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Topic: Smash

NBC Renews 3 Dramas

Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Grimm picked up for next season

NBC has renewed the Dick Wolf series, Chicago Fire, and its freshman spinoff drama, Chicago P.D., for the 2014-15 broadcast TV season. The network also ordered a fourth season of…

NBC’s Go On Will Not

Network cancels Matthew Perry sitcom

The ax continues to fall at NBC, which over the last several hours has severed ties with three of the four freshman comedies that were still in contention for a…

Why Everything You Think You Know About American Idol Is Dead Wrong

Fox workhorse still a top earner

While ratings watchers last week predictably enacted the Friday morning ritual of gnashing their teeth and rending their garments over the state of American Idol, those who would suggest that…

They Took My Show Away!

Five NBC renewals spell doom for soft freshman series

On the eve of the broadcast upfronts, fans of network television would do well to recall the lessons of the classic Late Night With David Letterman bit, “They Took My…

Smash Creators Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Rehired to Produce 2014 Oscars

Duo pulled in viewers for awards, but not for their own show

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences rehired Smash creators Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to produce the 2014 Oscars, The L.A. Times reported, after this year's show, produced…

No Love Lost for New NBC Dating Show

Ready for Love bows to 3.67 million viewers and a 1.5 in the dollar demo

With just six weeks to go before the 2012-13 broadcast season comes to a shuddering halt, one of the last remaining premieres has exploded on the launch pad. According to Nielsen…

Smash Shifts to Saturdays

NBC to burn off remaining episodes of faltering Broadway drama

In a prelude to the show’s inevitable cancelation, NBC will shift the mortally wounded Smash to Saturdays beginning April 6. While the move to the night with the lowest HUT levels…

No Ratings Glitter for CBS’ Golden Boy

Special premiere of midseason cop drama delivers lackluster ratings

A special premiere of CBS’ midseason cop show Golden Boy showed little luster Tuesday night, drawing 10.6 million viewers and an unremarkable 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demo. According to preliminary…

Record Lows for NBC’s Tuesday Night Lineup

Go On, The New Normal, Smash falter; CW’s Cult DOA

NBC continues to struggle without its hit musical competition series The Voice, as the lack of a reliable anchor is suffocating the rest of the Tuesday night lineup. According to Nielsen…

NBC’s Ratings Momentum Stalls

Midseason failures leave ‘Voice’-less Peacock adrift

After NBC enjoyed its strongest fall quarter in recent memory, the loss of Sunday Night Football and The Voice have erased the network’s early gains. Twenty weeks into the 2012-13 broadcast…

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