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Why TV revivals are lucrative for networks

Jan 11, 2021
Reboots of popular shows don't need to be a critical success to be a commercial one.
The original cast of "Sex and the City." The reboot of the hit show won't include the character Samantha, played by Kim Cattrall, second from left.
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'The Real O'Neals' runs into reality

Mar 7, 2017
This ABC show is what you might expect for a network comedy. Or it was, until Donald Trump got elected.
At its heart, "The Real O'Neals" is about a teenage boy coming out. Above, executive producers Todd Holland, Stacy Traub and the show's cast.
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What does it take to start a network, anyway?

Oct 20, 2016
There's speculation that's Donald Trump's next act. Here's what he'll need.
People gather to watch the first US presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, nominees for the Democratic and Republican parties respectively, off a television set in front of an office building in Hollywood, California.


What's behind the NFL's sagging ratings?

Oct 7, 2016
Elections, protests or maybe just smartphones.
Football is watched on phones, tablets and computers in addition to TV, and Nielsen ratings will reflect that next year.
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Broadcast networks unveil a new season of failing up

May 19, 2016
At the Upfront, ad rates are expected to rise as audiences continue to fall.
"Making History," a time-traveling comedy, will air on Fox next year.
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