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Some New Fall Shows Might Not Stand a Chance Because of Their Time Slots After the broadcast networks trotted out their fall schedules at this month's upfronts, much of the focus was on the most promising freshman shows, setting upfall's biggest time-slot battles. Many of the networks were clear about which new s
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The Duggars TLC Future Increasingly in Doubt as Advertisers Flee If TLC thought that the long Memorial Day holiday would make audiences—or advertisers—forget about its latest reality-show molestation controversy, then the network misjudged the severity of the situation almost as much as the Duggar family it
MediaWeek | May 27, 2015 3:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Why Networks Are Going for Broke This Summer For decades, the broadcast networks took the idea of summer vacation quite literally—programming reruns and other filler content from June through mid-September, much to the frustration of advertisers. Those days are finally over, as broadcasters fo
MediaWeek | May 26, 2015 11:13 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Why CBS Is Replacing David Letterman With Reruns of The Mentalist How do you follow an icon like David Letterman and his perfect Late Show finale last Wednesday? For CBS, the answer might seem surprising: Simon Baker. Do not adjust your television sets; CBS is indeed currently airing repeats of The Mentalist, starring B
MediaWeek | May 26, 2015 6:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
After a 2-Year Pursuit, Charter Finally Lands Time Warner Cable Just one month after its merger with Comcast officially flatlined, Time Warner Cable is on the move again. Charter Communications announced today that it had reached a $55 billion cash-and-stock deal to acquire the country's second-largest cable opera
MediaWeek | May 26, 2015 3:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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After Years of Standing by the Duggars, Will TLC Finally Break Ties Over Molestation Claims? Here we go again: for the second time in seven months, TLC is embroiled in a child molestation scandal involving the stars of one of its most popular reality shows. Yesterday, In Touch Weekly reported that Josh Duggar, the oldest son of the Duggar f
MediaWeek | May 22, 2015 5:04 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Dino-mite! Inside Animal Planet's Partnership With Jurassic World Animal Planet isn't the first network one would think of for a big movie partnership, but the Discovery Communications channel has teamed up with a potential summer blockbuster: Jurassic World. The cable network is promoting the fourth Jurassic Park f
MediaWeek | May 22, 2015 3:16 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
USA's Playing House Stars Hilariously Explain TV Industry Acronyms Acronyms were flying at the upfronts last week, which is why we brought you the guide to sorting out MVPD, SVOD and everything in between. NBCU Cable Entertainment had the same idea, only they tapped the eps, writers and stars of the USA comedy Playing Ho
MediaWeek | May 22, 2015 12:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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David Letterman's Finale Was Watched by 13.8 Million, His Largest Audience Since 1994 David Letterman's final Late Show was watched by 13.76 million viewers, making it the Late Show's largest audience since Feb. 25, 1994, on a night that saw CBS' coverage of the Lillehammer Olympics. The finale had his best delivery in the adul
MediaWeek | May 21, 2015 6:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Why Matthew Weiner Ended Mad Men With 'The Best Ad Ever Made' "I did think, why not end the show with the greatest commercial ever made?" After three days of silence, that was Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner's explanation Wednesday night of how he settled on the final moment for Sunday's series fina
MediaWeek | May 21, 2015 2:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend