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Why Broadcast TV Is So Thankful for Thanksgiving Live shows and turkey draw people to the tube

When network executives and advertisers sit down for Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, they will have plenty to be thankful for: Thanksgiving Day is now home to four of fall's most-watched…

November 26, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

How Bill Cosby Went From TV's 'Most Persuasive' Pitchman to Its Most Radioactive NBC pulls the plug, Netflix backs away

Three years ago, as Bill Cosby prepared to be inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame as the first winner of the President's Award for Contributions to Advertising, he spoke…

November 19, 2014, 2:48 PM EST

Viewership Is Up but Ratings Are Down—What's Going On? Our show is especially popular among imaginary viewers

There's a problem with the metric that TV networks are asking everyone in the media to look at when it comes to viewership: At least from an advertising perspective, it…

November 19, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

Katherine Heigl's New Show Pulled the Viewers, but Will They Stick Around? Ratings are positive, but not so much the reviews

State of Affairs, as we observed in September, has some problems. But it also has a high budget, a bankable star and a time slot after NBC's flagship show, The…

November 18, 2014, 3:01 PM EST

Why It Took So Long for ABC to Cancel Manhattan Love Story Comedy is the first show to fall this season

As the fall TV season kicks off, the networks usually have itchy trigger fingers when it comes to killing off new shows that flop out of the gate. But not…

October 27, 2014, 4:56 PM EDT

Marry Me Star Ken Marino Has An Unconventional Bedtime Routine And he likes to stalk his co-star on Twitter

Specs Who Ken Marino Age 45 Claim to fame Stars in the new NBC series Marry Me (premieres Oct. 14 at 9 p.m.); played Ron Donald on Party Down; screenwriter (Wanderlust, Role Models) Base…

October 12, 2014, 9:08 PM EDT

Constantine, Rick and Morty and a New Guardians of the Galaxy Cartoon at NYCC Beats waiting for Hall H

Where do people in sexy stormtrooper regalia go to hear an improvised table read by the cast of Adult Swim's Rick and Morty? That's correct, the New York City Comic…

October 10, 2014, 8:42 PM EDT

Kraft Is About to Make Over Local Hockey Rinks in the U.S. Too Partnership with NHL, NBC and others migrates from Canada

Hockey is part of the fabric of Canada where for the past eight years Kraft has spent $1.6 million to refurbish local rinks and turn them into showcases for televised,…

September 29, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

Here Are the 5 TV Tropes You'll Get Tired of Seeing This Year Meet the doppelgängers

Every year, broadcast spends millions upon millions turning scripts into pilots and pilots into series. And frequently, it picks scripts with quite a few commonalities. Of course, if you have…

September 25, 2014, 11:59 AM EDT

DC Is Getting Its TV on This Fall The Flash, Constantine and Gotham all coming soon

“I was Dick Donner’s assistant for four years, where I just constantly asked him about Superman,” confessed Geoff Johns, chief creative officer of DC Comics. “And The Goonies. He told…

September 22, 2014, 8:50 AM EDT

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