Jason Lynch

Jason Lynch

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.

NBC Pulls a Netflix, Letting Viewers Binge-Watch David Duchovny’s New Detective Show

A surprising new outlet has entered the binge-viewing arena to challenge Netflix: NBC. The network will be streaming all 13 episodes of its new David Duchovny limited series drama, Aquarius, on NBC.com, its NBC app and other VOD platforms, after the show's two-hour network premiere on May 28.

Hulu Lands Exclusive Streaming Rights to Seinfeld Just in Time for NewFronts

For the last six months, Hulu has taken one big swing after another as it tries to close the gap with Netflix and Amazon.

Cablevision Will Offer Hulu Plus to Optimum Customers

Cablevision has reached an agreement with Hulu to offer the company's streaming subscription service, Hulu Plus, to Optimum customers, making it the first cable or satellite provider to distribute the VOD content.

In an Unusual Upfront Pitch, IFC Says Its Viewers ‘Don’t Stink’

For a network that prides itself on comedy with a twist, it's not surprising that IFC also has been shaking up the standard upfront meetings this year.

ESPN Sues Verizon Over FiOS’ New Custom TV bundle

ESPN isn't wasting any time in challenging Verizon's new, slimmer cable bundles as part of its FiOS service.

Why Showtime’s Happyish Defiled the Keebler Elves

For close to five decades, the Keebler Elves have been a genial, wholesome presence in Keebler advertising as they sang the praises of the brand's cookies and crackers. But Sunday's premiere of the new Showtime comedy Happyish quickly changed the Elves' slogan from "Uncommonly Good" to "uncommonly disturbing."

Is Hulu Ready to Take on Netflix and Amazon?

When Hulu launched in 2008, the ad-supported streaming service wasn't a big priority for owners Fox, Disney and NBC. "It was like, if the ship is going to blow, at least we have an escape pod, but we don't want to equip this escape pod so well that everyone would prefer it to being on the ship with us," Forrester analyst James McQuivey put it.

Roma Downey’s Journey From TV Star to Subtly Superpowered Producer

Shortly after marrying in 2007, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey decided to work together as producers, creating the company LightWorkers Media. "We didn't have any doubts," says Burnett. The same cannot be said of their stunned pals. "We have so many friends who say, 'Working with your husband? Are you crazy?

How the Reality TV King Created 11 Popular Shows and Counting

As of a couple of weeks ago, Mark Burnett's schedule for the week of May 11 was still surprisingly unfilled. "It's funny, but I haven't been invited to an upfront yet," says the prolific producer, looking ahead to the culmination of upfront season when the broadcast networks finally unveil their fall schedules. "Maybe we'll just stay home!"

5 Predictions From TV Network Execs Last Year That Were Way Off

You'll hear a variety of pop hits during TV network upfront presentations, but the only song that really should be part of the soundtrack this week is Everything is Awesome from The Lego Movie.