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Netflix is Raising Prices, But Will It Cover the Cost of Business? (Network Series)

Netflix has over 100 million subscribers now and, in spite of the billions of dollars it brings in through subscriptions, it continues to borrow billions more to keep churning out that content. How long can the business model hold?

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“Valor” Showrunners on the Responsibility of Depicting Women in the Military

“It’s really not a story we see depicted a lot… but it’s an experience that I think is impotant for people to understand and talk about and showcase,” creator Kyle Jarrow tells Tracking Board of new CW drama.

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“Outlander” EP Breaks Down That Final Scene, Brianna’s Decision (SPOILERS)

outlander 305 small “It’s such an interesting episode for Claire and for Brianna, both their challenges and their emotional arcs,” executive producer Maril Davis tells Tracking Board.

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The CW Redefines What It Means to Be a Success (Network Series)

The CW has created a business model unlike any of the major networks with a combination of actioners from Greg Berlanti, genre YA series, and a few light-hearted dramas for its long-time viewers.

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9 Breakout Stars of the Fall 2017 Television Season

Superheroes, politicians, murderers and Starfleet commanders are coming to your TV screens this fall, and here’s nine who will be making a splash.

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Telethons Lose Their Identity as Celebrities Overshadow the Cause

Telethon“Crowdfunding has made a splash with apps like GoFundMe, Kickstarter and Indiegogo, so now that anyone can run their own mini-telethon by sourcing funds from friends and family, what’s the point of even having a telethon,” writes Sabrina Cognata.

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“Versailles” Infuses New Life into Season 2 with Help from Jessica Clark

palatine excerptThe Tracking Board sits down with producer Aude Albano and actor Jessica Clark to talk all things Versailles, which debuts its second season this weekend.

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Fox Appears to Have a Dark Year Ahead of Them (Network Series)

empire excerptFox may be drawing younger demographics but the network is still struggling to find a new hit.

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“This Is Us”: 5 Biggest Revelations From the Season 2 Premiere (SPOILERS)

Spoilers abound for the Tuesday night premiere of the NBC Mandy Moore-Milo Ventimiglia family drama

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5 Video Game Adaptations for Netflix to Consider

After the success of “Castlevania”, here is a good list to go off of for future adaptations.

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“This Is Us” Season 2: Everything We Know So Far

this is us small Get caught up on where we left off and where we’re going as NBC’s Milo Ventimiglia-Mandy Moore tearjerker This Is Us gets set to return this Tuesday.

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Does Fox and Trevor Engelson’s Royalty-Inspired Show Cross the Line?

meghan markle excerptHell may hath no fury like a woman scorned, but a producer scorned clearly comes a close second.

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A Special Operation’s Guide to This Fall’s TV Military Dramas

military dramas small Can’t tell the difference between The Brave, SEAL Team and Valor? Not sure which one is worth your time? We’ve got you covered.

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It’s the Best of Times and the Worst of Times at ABC (Network Series)

abc excerptWhile ABC came in a close second to NBC last season in the prime demo rankings, without any sports programming to speak of, they also finished a distant third place in total viewers, with 6.2 million per show, losing nine percent of their audience from the year before.

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Tracking Board Presents: Your Ultimate Fall TV Viewing Schedule

exerpt The Emmys are over and fall premiere season is upon us. This time of year can become overwhelming, so to help you choose what to watch, The Tracking Board presents our ultimate schedule, guiding you through your nightly TV viewing habits.

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Primetime Emmys 2017: Our Favorite Nominated Moments of the Year (Videos)

emmy moments we love small From Reese Witherspoon’s Big Little Lies speech to Kate McKinnon’s Saturday Night Live song to heartbreaking This Is Us moments from Sterling K. Brown and Ron Cephas Jones, here are our favorite Emmy-nominated moments of 2017.

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Primetime Emmys 2017: Where to Stream This Year’s Nominated Episodes

emmy where to stream small Fall television has arrived! While we’re all excited to see what new shows networks have made for us, it’s also time to look back at the past year and the shows that are competing for the golden statues at this year’s Emmy Awards.

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Television is Missing Out on a Golden Demographic

Grace and Frankie ExcerptPlenty of people are outside the prime demo of 18-49 and they not only watch a lot of television and see a lot of movies, they also spend a fair amount of money. But apparently, that money is of no interest to networks and advertisers.

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NBC Is the Reigning Network, But Can “This is Us” and “Will & Grace” Keep Them There? (Network Series)

nbc excerptThe Peacock Network, which used to be known for its Must See TV Thursday night lineup of sitcoms, has mostly eschewed them of late to focus on hour long dramas, and found great success in the process. But can This is Us and the NFL keep the network on top?

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Asians, Pacific Islanders Still Underrepresented on TV, New Study Finds

fresh off the boat small There’s a “TVShoWhite” problem when it comes to depictions and representations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders on the small screen, according to a new academic study.

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“Outlander” EP: Jamie and Claire Will Be Reunited “As Soon as Possible” in Season 3

outlander season 3 maril interview small “We never set out like, ‘oh how many episodes should we keep them apart?’ That was never in our minds, because like the fans, we want to see them reunite as soon as possible,” executive producer Maril Davis told Tracking Board.

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“You’re the Worst” Showrunner on Whether Edgar and Lindsay Are the New Jimmy and Gretchen

ytw edgar and lindsay small “I don’t think they’re destined to be a great romance,” FXX showrunner Stephen Falk tells Tracking Board.

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CBS Is Still Your Number One Broadcast Network, But Not by Much (Network Series)

cbs-excerptWith Labor Day now in our rearview mirror and the new TV season about to knock on our door, it’s time once again to turn from the big screen to the small. Considering that CBS has won the crown for most viewers for nine straight seasons, and 14 of the last 15, it’s hard to imagine that it was ever a punchline, but it was. A big one.

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“You’re the Worst” Showrunner: Season 4 Is the “Boy Loses Girl” Section of the Rom Com

you're the worst renewal small “We’re in ‘Rachel and Ross take a break.’ We’re in the troubled part,” showrunner Stephen Falk tells Tracking Board of the upcoming season.

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“Game of Thrones”: Season 7 Finale Winners and Losers

game of thrones small Now that another season of Game of Thrones has come to an end, who came out on top in the longest episode to date? Who made the smart moves? Who doomed themselves? And are they all just screwed anyway?

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When the Box Office Slows, It’s Time to Look Forward to Fall Television

network excerptWith the entertainment news cycle and box office taking their typical late summer slow down, Neil Turitz takes a look into his crystal ball to see what the big television topics will be in the coming months.

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“Game of Thrones” Season 7 Finale: Everything We Know So Far

game of thrones finale small The Season 7 finale of Game of Thrones promises to be the biggest episode yet – and that’s just in the runtime. Here’s everything we know so far to prepare you for Sunday.

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Is Hollywood Taking “Write What You Know” Too Far?

crashing excerpt“While the scripted versions of the behind-the-scenes world of entertainment can be insightful, it now feels like these kinds of projects are everywhere, to the point where even those of us who enjoy this kind of self-examination are throwing up our hands and wondering if it has all become overkill,” writes Neil Turitz.

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Is the “Game of Thrones” Ultimately Only for Men?

dany excerptIs Game of Thrones betraying the empowering storylines of Daenerys Targaryen and Sansa Stark so they can further the storylines of the male characters?

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Career Therapist: What’s Going on with Naomi Watts?

naomi-wattsThis week’s The Glass Castle is Naomi Watts’ fourth movie of 2017, but did you see any of them, and has she been using her considerable talents to pick the best roles that show off said talents?

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