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PALEYFEST 2016 – The Complete Wrap-Up, Recap And Analysis

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Last week, The Dolby Theater was infiltrated by a slew of popular television shows, their stars, and their fans for a series of panels. Here’s the complete recap and analysis from this year’s Paleyfest.

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THE RUNWAY: TRACKING THE 2016 PILOTS, TRENDS & NETWORKS

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The Tracking Board presents the 3rd annual edition of The Runway! The premise is simple: we read, review and prognosticate on the future of every single network show picked up to pilot. So fasten your seatbelts, because pilot season is about to take off.

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PALEYFEST HIGHLIGHTS: “Supergirl”

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The first weekend of PaleyFest ends with the executive producers and cast of Supergirl as they deal with the most important questions, like which cast would win in a sing-off: The Flash or Supergirl?

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PALEYFEST HIGHLIGHTS: “Black-ish”

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As the cast and creators of Black-ish took to the stage at PaleyFest, conversations varied from writing process, to Norman Lear, to that time Tracy Ellis Ross supposedly punched co-star, Anthony Anderson. See all the top moments here!

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PALEYFEST HIGHLIGHTS: “Scream Queens”

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The cast of Scream Queens hit the stage of PaleyFest for an audience filled with pink faux furs and ear muffs for an hour filled laughs and thrills, and we have all the top moments for you here!

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PALEYFEST HIGHLIGHTS: “Better Call Saul”

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PaleyFest takes over the Dolby Theater in Hollywood this weekend and we’ve got all your highlights! Saturday afternoon’s panel brought the upcoming episode of the much beloved Better Call Saul along with creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, and series stars Bod Odenkird, Michael McKean, Rhea Seehorn and more!

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The Ides Of March And The First Season Of HBO’s “Rome”

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THE MUST-STREAM MOVIES AND SHOWS COMING TO NETFLIX IN MARCH

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In March, Netflix is releasing new seasons of seven original series, one feature film, a documentary and a stand-up special. Here’s the complete list of what’s coming to Netflix in March, with our picks for what to watch.

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TB TV RECAP: Jason Bateman And Hank Azaria Will Produce And Star In New Pilots

Jason-BatemanTV veterans Jason Bateman and Hank Azaria each sold a pilot this week. Azaria will return to familiar comedic ground, while Bateman will travel into dramatic territory.

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10 TV Houses That We Wish Were Listed On AirBnB

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The infamous Murder House from American Horror Story is now renting on AirBnB, though we’re not sure who would want to stay there. From The Simpsons house on Evergreen Terrace to Don Draper’s Manhattan digs, here’s a list of 10 other TV homes we’d like to see listed on AirBnB.

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11 Movies That Still Need A TV Reboot

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From Friday Night Lights to Fargo, networks have never been shy to reinvent a popular movie for television. This development season, however, has seen a surge in the film-to-series trend. Nevertheless, we’ve found 10 movies that still need a TV reboot.

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TB TV RECAP: NBC Really Wants A Primetime Variety Show

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Amid the frenzy of casting news this week, pick ups and orders have slowed. Even news on renewals for next season has been fairly quiet, but let’s take a look a few of the bigger projects announced this week at NBC and FX.

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#TB Thursday: An Ode To Odenkirk

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Bob Odenkirk may be best known for his role as Saul Goodman in the AMC series Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad. But if you consider yourself a comedy buff, you’ve been a fan of his work for years – especially his groundbreaking late-night HBO sketch series Mr. Show.

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“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” Will Launch On All Turner Nets, Continuing Trend Of Non-Traditional Premieres

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When Daily Show alum Samantha Bee’s new late-night show premieres tonight, it will launch across all of Turner’s networks, part of Kevin Reilly’s strategy for a makeover of the Turner brand. Moves like this are becoming more common as nets struggle to compete amid the oversaturated TV landscape while streaming services continue to siphon away viewers.

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“Empire”, “Scream Queens”, “Scandal”, And More At The 33rd Annual PaleyFest Los Angeles

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The Paley Center for Media’s Paleyfest celebrates television and treats fans with candid conversations with the stars, showrunners, and other creative minds behind some of your favorite shows that have been filling up DVR players nationwide.

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The Tracking Board’s Best And Worst Television Experiences Of 2015

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Here at The Tracking Board, we’re ranking those TV shows that had us pinned to the edge of our couch until the next episode-and calling out those that just took up space on our DVR. It’s our annual Top 5 Best and Worst Television Experiences of 2015!

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TB TV RECAP: A Mid-Season Wrap Up

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With this being a shortened week for Thanksgiving break, we thought we would do something a bit different. Hopefully when we all return refreshed from the holidays, we will be able to hit the ground running as the production side of pilot season kicks into high gear!

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TB TV RECAP: “Lost In Space” In Development At Netflix

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Netflix announced that they are working on a reboot of the CBS television series Lost In Space, while Noah Hawley is set to tackle Vonnegut for FX. Plus, a round-up of the shows that went into development at the networks this week.

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TB TV RECAP: ABC’s “Murder Town” Stirs Controversy

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It was a slow week for buying as the holidays approach, but one pick up is getting a lot of buzz–though not necessarily the good kind: ABC’s Murder Town has some east coast residents calling for a name change. Also, a round up of the networks’ newest shows in development.

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TB TV RECAP: Focus Shifts To Digital Streaming

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While we’ve mostly focused on traditional network buys over the past few weeks, major moves have been happening to bridge the gap between television and new media. Most notably, the newly released Apple TV and YouTube Red. Plus, a round-up of the shows that went into development at the networks this week.

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TB TV Recap: Fox Leads The Spree, Remakes And Reboots Continue, And MultiCams Will Never Leave Us

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Your weekly dose of what channels are buying what projects and the growing trends that dictate their moves. Plus, an updated breakdown of the latest projects in development at each network.

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TB TV Recap: Music Continues To Play, While New Media Makes Waves

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This week, the trend to develop music-centric series continued, while one city in particular seems to be catching Hollywood’s eye. Plus, the internet makes an impact with new shows in development for its biggest stars.

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The 5 New Shows We Can’t Wait To See, And The 5 We’re Going to Hate-Watch Regardless

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Today, we’re looking at the most promising new shows on the schedule, and those which are shaping up to be the most deliciously hate-watchable. Check it out and tell us where we’re right, and where we’re Super-wrong.

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EMMYS 2015: The Tracking Board Predicts Who Will Win & Who Should Win

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Awards season makes gamblers out of all of us and we here at The Tracking Board thought we’d lend our expertise to predict who will win on Sunday night (and who should actually win).

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{TB Talks TV} An Addict’s Top 10 Reasons You Should Be Watching Agents of SHIELD


Let Dana Leigh Brand convince you to watch Agents of SHIELD aka the best sci-fi series on TV.

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Keshet International To Open U.S.-Based Scripted Studio

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The successful Israeli media group behind Homeland is setting up shop in the States.

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The Runway – Your 2015 Pilot Survival Guide: What Got Picked Up, What Didn’t, And Why!

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In the final edition of this year’s Runway, we examine what predictions were correct, what didn’t get picked up, and why!

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The Runway – Your 2015 Pilot Survival Guide: NBC Dramas

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The Runway dissects and examines each network’s string of pilot scripts to determine what will get picked up, what will be shelved, and why it matters. This week we break down all of the 2015 NBC Drama Pilots!

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The Runway – Your 2015 Pilot Survival Guide: Fox Dramas

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The Runway dissects and examines each network’s string of pilot scripts to determine what will get picked up, what will be shelved, and why it matters. This week we break down all of the 2015 CBS Drama Pilots!

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The Runway – Your 2015 Pilot Survival Guide: CBS Dramas

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The Runway dissects and examines each network’s string of pilot scripts to determine what will get picked up, what will be shelved, and why it matters. This week we break down all of the 2015 CBS Drama Pilots!

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