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Thursday, May. 20, 2021
Everything old is new again on network television, and without apology.
As the TV industry rushes into the future with streaming services, traditional broadcasters unveiled 2021-22 schedules that rely heavily on familiar series brands and reboots of decades-old shows.
Tuesday, Mar. 23, 2021
The $113 billion deal to telecast NFL games through 2033 is head-swimmingly large — until you consider that the very survival of broadcast networks as we know them may depend upon it.
The deal announced by the NFL and media companies last Thursday spreads professional football content...
Wednesday, May. 27, 2020
The winner, and still champion, is CBS.
The Tiffany network finished the traditional television season, which ended last week, as the most-watched broadcaster for the 12th consecutive year, the Nielsen company said.
CBS has won 17 of the last 18 years, the lone exception coming...
Monday, May. 11, 2020
“The Masked Singer,” an artificial-intelligence thriller and a primetime soap opera starring Kim Cattrall will be part of Fox’s fall lineup, the network said Monday as it unveiled its schedule amid the pandemic’s disruption of the TV industry.
Cattrall’s “Filthy Rich,” about a Southern...
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019
Fueled by both college and pro football, Fox won a rare title as champ of the broadcast week among networks.
Fox's Thursday night NFL airing of the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears was the week's top show of any kind with 18.23 million viewers, and its broadcast of the Big 10 title game...
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019
Two weeks into the season, two different winners have been crowned in a tight battle for primetime supremacy among the television networks.
Fox took first place last week in the Nielsen company’s rankings, buoyed by its Thursday night NFL game between the L.A. Rams and Seattle. Late-...
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 2019
The country's biggest TV networks — ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox — have sued Locast, a streaming service that transmits their broadcasts for free, in federal court in New York.
The companies said in the suit, filed Wednesday, that Locast is violating their copyrights and asked for its service to...
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 2019
Former Hollywood executive Harris Katleman has an eclectic, five-decade track record that could only be the result of skill, moxie and luck.
He championed the Oscar-winning film adaptation of the WWII novel "From Here to Eternity," made the impresarios behind "The Price is Right"...
Monday, May. 13, 2019
"Empire" will return for its final season this fall on Fox — with Jussie Smollett a question mark — and should count itself lucky.
Fox, the lowest-rated network among the big four broadcasters, is hitting the reset button for the 2019-20 season by canceling eight shows and adding 10 new...
Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2019
Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment business, putting "Cinderella," ''The Simpsons," ''Star Wars" and "Dr. Strange" under one corporate roof.
The deal is likely to shake up the media landscape. Among other things, it paves the way for Disney to launch its...