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Rating Stefon's favorite clubs for business viability

May 17, 2013
Comedian Bill Hader’s exit from "Saturday Night Live" prompted us to ask, "Would Stefon's clubs work out in the real world?"
Posted In: Saturday Night Live, nightlife, television, New York City

How a dead TV show like 'The Office' can live on

May 15, 2013
A look at the afterlife of a sitcom like "The Office," which ends this Thursday night. Can anything be gained from internet royalties and syndication?
Posted In: television, the office, syndication

Why Nielsen isn't watching the cord-cutters

May 15, 2013
How cord-cutters are impacting TV ad revenue.
Posted In: television, advertising

Bring on the baby bloopers and family fiascos

May 14, 2013
"America’s Funniest Home Videos" is opening its 23-season deep library to advertisers. Nothing sells like pets, babies and humor.
Posted In: advertising, television, home videos

Upfront for TV networks: Build brands, loyalty

May 13, 2013
Television executives pitch advertisers on their new lineups this week in elaborate presentations called upfronts. But can the networks still compete with cable?
Posted In: Entertainment, television, upfronts

The app that blocks TV spoilers on Twitter, and its teenage developer

May 10, 2013
Jennie Lamere just turned 18. Between classes and college applications, she developed an app to block the live tweets that were spoiling her favorite shows.
Posted In: app, television, social media

Turning the world on with her smile: A look at 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show'

May 6, 2013
In her new book, Jennifer Keishin Armstrong takes a look at Mary Richards and the rest of the gang from the WJM newsroom and the real-life people behind the "Mary Tyler Moore Show."
Posted In: Entertainment, television, women, mary tyler moore

The value of a laugh track

May 6, 2013
Can adding canned laughter make a sitcom more popular than one without the assist? As old-fashioned as laugh tracks seem, they're still a valuable element of successful TV comedies.
Posted In: television, USA network

Old media battles online companies for digital ad spending

May 1, 2013
There are some unexpected newcomers to the digital video world as advertising grows. Magazine publisher Condé Nast is one of the new big names rolling out a suite of original video content.
Posted In: upfronts, television, streaming

Soap operas get a new lease on life online

Apr 29, 2013
'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live' are going online only starting Monday -- as the first offerings of 'The Online Network', an ad-supported outlet for first-run entertainment delivered online.
Posted In: television, soap operas, online, Internet

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