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Netflix Grabs Distribution Rights to Fox's Gotham

The era of distributing a new TV series on traditional channels has been turned on its head in a deal that makes Netflix a legitimate second-tier distributor. Netflix has sealed worldwide distribution rights to the first season of Gotham—the Fox television series based on the Batman franchise—even before the series has begun. Show More Summary

Netflix Sides With Government-Run Broadband Providers

Netflix filed a startling comment with the FCC today: the company wants the Telecommunications Act amended to allow for "a pro-consumer policy of limitless bandwidth," or to put it plainly, so government-run broadband providers can exceed limits set by the law. Show More Summary

Allison Williams Plays Peter Pan in NBC's Next Live Theater Show

Allison Williams has traded in the long tresses and glam style she flaunts on HBO’s Girls for the boyish charm of Peter Pan, NBC’s second installment of live TV theater, and today we have evidence to prove it. The television network released photos of Williams today in the title role of the boy who flies and never grows up. Show More Summary

Behind the Scenes: Jim Parsons Poses for Adweek's Cover [Video]

Right now, most TV actors wish they were Jim Parsons, and for good reason. He just won his fourth Emmy Award for best comedic actor for his role as Sheldon on CBS's The Big Bang Theory. But America's favorite nerd isn't just witty punch lines and jokes, as we saw with his dramatic performance in the HBO's The Normal Heart. Show More Summary

Intruders Star Mira Sorvino Waits Until Her Kids Are Asleep to Binge on Banshee

Specs Who Mira Sorvino Age 46 Accomplishments Oscar-winning actress, currently starring in The Intruders on BBC America (Saturdays at 10/9c); United Nations Goodwill Ambassador to Combat Human Trafficking Base Los Angeles What’s theShow More Summary

Jim Parsons Hits the Stratosphere

Honestly, if this keeps up, they’re just going to have to rename the Emmy Award for Lead Actor in a Comedy the Jim Parsons Award. Last week, the 41-year-old won the prize for a fourth time for his role as Sheldon Cooper, main character on CBS’ The Big Bang Theory. Show More Summary

And the Year's Hottest TV Show Is...

The Big Bang Theory. True Detective. Orange Is the New Black. The Walking Dead. Which was the year's must-see show, on TV or the Web? What was your biggest Guilty Pleasure: Southern Charm or Finding Bigfoot? What was our obsession on...Show More Summary

CBS Exec Steve Capus Discusses the Evolution of the Evening News

Specs Who Steve Capus New gig Executive editor, CBS News;executive producer, CBS Evening News Old gig President, NBC News;executive producer, NBC Nightly News Age 50 Twitter @SteveCapus Photo: Alfred Maskeroni What insider knowledgeShow More Summary

No Less Than 5 Shows Inspired by Sherlock Holmes Find Homes on TV

A shadowy cabal of influential media barons went to war with a lone mastermind earlier this year in the court. This, of course, was the legal battle between Sherlockian Leslie S. Klinger and the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, which...Show More Summary

Adrien Brody Has No Time for Your Facebook Friend Request

Specs Who Adrien Brody Age 41 Accomplishments Stars as Harry Houdini in History’s two-part biopic, Houdini (airs Sept. 1 and 2 at 9 p.m.); winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor in The Pianist (2002); founder of Fable House production...Show More Summary

Canada Getting New Video Streaming Service

Two of Canada’s largest cable television companies are putting their differences aside and joining forces to launch a new video streaming service as the industry responds in kind to competition from online players such as Netflix. The...Show More Summary

The Emmys Are Basically Fantasy Football for Network Executives

The Emmy Awards are a game. That doesn't mean they're worthless, or meaningless, or cynical; it just means that there is high-level strategy around who gets what award and why, beyond simply who turned in the best performance. And this year in particular, we were able to see that game being played a lot more baldly than it has been in years past. Show More Summary

This Is How the NFL Is Getting Butts Back in the Bleachers

Atlanta Falcons CMO Jim Smith is rewarding loyal season ticket holders with the kind of stadium “memories” they can’t get from watching on TV at home. For the second year, Smith is offering season-long fans game-day “experiences” such as a visit from team cheerleaders to their seat. Show More Summary

Emmy Advertisers Branch Out

With the 66th Annual Emmy Awards airing tonight on NBC, advertisers are seeing the value in not just the air time, but in the social media opportunities that surround major live events such as this one. Part of the appeal is that most...Show More Summary

TV Gets Undressed

To say that this wedding is unconventional doesn’t quite capture the essence of the nuptials of reality show contestants Ashley and Alika. First off, the bride and groom met with the TV cameras rolling and decided to get hitched after just three months. Show More Summary

TV’s Top 5 Naked Moments

So yes, there’s a trend of nude reality shows all over TV these days. But nudity on TV is nothing new, especially if your parents had a subscription to Skinemax anytime over the last 20 years. And even broadcast TV has gotten in the skin game. Here are our picks of the top 5 nudie moments on TV. Take that, National Geographic!

NFL Scores a Touchdown With Female Fans

Pop quiz: What was the most watched TV event among women in 2014? It wasn’t the Academy Awards. Or the Grammys. Or the season finale of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. It was Super Bowl XLVIII, watched by an average of 44.9 million women. Show More Summary

Hulu’s Jenny Wall Is a Pioneer of the Web Series Form

Specs Who Jenny Wall New gig Svp, head of marketing at Hulu Old gig Vp, marketing at Netflix Age 44 Photo: Karl J Kaul/Wonderful Machine So how did you find Hulu? I think I found Hulu in the sense that I’d been an avid Hulu user on my own—they called me in respect to some recommendations from the field. Show More Summary

A Look Back at the Mythbusters Explosions That Moved Us

Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara won't be back on Mythbusters next year, their counterparts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage abruptly told viewers by way of a video released on the website today, which included no statement from any of the three performers who won't be returning. Show More Summary

Showtime Renews Masters of Sex, Ray Donovan

Showtime announced today that Masters of Sex and Ray Donovan will both be renewed for a third season, with twelve episodes slated for each series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Production on the new episodes will reportedly begin early next year. Show More Summary

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