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Fizzy, Busy Finale for ABCs Scandal With no fewer than four broadcast series calling it a day, Thursday night was a time for cliffhangers and farewells. But has been the case all season long, only one of these shows delivered a blockbuster audience. The season finale of ABC’s sudsy Be
MediaWeek | Apr 18, 2014 6:48 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Meet Watch Awards Production Judge Fred Seibert What’s the key to having a viral hit? Make sure that it’s funny, topical, sexy—and a little off-kilter, media mogul Fred Seibert explains. "I think that weird mostly works because it is novel," Seibert said. "It is a new t
MediaWeek | Apr 18, 2014 4:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Mad Men Star Vincent Kartheiser Stays Away From Social Media Specs Who Vincent Kartheiser Age 34 Accomplishments Stars as Pete Campbell on AMC’s Mad Men (Season 7 airs Sundays at 10/9c); voices Marsh Merriweather on the Fox animated series High School USA! Base Los Angeles What’s the first information y
MediaWeek | Apr 18, 2014 03:32 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Fargo Earns Solid Sampling in Debut The series premiere of FX’s adaptation of Fargo drew some decent sampling Tuesday night, scaring up 2.65 million viewers and a 0.8 in the 18-49 demo. While the 10 p.m. deliveries weren’t exactly world-beaters—recent dramas The Americans
MediaWeek | Apr 16, 2014 8:49 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Tribeca Film Fest Names Vine #6SecFilms Winners If you blink, you may miss the majority of the content inVine videos. However, the Tribeca Film Festival felt so strongly about the originality in some of these mini films that they wanted to award the most innovative of the bunch. "We have fil
MediaWeek | Apr 16, 2014 2:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
ABC Re-Ups Paul Lee With just a month to go before it pitches its 2014-15 upfront slate, ABC has re-upped entertainment president Paul Lee. The genial Brit has signed a new multiyear deal with the network, and while terms were not disclosed, it is believed that the contract
MediaWeek | Apr 15, 2014 6:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Marionette Wives Feel Pretty Insecure in an Age of Wireless DirecTV If DirecTV is trying to position its Wireless Genie Mini device as a high-tech toy for doofy bros who view women as puppets—mission accomplished! Perhaps that's a tad harsh or too literal. Still, there's something unnerving about these new a
MediaWeek | Apr 15, 2014 12:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
MSNBC Airing 15-Second Daily News Video Now you have no excuse to not have time for the news. MSNBC announced they will be airing 15-second pieces produced by Now This News as part of a series called 15 Seconds to Truth. “MSNBC viewers want honest and informed perspectives that explore th
MediaWeek | Apr 14, 2014 9:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Mad Men Drops in Season 7 Premiere AMC may have been hoping that the so-called “Netflix Effect” would boost the ratings for the Season 7 premiere of Mad Men, but in a highly competitive Sunday 10 p.m. slot, Matt Weiner’s period piece put up its worst opening numbers since
MediaWeek | Apr 14, 2014 7:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Howard Owens Steps Down as Nat Geo Channels President After a two-and-a-half-year stint as president of National Geographic Channels U.S., Howard Owens is striking out on his own. The former William Morris agent and Reveille co-founder on Monday revealed his decision to leave Nat Geo, saying that while his t
MediaWeek | Apr 14, 2014 3:58 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend