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Sunday is the night to be for an Emmy nod

Sep 21, 2012
Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Homeland and Downton Abbey -- what do they all have in common? All of them are on Sundays, all of them are up for Emmys -- and none of them air on a major network.
Posted In: emmy awards, television, cable

Final note: CBS takes its vitameatavegimin

Sep 20, 2012
The secret to CBS' multi-decade success? One word: syndication. And all you do it take a spoonful after every meal. (It's so tasty too. It's just like candy.)
Posted In: television, CBS

'Shark Tank' star on how to succeed as an entrepreneur

Aug 20, 2012
As the politicians tell it, many of our hopes in this economic recovery rest with the American entrepreneur. "Shark Tank," on ABC, is the reality show that lets you root for 'em.
Posted In: television, entrepreneurs

TV drama production fleeing Los Angeles

Aug 15, 2012
There are 23 new hour-long dramas debuting on the broadcast networks this fall, but only two will be shot in L.A. County. What's causing TV to look outside of Hollywood?
Posted In: los angeles, television

Campaign ads crowd out local businesses on airwaves

Aug 8, 2012
Small businesses are seeing higher TV ad rates, fewer time slots in key swing states.
Posted In: ads, television

With the Olympics, NBC gets a head start on fall promotion

Aug 6, 2012
Looks like NBC will sell enough ads to break even on the London summer games, which cost $1.3 billion. Its Olympic-sized audience is also a great place to tout NBC programming.
Posted In: NBC, television, Olympics 2012

Mariah Carey named newest 'American Idol' judge

Jul 24, 2012
Mariah Carey will be one of the new judges on "American Idol." The show lost Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler in the past few weeks, and "Idol" needs a boost.
Posted In: american idol, television, Mariah Carey

TV drama 'Dallas' relaunches for a new generation

Jun 13, 2012
The popular '80s primetime soap gets remade with the all-important ad demographic of 18- to 35-year-olds in mind. The question is no longer "Who shot JR?" but "How long will JR be on screen?"
Posted In: tv, TNT, Dallas, television

'The Hopper' looks to deal a death-blow to commercials

May 14, 2012
A new device for DISH Network means even the very lazy can skip all the commercials in their favorite shows. Automatically. Good news for viewers now -- bad news later?
Posted In: upfronts, television, commercial

Biggest suspense from upfronts are the lineups

May 14, 2012
It's upfronts week for the television industry, when networks announce for advertisers which shows are in, on their way in and out. Networking scheduling can be a bit of a "scientific art."
Posted In: Entertainment, television, tv, upfronts

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