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Sweeping Changes in Store at Fox Tuesday comedy block busted; Animation Domination gets ‘lively’

When the Knights of the Laptop begin to examine the fall broadcast schedule in earnest, expect a deluge of think pieces on how, after a seemingly robust return to form…

May 12, 2014, 9:14 AM EDT

Fox Looks to ‘Sweep’ Its Rivals With 24 Reboot Live Another Day promises to be May’s biggest event series

A week of May sweeps has been burned off and yet the broadcast networks have yet to air a single tent pole event. But while it’s been business as usual…

May 2, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT

Mondelez's Dana Anderson Says Generosity Is Key to Creativity At 4A's, she finds inspiration in a writer for The Simpsons

With her signature mixture of humor and mindfulness, Mondelez marketing chief Dana Anderson generated laughs and knowing nods this morning at the 4A's Transformation Conference in Beverly Hills, Calif. Anderson's topic…

March 17, 2014, 2:31 PM EDT

Fox Renews New Girl, The Mindy Project, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Following Flagging series land another shot while newcomer coasts on charm

Fox late Friday gave fans of its Tuesday night comedies something to cheer about, announcing it has picked up the gloriously goofy, Golden Globe Award-winning ensemble Brooklyn Nine-Nine for a…

March 7, 2014, 9:41 PM EST

Fox Is Bringing Metaphysics Back to the Masses With a Reboot of Cosmos Neil deGrasse Tyson teams with Seth MacFarlane, of all people

It’s an early January afternoon on the Upper West Side, just days after the Earth began heaving itself along on yet another elliptical voyage around the sun, and a polar…

January 20, 2014, 10:19 PM EST

FCC Complaints Never Fail to Disappoint The weirdest, wackiest viewer beefs about 2 Broke Girls, Two and a Half Men

CBS may clean up with its prime-time comedies, but if the volume of complaints received by the Federal Communications Commission is any indication, many Americans would like to wash the…

January 1, 2014, 8:31 AM 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

FXX Lands The Simpsons in Biggest Off-Net Deal Ever Spinoff net nails down all 530 episodes of Fox’s animated comedy

Two months after Twentieth Century Fox Television began accepting bids for the off-net cable rights to the longest-running scripted series in TV history, a corporate sibling has emerged the victor. FXX…

November 15, 2013, 12:06 PM EST

Fifty Shades of Grey: Broadcast Audience Older Than Ever Ratings hold up while viewers continue to age out of the demo

Call it déjà view. With three weeks of Nielsen data in the books, the 2013-14 broadcast TV season is shaping up to be a carbon copy of last year’s campaign. Ratings…

October 16, 2013, 3:28 PM EDT

The Millennial Male Is Not Who You Think He Is Marketers should take note

It’s the best time in the world to be a millennial man, to hear baby boomers tell it—let your parents or your girlfriend pay the rent, maybe start a useless…

October 6, 2013, 10:39 PM EDT

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