Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015

It's an exciting new fall season ahead on broadcast TV. We await the charming rom-com "Manhattan Love Story" ... the heart-tugging youth drama, "Red Band Society" ... and don't forget "Mulaney," an autobiographical sitcom about a promising young standup....

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015

The teenage progeny of some of Disney’s favorite villains proved to be a winning idea for a film, as the Disney Channel’s “Descendants” easily became the most-watched cable movie of the year.

The Nielsen company said 6.6 million people watched the...

Friday, Jul. 31, 2015

Next year, you won't have to worry about missing the buzziest commercials of the Super Bowl if you can't get to a TV.

In the past, not all advertisers bought online time along with a pricy 30-second spot during the most-watched TV event of the year....

Monday, Jun. 1, 2015

Network television, once wedded to a September-to-May schedule, saw the error of its ways as cable and online competitors demonstrated a brazen disregard for tradition.

So summer has evolved from a rerun graveyard to the home of lively offerings,...

Sunday, May. 17, 2015

Television's next big hit may have been revealed during last week's annual orgy of schedule presentations to advertisers by the biggest networks.

Or not. One certainty is that many of the new programs won't be around long enough to make an impression...

Wednesday, May. 13, 2015

CBS is saying goodbye to its long-running hit "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" with a two-hour finale this fall and hello to "Supergirl," an unusual genre show for the network.

Television's most popular network will wrap one of its most pivotal hits...

Tuesday, May. 5, 2015

A slate of CBS dramas and comedies dominated the Nielsen Top 20 last week, lifting CBS to its 10th consecutive win in viewership.

CBS claimed 13 of the Top 20 series, led by the No. 1 show, “NCIS,” followed by “NCIS: New Orleans” and “The Big Bang...

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

Kenya Barris, creator of ABC's "black-ish," was motivated to write the comedy about an African-American family's efforts to honor its heritage in part by the unreality of what he grew up watching on television.

"I saw 'Friends' and 'Seinfeld' and thought, 'What part of New York is this...

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch...

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014

Manjula Stokes has twice sworn off television, once throwing a set off her deck in a fit over an ex-husband's sports obsession. Now she's a devotee of programs like "Downton Abbey," ''Mad Men," ''Survivor" and "Masters of Sex."

The teacher from Santa...

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