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Topic: The Vampire Diaries

All Hail Shonda Rhimes

Showrunner’s Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal shine after long hiatus

It may be time to rename ABC “The House That Shonda Built.” After a two-and-a-half-month hiatus, showrunner Shonda Rhimes’ twin Thursday night hits Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal came storming back as…

The CW Gives Early Renewals to 5 Series

New season orders for Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Originals, Reign and Arrow

In accordance with a precedent it set years ago, the CW on Thursday announced that it has made a number of early renewals in advance of the 2014-15 season. Among the…

Rake’s Charm Offensive Fails to Hook Viewers

Soft launch for Fox’s Greg Kinnear drama

Although it was given the plum slot leading out of American Idol, the series premiere of the new Fox drama, Rake, failed to drum up much business Thursday night. According to…

The CW Gives Back-Nine Orders to All 3 New Dramas

Full seasons await The Originals, The Tomorrow People and Reign

The CW on Monday announced it has granted back-nine orders for its three freshman series, committing to full-season runs for The Originals, The Tomorrow People and Reign. The network was the…

More Tricks Than Treats: November Sweeps Begin on Halloween

Ratings predictably meager as HUT levels plummet

By a quirk of the calendar, this year’s November sweeps began on Halloween night and will end on the night before Thanksgiving. Bad news, good news. In kicking off on an evening…

CBS Delivers With Thursday Comedy Block

Big Bang, The Millers Soar; CW’s Vampire Diaries Beats ABC, NBC

With four weeks of data on the books, CBS’ new two-hour Thursday night comedy block appears to be one of the season’s few unambiguous success stories. Anchored by The Big Bang…

Cory Monteith Tribute Lifts Glee, NBC Comedies Sink

No relief in sight for Peacock’s Thursday night lineup

A heartfelt tribute to the late Cory Monteith (Finn) helped rally legions of Gleeks, giving the Fox musical drama its highest rating in over a year. “The Quarterback,” an elegy co-written…

NBC’s Thursday Night Comedies Fall Flat

Middle-of-the-road approach may have backfired

Bob Greenblatt’s decision to steer the HMS Funnybones into the mainstream hasn’t prevented NBC’s Thursday night comedy lineup from sinking to the bottom. And while it’s too early to call…

The CW Gets Social With Ford

In new campaign, viewers evangelize for the 2014 Fiesta

In what the network is characterizing as its most ambitious co-branded marketing campaign to date, the CW and Ford have teamed up on a cross-platform initiative that will give viewers…

The CW Closes Out Its Upfront Deals

Converged packages give ratings-challenged net a shot in the arm

The CW is once again the first network to finish writing its upfront business, taking in approximately $400 million to $410 million in advance commitments for the 2013-14 TV season.…

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