Jason Lynch

Jason Lynch

Jason Lynch is Adweek's TV/Media Editor.
Jason Lynch is Adweek's TV/Media Editor, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video. Formerly TV Editor for People magazine, he has been covering the TV and movie industries for two decades.

How The Simpsons Saved FXX

When FX Networks CEO John Landgraf sealed the deal last November to secure exclusive cable, VOD and non-linear rights to The Simpsons for his fledgling cable network FXX, he was elated ("It's arguably one of the greatest shows ever made!")—but terrified.

#TBT: Sorry Jar Jar, the Star Wars Holiday Special Is George Lucas’s Most Embarrassing Creation Ever

A long, long time ago—Nov. 17, 1978, to be exact—in a television galaxy far, far away (one that only had three major networks), Star Wars unleashed what would become its single most embarrassing artifact upon 13 million unsuspecting CBS Friday night viewers.

Why a Great Second Season Is Often Too Late to Save a Struggling Show

Very few TV series emerge fully formed. Most shows take at least a season to figure themselves and their characters out, or to course-correct after a rocky beginning.

#TBT: Johnny Depp and Matthew Perry Made This 1987 Fox Promo the Foxiest Ever

Welcome, one and all to our new regular feature, Throwback Thursday, where we unearth TV promos of yore for your appreciation. Up this week: Fox Weekend!

Lisa Kudrow Is Feeling the Pressure to Make Her Comeback Worth the 9-Year Wait

The Comeback is coming back. Nine years after canceling Lisa Kudrow’s brilliant comedy, HBO has revived it for a second season, returning Sunday, Nov. 9 at 10 p.m. ET.

Can Kid Chefs Help Fox Salvage What’s Left of the Fall?

Fox knew that its fall season was going to be awful—it’s now very clear why Kevin Reilly stepped down as Fox entertainment chairman just weeks after May upfronts—but the network can't have known it would be downright cataclysmic.

After #TGIT and #WCW, 12 New TV Hashtag Campaigns We’d Like to See

Thank God it's branded! For the first time since NBC's Must-See TV Thursday night lineup and ABC's TGIF comedies ruled the airwaves in the '90s, broadcast networks are once again successfully branding entire nights of programming.

Time Slot Showdown of the Week: Monday, 8 p.m.

After landing half of this fall's NFL Thursday Night Football package, CBS wisely decided against leaving broadcast's top-rated series, The Big Bang Theory, on the sidelines until regular Thursday night programming resumed Oct. 30. Instead, it deployed Big Bang to Mondays where it propped up a lineup that has been in flux since How I Met Your Mother signed off last spring.

Why It Took So Long for ABC to Cancel Manhattan Love Story

As the fall TV season kicks off, the networks usually have itchy trigger fingers when it comes to killing off new shows that flop out of the gate. But not this season. It took more than a full month before fall's first cancellation: Manhattan Love Story. ABC killed the (alleged) comedy late Friday, Oct. 24 after four episodes had aired.

As ABC Cancels Wicked City, Here Are the First Prime-Time Casualties Each Fall Since 2000

Broadcast's May upfronts are a bit like spring training for baseball: the upcoming TV season is full of possibilities, and every new show trotted out for the fall is a […]