Anthony Crupi


Here Are the Survival Odds for Your Favorite Prime-Time TV Shows

With mere days to go before the annual rite of spring turns the broadcast TV business into a moneyed round of show-and-tell, the fate of dozens of legacy series remains up in the ether. Of the 85 scripted shows that have aired at least once since the season began, 38 remain in a sort of existential limbo. (For the non-mathletes among you, that’s 45 percent of the overall stash.)

Fox Looks to ‘Sweep’ Its Rivals With 24 Reboot

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 at the Big Four, a flurry of high-profile miniseries, limited-run serials and Very Special Episodes are set to air in the coming weeks.

Fox Bursts Almost Human’s Bubble

Having earned bragging rights as the season’s fifth highest-rated new drama, Almost Human would seem to be a prime candidate for a renewal. Instead, the J.J.

Nielsen-BlackArrow Pact Could Speed Adoption of On-Demand Ratings

Nielsen’s mandate to begin offering on-demand commercial ratings (ODCR) has come closer to fruition, as the TV measurement giant is on the brink of being able to insert current commercial loads into library VOD content.

NBA Bans Donald Sterling for Life

In taking swift and decisive action against racist Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, NBA commissioner Adam Silver on Tuesday effectively dismantled a nuclear-grade suitcase bomb.

When Make-Goods Aren’t Good Enough

The decline of broadcast TV ratings recalls Hemingway’s description of stumbling into bankruptcy, inasmuch as the phenomenon has happened “gradually, then suddenly.” Over the last seven seasons, the Big Four has seen its share of adults 18-49 crater, dropping from 47 percent in 2007 to 33 percent this spring.

Craig Ferguson Is Leaving The Late Late Show

Because we can’t have nice things and because life is nothing but a series of searing disappointments, Craig Ferguson on Monday announced that he’ll be stepping down as the host of CBS’ The Late Late Show.

Game of Thrones Sets Another Ratings Record

Whether they’re going up against zombies or dragons, the broadcast networks can’t seem to catch a break in the Sunday night 9 p.m. slot.

Fox Revs Up a Broadcast Revival of Grease

On the heels of NBC’s hugely successful revival of The Sound of Music, Fox on Monday announced it is prepping a three-hour live production of the musical Grease.

Sluggish Debuts for Bad Teacher, Black Box

With just a month to go before the 2013-14 broadcast TV season slinks off into the murk of history, the networks on Thursday night launched a pair of last-gasp series. As one may well expect from a couple of shows that were reserved for a late-April premiere, the results were unspectacular.