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Broadcasters Sue FCC Amid New Scrutiny of Shared Services Deals

Net neutrality isn't the only problem Tom Wheeler has: the Federal Communications Commission chairman also faces a new lawsuit from broadcasters. As threatened earlier this month, the National Association of Broadcasters has sued the FCC in the U.S. Show More Summary

You Can Now Buy the Bug on Adult Swim

One of the things Adult Swim will be selling its advertisers in 2014 is the little company logo in the corner of the screen, which (until now) has simply read "[adult swim]," Variety reports. The network has been getting into a number...Show More Summary

Passion, Pain and a Threesome in Your Mad Men Minute [Video]

Don is fighting on both coasts, the computer in the office is deranging young Ginsberg, and Betty is back to bitching like a boss.

Canal+ Makes Clever Use of Its + Symbol in Redesigned Movie Posters

This Canal+ campaign, which uses the French TV channel's trademark "+" symbol as a visual cue in a series of reimagined movie posters, sure has lots of positives. The work was created by BETC Paris to celebrate the 67th Cannes Film Festival (which runs May 14-25) and will appear as outdoor and print advertising during the event. Show More Summary

Sweeping Changes in Store at Fox

When the Knights of the Laptop begin to examine the fall broadcast schedule in earnest, expect a deluge of think pieces on how, after a seemingly robust return to form a few seasons back, broadcast comedy is dead all over again (or, at the very least, comatose) and how midseason is the new fall. Show More Summary

A+E Nets' New Lifestyle Channel Is Using Recognizable Stars to Take on Scripps

Its nickname is the Little Bread Corvette, and it’s an edible car, though it might not be appetizing to anyone other than the quirky characters behind the YouTube megahit videos, Epic Meal Time. After all, its wheels are made of Rice...Show More Summary

Upfront Uproar: NBC Guts Thursday Night Comedies, Shifts The Backlist

On the verge of winning its first seasonal ratings crown in a decade, NBC still has a lot of work to do if it’s going to repeat its title run in 2014-15. To that end, the Peacock has made sweeping changes in its prime time lineup, most notably on Thursday nights. Show More Summary

The Quick and the Dead: A Guide to TV’s Renewals and Cancelations

On the eve of Upfront Week, when the five English-language broadcast networks will present their respective 2014-15 prime-time schedules to media buyers, advertisers and the working press, news of various renewals and cancelations continues to seep out like booze through a sot’s pores three days into a bender. Show More Summary

USA Announces New Projects With Amy Poehler, Jodie Foster, Carlton Cuse

Anybody who thought USA was kidding about getting into comedy programming is thinking again today: the network's upfront-season slate has a robust comedy development piece. New projects include talent like Amy Poehler (producing Difficult...Show More Summary

Democratic FCC Commissioners Ask Wheeler to Slow Down Net Neutrality Proposal

Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler may have just hit a snag in rushing his net neutrality proposal into the procedure pipeline at the May 15 meeting. On Wednesday, both Democratic commissioners Jessica Rosenworcel and Mignon Clyburn pushed back on Wheeler's net neutrality proposal. Show More Summary

Jamie Horowitz Jumps From ESPN to NBC’s Today Show

The worst-kept secret in morning news officially was let out of the bag today, as NBC confirmed that veteran ESPN producer Jamie Horowitz will take the helm at the Today show. Horowitz on Dec. 1 will assume the role of svp and general manager of Today, where he’ll oversee all four hours of the weekday program and the 30 Rock concert series. Show More Summary

NBCUniversal Strikes Gold With Megawatt Olympics Deal

In a surprise development, the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday announced that NBCUniversal has secured the media rights to the Olympic Games through 2032. The agreement, which covers broadcast rights across all media platforms,...Show More Summary

Dems and GOP Reach Compromise on Reauthorization of Satellite Bill

A bill to reauthorize the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act, which ensures that 1.5 million rural cable subscribers will be able to receive programming from all the TV networks, has a good chance of getting voted favorably out of the House commerce committee on Thursday. Show More Summary

Decent Turnout for 24: Live Another Day

Jack Bauer’s return to prime time was met with a reception that hovered somewhere between a bang and a whimper. Per Nielsen time zone-adjusted ratings, the premiere of Fox’s limited series 24: Live Another Day delivered 8.1 million viewers...Show More Summary

Sprint Offers Exclusive Online Content for Fox’s 24: Live Another Day

Sprint, one of the longtime sponsors of Fox’s action-packed show 24, has returned for tonight's revival of the Kiefer Sutherland vehicle, 24: Live Another Day, with exclusive online content. DigitasLBi created a digital program on Fox's...Show More Summary

Fox is Batty for Gotham

Fire up the Bat Signal, Alfred, because Fox officially has ordered Gotham to series. Based upon characters published by DC Entertainment and produced by Warner Bros. Television, Gotham functions as a serialized origin story of Batman supervillians like Oswald Cobblepot, a.k.a. Show More Summary

Netflix Books a Third Season of Orange Is the New Black

It’s back to the slammer for Netflix, as the streaming service has renewed its prison dramedy Orange Is the New Black for a third season. Netflix has ordered another run of 13 episodes of Jenji Kohan’s show, which is based on the Piper Kerman memoir of the same title. Show More Summary

Hippies and Computers in Your Mad Men Minute [Video]

Contrasting aspects of the '60s make their mark in the lives of the Mad Men this week.

Here Are the Survival Odds for Your Favorite Prime-Time TV Shows

With mere days to go before the annual rite of spring turns the broadcast TV business into a moneyed round of show-and-tell, the fate of dozens of legacy series remains up in the ether. Of the 85 scripted shows that have aired at least once since the season began, 38 remain in a sort of existential limbo. Show More Summary

Fox Looks to ‘Sweep’ Its Rivals With 24 Reboot

A week of May sweeps has been burned off and yet the broadcast networks have yet to air a single tent pole event. But while it’s been business as usual at the Big Four, a flurry of high-profile miniseries, limited-run serials and Very Special Episodes are set to air in the coming weeks. Show More Summary

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