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Can Broadcast Networks Compete In A World Of Binge-Worthy TV?

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend ExcerptNow that viewers have been able to get themselves a taste of such privileges like binge-watching and having access to older episodes of TV shows, they’re demanding it across the board, and the networks are scrambling to find ways to cost-effectively deliver.

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Here’s What I Learned After Ditching My Cable For The Month Of July

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I experimented with cord cutting for the month of July, shutting down my cable account for 30 days so as to see what all the fuss is about and what I could both lose and gain by staying away. Both sides had their pros and cons, the question was, which choice was more worth doing?

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The Inevitable and Obligatory Emmy Roundup That’s Actually Different From All the Others

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Doing anything in Hollywood is like steering an aircraft carrier. It ain’t turning on a dime, but will, ideally, slowly but surely move into a different direction. This year’s Emmys show that the ATAS voting members are at least starting to evolve.

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Launch Pad Alum David Hoffman Joins Writers Room Of Upcoming Shawn Ryan Series “Timeless” (Exclusive)


2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition winner David Hoffman has joined the writers’ room on the upcoming Shawn Ryan and Eric Kripke series Timeless premiering this fall on NBC.

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The Runway – The CW Upfronts: What Got Picked Up, What Didn’t, And Why

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In the midst of this week’s network upfronts, The Runway contributors Andrew Woodberry and Ashish Mehta discuss what got picked up, what didn’t, and why. On Thursday, The CW delivered the last of the network upfront presentations, celebrating the arrival of Supergirl as well as a few new series to the fall schedule.

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THE CATCH Review: “The Happy Couple” / “The Wedding”

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Much like a parmigiana dish at Buca de Beppo, quantity does not always make up for lack of quality, and that was the problem with the finale of The Catch. The theme of this week’s episode is family: privilege’s own prison.

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Your Fall Television Schedule

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Now that the major five networks have released their new orders and schedules, it is time to begin planning our viewing calendars!

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The Runway – CBS Upfronts: What Got Picked Up, What Didn’t, And Why

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In the midst of this week’s network upfronts, The Runway contributors Andrew Woodberry and Ashish Mehta discuss what got picked up, what didn’t, and why. On Wednesday, it was The Eye’s turn to present their upcoming schedule to Madison Avenue and present the latest trailers for the new series.

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CW Spreads Their DC Universe Across Four Nights This Fall

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CW excitedly pointed out during their upfront presentation that they have a clear audience and are aware of what that audience wants to watch.

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Issues Of Diversity Hang Over CBS Upfront Presentation

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ABC may have gotten some backlash over their cancellations, but CBS is taking serious heat for their pilot orders on the newly announced schedule – a lineup filled with male-led comedies and procedurals.

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The Runway – ABC Upfronts: What Got Picked Up, What Didn’t, And Why

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In the midst of this week’s network upfronts, The Runway contributors Andrew Woodberry and Ashish Mehta discuss what got picked up, what didn’t, and why. On Tuesday, ABC revealed a few sneak peaks of some of the shows that will hit the Alphabet in the fall.

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The Runway – FOX Upfronts: What Got Picked Up, What Didn’t, And Why

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In the midst of this week’s network upfronts, The Runway contributors Andrew Woodberry and Ashish Mehta discuss what got picked up, what didn’t, and why. On Monday, Fox followed up NBC with its upfront presentation, unveiling nearly a dozen new shows that will be joining the network’s schedule.

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ABC Breaks Up The Shondaland Primetime Party On Thursday Nights

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Jimmy Kimmel made a splash this morning with an opening monologue at ABC’s upfront presentation that may have been closer to a roast. With performances, light-hearted moments, and videos of new series all on full display.

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ABC Reveals Full Trailers For Their New Lineup At Upfronts

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After getting people excited a few days ago with the “first look” teasers for ABC’s new series, today at their upfront presentation they revealed full trailers for all the series.

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Amazon, Hulu & Netflix Load Up On Original Content

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Amazon, Hulu, and Netflix have forged their own paths to creating content in the digital subscription space and while the major networks show off their choices on Madison Ave. we wanted to look at what these three big online channels have in the works.

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The Runway – NBC Upfronts: What Got Picked Up, What Didn’t, And Why

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In the midst of this week’s network upfronts, The Runway contributors Andrew Woodberry and Ashish Mehta discuss what got picked up, what didn’t, and why. On Monday, NBC held its upfront presentation, so how is The Peacock’s fall schedule shaping up?

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“The Grinder” Rests – When Bad Things Happen To Good Shows

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Great shows get killed off prematurely all the time. Still, it stings when a show you like doesn’t get the viewership it needs to be renewed, and you suddenly don’t get to spend any more time with these characters you’ve grown to like so much. That’s especially true with The Grinder, which was cancelled by Fox last week.

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ABC Gives A Taste Of Their New Series In First Looks

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Catch all the first look for ABC’s new series ahead of their upfront presentation in New York.

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Fox Releases Trailers For Their New Series At Upfronts

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Fox is ready to overload you with all-new programming! Check out trailers from their upfront presentation here!

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Watch All The NBCUniversal TV Trailers That Dropped During Upfronts

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You may have been distracted by the news coming out of Cannes, or all the fun concert feeds and late night comedy stars who’ve been making headlines all day, but some great TV trailers dropped today. Here are the ones from NBCUniversal!

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Fox Hands “24: Legacy” The Post-Superbowl Premiere Slot

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The highly anticipated 24 reboot, 24: Legacy, just landed itself the best premiere slot on television: right after the Super Bowl. Find out what else Fox announced at the 2016 Upfront here!

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HBO, Showtime & Starz Work To Steal Viewers With New Series Orders

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Premium cable networks like HBO, Showtime, and Starz have taken the battle for subscribers to another level this year as each channel has fully implemented an a la carte system in order to win over the cord-cutters.

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Cable Nets Place Their Series Orders

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Cable channels may not have the same level of presence as the major networks at upfronts, but that doesn’t mean we’re not curious about what they’re ordering throughout the year. See a breakdown of everything in the pipeline here!

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NBCUniversal Kickstarts A Week Of Upfronts With Their Stable Of Stars

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While CBS is developing projects exclusively for CBS All Access, and ABC fights to retain stacking rights, NBCU is trying to prove that the cord-cutting generation hasn’t given up on traditional television as much as you would think.

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Your Guide To Upfronts Presentations And Parties

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It’s Upfronts time! This week, TV executives, creators, and stars head to the east coast to present their lineup after the spring cleaning and new orders that occurred last week and we’ve got your guide to all the presentations and parties.

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TV Orders, Renewals, And Cancellations – What Did The Networks Choose?

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We’ve broken down all of the network pilots for you, tracked casting, and followed their updates all season long. Now we’ve collected all that information and have put it together for you in one handy guide!

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DC Comedy “Powerless” And Three Other Comedies Ordered By NBC

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NBC is adding a new addition to the DC TV universe with a series order for Powerless, the superhero insurance comedy starring Vanessa Hudgens and Dani Pudi.

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CBS Orders “Training Day”, “Bull”, “MacGyver” And “The Great Indoors”

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Bull starring Michael Weatherly has received a series order along with Pure Genius, MacGyver, and Training Day, and comedies Man With A Plan and The Great Indoors.

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Fox Drops All Freshman Comedies And Renews “Sleepy Hollow”

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Bordertown, Cooper Barrett’s Guide To Surviving Life, Grandfathered, and The Grinder have all been cut from Fox’s series ranks.

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ABC Axes “Muppets”, “Agent Carter”, “Castle” And More

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Say goodbye to cult favorite Agent Carter and long-standing hour-long Castle, as ABC has decided to cancel both shows in addition to The Muppets, Galavant, Nashville, and The Family.

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