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.

Jon Cryer on the Incredibly Long Life and ‘Absolutely Crazy’ Finale of Two and a Half Men

When he landed the role of Alan Harper on CBS' Two and a Half Men in 2003, Jon Cryer says he had "an unusual sense of confidence" that the show would break his streak of four failed TV series. It did a lot more than that, of course.

How Fox’s Marketing Fanned the Flames of Empire, One of the Biggest New Shows in Years

Nothing takes the sting off a lackluster fall season like a big midseason hit. And that's exactly the situation Fox is in with its new show Empire, which after a month on the air is the season's top series among 18-to 49-year-olds.

Larry Wilmore on How He Landed The Nightly Show and What He Learned From Jon Stewart

When CBS tapped Stephen Colbert to succeed David Letterman as its Late Show host, many people assumed Larry Wilmore—The Daily Show's "senior black correspondent" since 2006—would be a natural fit to take over Colbert's 11:30 p.m. Comedy Central slot. But not Wilmore himself.

FX Wants to Be the ‘Best’ Channel on TV, Not the Highest-Rated One

FX is now the No. 4 cable network when it comes to 18-49-year-olds, up from sixth place a year ago. While many networks in its position would be gunning for the top spot, FX Networks CEO John Landgraf made an unusual proclamation at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour: He'd rather be the "best" channel on TV instead of the top-rated one.

A Humbled Fox Seeks to Change Its Fortunes

The last time Fox was at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour, then-chief Kevin Reilly declared that pilot season was dead (which topped my list of the most ridiculous statements network presidents said last year).

Resurgent NBC Sets Sights on Two Remaining Weak Spots: Thursdays and Comedies

When NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt started at the network in 2011, things looked bleak. NBC has now clawed its way back to first place in the 18-49 demographic, thanks to Sunday Night Football, The Voice and hits like The Blacklist.

From USA to Bravo, NBCUniversal’s Cable Channels are in Transition

As NBC proper continues to build momentum—attracting more viewers ages 18 to 49 than any other broadcast network—many of parent NBCUniversal's cable networks are in transition.

NBC Says It Will be a ‘Huge Disappointment’ if Super Bowl Doesn’t Break Ratings Records

What is NBC shooting for when it comes to this year's big game? Oh, just 115 million people.

ABC’s Success With Diversity Comes From Focusing on Creators, Not Just Stars

ABC has changed mainstream television's diversity makeup more than any of its broadcast counterparts in recent years, and executives say the commitment is paying off not just in ratings, but also in quality.

With Support From Yahoo, Community Now Looks to Go Beyond ‘6 Seasons and a Movie’

Community has managed to cheat death more times than Jason Voorhees.