Alan Frutkin

Adweek TV: What Not to Watch (Video)

Not to misquote Karl Marx too egregiously, but . . . if television can be construed as an opiate of the people, then there are some really bad drugs going […]

FX to Premiere Dark Comedy Starring Elijah Wood (Video)

If there was one TV pilot that stood out at the 2011 Winter TCA press tour held in January, then it was definitely FX’s comedy Wilfred. Set to premiere this […]

Adweek TV: The Week That Was (Video)

As the events of this past week proved, the media landscape continues to shift. Whether it’s AOL acquiring The Huffington Post, or Current TV partnering with Keith Olbermann, both deals […]

Spring Sitcoms: Romantic-Comedy Roundup (Video)

Comedy may no longer be king on television, but it has undergone somewhat of a revival recently. From the continued strength of CBS’ multicam sitcoms to the single-cam success of […]

Super Bowl XLV: Hollywood Ad Babylon (Video)

Autos, quick serve and retail aren’t the only advertising categories taking advantage of the Super Bowl as a promotional platform. Collectively, Hollywood movie studios are investing more than $20 million […]

Analysis: HBO, Showtime, Starz (TCA Video)

With about 28.5 million subscribers, HBO remains the leader in pay cable—although those numbers are down versus a year ago. Runner-up Showtime claims 18.2 million subscribers, while Starz has 17.3 million. Horse races aside, all three […]

Preview: HBO’s New Fantasy Geek-Out ‘Game of Thrones’ (TCA Video)

HBO‘s much-anticipated fantasy series Game of Thrones finally premieres April 17. Based on George R.R. Martin’s popular fantasy book series A Song of Fire and Ice, the story is set in […]

Analysis: Starz Network’s (TCA Video)

Soon after Starz named Chris Albrecht its president and CEO in December 2009, Albrecht brought onboard his old HBO colleague Carmi Zlotnik, naming him to the newly created position of managing […]

Super Bowl XLV: The Digital Experience (Video)

When YouTube introduced its Super Bowl ad channel AdBlitz in 2009, who knew the site would draw 42 million views a year later? And as Web traffic continues to grow, […]

Analysis: Comedy Central Network (TCA Video)

With a strong premiere on Jan. 11 for its latest series Onion SportsDome—it drew 1.5 million viewers—Comedy Central continues to build out its schedule, creating a Tuesday night hammock between rising star Tosh.O and […]