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  • Advertisers Wager NBC's Katherine Heigl Drama Will Lead Freshman Scripted Series In New TV Season

    Katherine Heigl may be a polarizing figure in some circles, but advertisers seem to like her just fine. A Variety survey of commercial-ratings projections from four major ad buyers finds that NBC's new drama "State of Affairs" featuring the actress is...
  • Can 'The Divide' Do for WE Tv What 'Mad Men' Did for AMC?

    Next week, WE tv will premiere "The Divide," marking the basic cabler first attempt at an original scripted series -- a leap into its rebranding strategy to be less known for femme-focused programming. Created by writer-director Richard LaGravenese ("...
  • ABC's Paul Lee Talks Diversity, Scheduling and Last Season's Stumbles

    The diversity featured in ABC's upcoming primetime lineup is no accident, ABC Entertainment Group prexy Paul Lee told reporters Tuesday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour. ABC has a high volume of shows that come from minority creators and...
  • TCA 2014: ABC President Paul Lee showcases more diverse lineup

    ABC is taking a bold step this fall to diversify prime-time television by prominently showcasing African Americans, Latinos and other minorities on a scale never before seen on a major American network.   The broadcast networks have traditionally cast...
  • Critics' Choice Awards: Double Win for Allison Janney, Matt Bomer for 'Normal Heart'

    "Orange is the New Black" is off to a strong start in TV awards season, nabbing two wins at the fourth annual Critics' Choice Television Awards. Allison Janney (pictured) has emerged a double winner at the kudofest under way at the Beverly Hilton,...
  • Television networks vow to wow advertisers with new fall lineups

    Television networks vow to wow advertisers with new fall lineups
    Network television is attempting to once again defy the laws of gravity. Next week broadcast networks ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox will test their strength as the industry kicks off its annual springtime ad sales market known as the upfront. The networks...
  • Upfront Scorecard: ABC Pitches Disney Synergy to Tout Turnaround Plans

    ABC kicked off its upfront presentation with an interesting and somewhat unexpected pitch: Remember, we're part of the Walt Disney Co., home to Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm and ESPN, among other brand titans. Despite ABC Entertainment chief Paul Lee'...
  • ABC unveils fall schedule. Cannes Film Festival gets rolling.

    ABC unveils fall schedule. Cannes Film Festival gets rolling.
    After the coffee. Before the CBS and Turner upfronts. The Skinny: Got to Yankee Stadium last night but unfortunately the Bronx Bombers decided not to show up. The Mets crushed them. Still, the seats were amazing. Today's roundup includes analysis on...
  • Upfronts 2014: ABC doubles down on Shonda Rhimes amid schedule shuffle

    Looking to rebound from its third-place spot in the ratings this season, ABC in the fall will double down on Shonda Rhimes and also make a number of bets on multiethnic shows. The network on Tuesday announced that it was moving up Rhimes’ long-...
  • Upfronts 2014: Diversity is key to ABC's new lineup

    Upfronts 2014: Diversity is key to ABC's new lineup
    At its upfront presentation Tuesday in New York City, ABC showcased a 2014-15 programming lineup notable for its diversity.  "You're going to see shows reflecting the already changed face of America," ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee told an...
  • Broadcast TV viewers in U.S. to see more dramas next season

    By Liana B. Baker (Reuters) - Viewers may be laughing a lot less when they turn on their televisions this fall, as the major U.S. broadcasters are loading up their schedules with dramas in an effort to lure some defecting viewers back from cable. For...
  • Broadcasters think sports and live specials will be must-see TV

    TV executives spoke a strange language in New York this week. "We are eventizing our entertainment slate," Fox Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly told media buyers at the network's annual "upfront" presentation, where it formally presented the fall...