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Fox Places Full-Season Orders for Mindy Project, Ben and Kate Kevin Reilly sees potential in new Tuesday night comedies

Fox has given an unambiguous vote of confidence to its new Tuesday night comedies, placing back orders for Ben and Kate and The Mindy Project. The network announced today that it…

October 8, 2012, 5:33 PM EDT

Night of the Living Dead: Tuesday Night Comedies Cannibalize One Another Fox's Raising Hope, NBC's Go On slide; New Girl solid

Fox’s new Tuesday night comedy block showed further signs of wear and tear, as freshman series Ben and Kate and The Mindy Project stumbled down the rocky ratings slope. Per Nielsen…

October 3, 2012, 7:47 PM EDT

NBC Commits to Full-Season Orders for Revolution, Go On, The New Normal Swift round of pick-ups for a network on the mend

After rumors began bubbling up about some early pickup activity, NBC today made it official with full-season orders of its new series Revolution, Go On and The New Normal. NBC is…

October 2, 2012, 6:02 PM EDT

Mark and Mindy: 'NCIS' Juggernaut Squashes Tuesday Night Competition Mixed bag for newbies ‘The Mindy Project,’ ‘Vegas’

The networks on Tuesday night presented a Whitman’s Sampler of new and returning series, and while the ever-popular varieties were predictably gobbled up, some novelty flavors were nibbled and discarded. According to…

September 26, 2012, 2:39 PM EDT

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,…

September 18, 2012, 3:26 AM EDT

Networks Track Social Buzz for Fall Shows Before They Air Fizziology analyses crop of new shows via social media

While a few weeks of ratings will soon seal the fates of this year’s fall lineup, one company is diving deep into social media to help networks gauge interest in…

September 17, 2012, 6:04 AM EDT

'The Voice' Drowns Out 'The X Factor' NBC programming stunt takes a bite out of splashy Fox premiere

The season two premiere of Fox’s refurbished The X Factor didn’t quite have the impact the network was hoping for, as a bonus helping of NBC’s The Voice disrupted the…

September 13, 2012, 2:44 PM EDT

NBC's 'Go On' Premiere Earns Strong Sampling Matthew Perry comedy draws 16.1 million in post-Olympics preview

NBC’s sneak preview of its new comedy series Go On generated a strong sampling Wednesday night, averaging 16.1 million total viewers and a 5.6 rating in the adults 18-to-49 demo.  Presented…

August 9, 2012, 4:55 PM EDT

NBC Announces Fall Schedule Peacock bulks up on ‘The Voice,’ comedy

NBC has doubled down on its franchise musical-competition series and scripted comedy, planning fall and spring cycles of The Voice and sprinkling sitcoms across four nights.  In a Sunday conference call,…

May 13, 2012, 4:43 PM EDT

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…

May 12, 2012, 1:58 PM EDT

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