NBC still hasn't decided whether or not to renew 'Hannibal', but if they don't, other networks could pick up the series.
The press, which appears eager to cover an overreaching GOP, would be well advised to stop conditioning the public to expect it. At this rate, and given the high expectations set by the media and the gravity of the scandals that are presently unfolding, the Republican Party could not “overplay their hand” if they tried.
Genre television is becoming a major presence in primetime TV. Shows like American Horror Story, Hannibal, True Blood and Grimm are dominating the air and doing big numbers for cable and network stations alike. Subsequently, there is a new trend of reviving series once thought to be dead. Show More Summary
This is a — and possibly “the” — key question for Big Media investors coming out of the major broadcast and cable networks’ upfront programming presentations this week. As the sales pitches wore on it became clear that execs plan to spare no expense to recover from a year of dreary ratings. Show More Summary
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Well, that’s some positive news. The CW television network is bringing its television content to the Apple TV, the first network to do so directly, instead of via Netflix or Hulu. Even better, you won’t have to have a cable subscription to access the CW programming on Apple’s set top box, like many other content [...]Show More Summary
How would hit ABC comedy Modern Family look and sound like if it aired on cable? Co-creator Steve Levitan offers a peek in a promo for the Emmy-winning series’ upcoming off-network launch on USA Network in September. The video, written...Show More Summary
Underdog cable network nabs a box office titan.
Stephanie Elam is returning to her old home at CNN, the network announced today. The former NYC-based business reporter for the cable news network will now serve as a correspondent based out of LA. Elam joined KNBC in October 2011 after nearly 8 years at CNN. Show More Summary
The United States Open tennis tournament is the latest major sports event to leave broadcast television for a cable network.
While most people know that Fox News is a huge deal when it comes to cable news, it's remarkable how dominant the network has become compared to its cable-news rivals MSNBC and CNN. The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in...Show More Summary
While the phrase "acclaimed network drama" still resides outside punchline territory for the moment, only those with the rosiest of glasses believe the position is temporary. Unbelievably, last-place NBC, with the tandem of "Hannibal" and "Parenthood," is the lone broadcast...
The untitled Silicon Valley entry joins recently the premium cable network's recently added Jonathan Groff vehicle. read more
For viewers, hearing the two words “Retrans fees” can conjure up nights spent not being able to watch their favorite network shows or local news because their cable provider/satellite provider/network/sports network/local channel can’t...Show More Summary
By Jacob Combs A new report by Media Matters reveals that coverage of recent marriage equality wins in Rhode Island, Delaware and Minnesota varied dramatically by cable news network, with MSNBC providing the most in-depth coverage and Fox News practically ignoring the issue. Of the three legislative victories, MSNBC mentioned marriage equality stories 35 times, [...]
USA's known to incorporate humor in many of their drama series, but until now, the network's focus among its original programming has been on dramas. We knew that USA had its eye on some comedy projects and today the cable channel announced that they've greenlit their first-ever original half-hour comedies. Show More Summary
The No. 1 cable network is also developing a thriller from John Legend, an FBI drama from Doug Liman and restaurant drama from "Royal Pains" showrunner Michael Rauch and restaurateur Joe Bastianich. read more
Comedy is expected to take central stage at USA’s upfront presentation this afternoon as the cable network touts to advertisers the fall launch of its big off-network acquisition, Modern Family, and unveils its newly picked up original comedy series Sirens and Playing House. Show More Summary
Cable TV viewership was down somewhat last week compared to prior weeks, perhaps owing to May sweeps on the broadcasters resulting in more people sticking to the channels lower down on the dial. The top two channels were entertainment channels TNT and USA, which had some big finales of their own. Show More Summary
The news came during NuvoTV‘s upfront presentation in NY, where the English-language cable network targeting U.S. Latinos showed off its 2013-2014 programming lineup. Jennifer Lopez already had a business stake in the network, with her Nuyorican Productions pacting in September to contribute programming, work on strategy and assist in marketing. Show More Summary