last of Its Upfront Deals

Broadcast market now certain to be flat versus a year ago

The last of the upfront deals were being sewn up late tonight, as ABC joined CBS on the far side of the finish line.  According to media buyers, ABC was able…

ABC Shakes Up Prime Time

Big shifts, lots of laughs in 2012-13 schedule

Fans of hit ABC series like Revenge and Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 will need to rearrange their fall social calendars, as Emily Thorne and the comely sociopath…

Boning Up on the Upfront: A Cheat Sheet for the 2012-13 Bazaar

An advance look at TV’s annual pitch to the ad world

On the eve of the annual spectacle known as Upfront Week, broadcasters can take comfort in the knowledge that the four-day dog and pony show will lead to some $9.2…

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