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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

The lowdown on this season's network upfronts

May 11, 2012
Variety's Andrew Wallenstein talks about the big trends on television next fall.
Posted In: Entertainment, television, tv, upfronts

Battle over morning viewers

Apr 6, 2012
Television’s bare-knuckle competition to rule the morning air is nothing new. But the networks upped the ante this week.
Posted In: Entertainment, Today show, Good Morning America, television

Discovery discovers green programming doesn't sell

Apr 5, 2012
Discovery Communications will replace Planet Green cable channel with programs about travel and food.
Posted In: television, sustainability, Environment, Entertainment

What 'Luck' tells us about the horse racing industry

Mar 15, 2012
HBO is cancelling its new horse racing show ‘Luck’ starring Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte. It's being cancelled because three horses have died in production of the show.
Posted In: HBO, horse, gambling, television

HBO's horse racing show 'Luck' gets canceled

Mar 15, 2012
It's not being canceled because of ratings -- it's being canceled because three horses have died in production of the show.
Posted In: luck, television, horse, HBO

'Luck' runs its course after three horse deaths

Mar 15, 2012
The HBO show gets canceled. But broken legs and other injuries are quite common in the sport of horse racing.
Posted In: television, Sports, horse, horse racing

Teens still watching many hours of TV a day

Mar 9, 2012
We might have overestimated the extent to which the use of iPhones, iPads, Netflix and Facebook are taking over the lives of teens.
Posted In: television, teenagers

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