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.

History Channel Heads West With New Texas Series, Shot in Classic CinemaScope

Following the success of Hatfields & McCoys, History has another Western miniseries premiering on Memorial Day, this time focusing on the Texas Revolution and rise of the Texas Rangers.

Can Dead People Resurrect A&E’s Ratings?

Things unraveled quickly for A&E in 2014: Its top-rated show, Duck Dynasty, plummeted to a 1.0 18-49 rating in November, and it canceled its second-most popular show, Longmire, which skewed too old for its advertisers.

Discovery Is Fast-Tracking Its Own Spin on Serial

With the runaway success of WBEZ Chicago's true crime podcast Serial, it's been a race among entertainment networks to see who can turn out a homebrewed spin on the hit audio program—and it looks like crime network Investigation Discovery (ID) is the winner.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Is About to Get Yet Another Job Title: Late-Night TV Host

The National Geographic Channel is boldly going where it's never gone before: into late-night TV.

NBC Ditched Tina Fey’s New Sitcom—and She Couldn’t Be Happier

The television landscape is changing by the day, and the networks are doing everything they can to hold on to their piece of the pie. As the Television Critics Association's winter press tour kicked off Wednesday, a trio of outlets—Netflix, ESPN and National Geographic Channel—shared their plans to make waves in 2015.

TV Apps Were Supposed to Keep People Subscribed to Cable, but They’re Creating Confusion Instead

First the good news for network execs: More cable subscribers are starting to use official apps to stream programming. Now the bad news: The apps are proving confusing to customers and nearly impossible to measure.

Which Networks Made the Naughty and Nice Lists This Year?

As Dec. 25 approaches, parents are warning children to make sure they end up on Santa's nice list, and stay far away from his naughty list. But what if the big red guy was focusing on the TV networks' 2014 behavior as he made those lists and checked them twice? The lineup would look a little something like this:Nice

The 10 Most Ridiculous Things TV Network Presidents Said in 2014

We've spent a lot of time talking about the best that 2014 had to offer, but what about everything that lies on the other end of the year's quality spectrum?

#TBT: How Networks Marketed the Worst TV Shows of All Time

In this time of holiday cheer, we've uncovered a few lumps of TV coal. For this year's final Throwback Thursday, we're looking at promos for five of the most notoriously awful programs to ever air on television. It's relatively easy to pull together a promo for a show that is terrific, but how does a network market a complete disaster?

#TBT: ‘Come Home to NBC’ With Michael J. Fox and Betty White in These ’80s Promos

NBC was on top of the television universe in the late '80s, with an arsenal of TV's most-watched shows, including The Cosby Show, Cheers, Family Ties and The Golden Girls. So the network had plenty of big guns to bring out each year as it put together its colossal promo for the new fall season.