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Nickelodeon, Cartoon Netowrk Start To Sell Ad Commitments

variety.com — Madison Avenue is moving more quickly than anticipated to ensure pitches for electronic toys and holiday movies get put in front of the consumers most likely to be interested in them - kids and teens.

Greg Gutfeld: Fox News Turns Anchor Loose In Sunday-Night Experiment

variety.com — Come Sunday, Greg Gutfeld will have the opportunity to do something very different at Fox News Channel. He will launch a program that depends as much on humor as it does the headlines. Gutfeld, who has one of the more eclectic resumes in the business, could have the opportunity to blaze new paths at the 21 st Century Fox-owned outlet, but he's not getting ahead of himself.

CBS’ ’48 Hours': Erin Moriarity Spent More Than 16 Years On Report

variety.com — Most reporters spend days, maybe a few weeks, on an important story. Erin Moriarity worked more than 16 years. Moriarity will present new information on CBS' " 48 Hours " Saturday night that she hopes will prompt officials to take a new look at the case of Crosley Green, a Florida man convicted of murder who has spent 26 years in prison.

NBCUniversal: Anand Kini Named Chief Financial Officer

variety.com — Anand Kini, who has served as NBCUniversal 's interim chief financial officer, since Vasant M. Prabhu left the company for a position at Visa in February, was named Thursday to take over the role permanently. He will report to NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke. Kini had been executive vice president of strategy and business insights.

Bill Simmons' 'Grantland' heir is Chris Connelly - for now

bostonherald.com — Filling the shoes of Bill Simmons, the outspoken and outsize ESPN sports personality is no easy task, but ESPN is going to try. The Disney-owned sports-media juggernaut named veteran culture and sports journalist Chris Connelly as the interim editor of "Grantland," the sports and cultural commentary site Simmons led and founded in 2011.

NBC Sports Launches Documentary Film Unit

variety.com — NBC Sports is taking on whole new kind of game - the growing popularity of documentary programming. For years, producers at NBC's dedicated Olympics unit have produced hours of documentary-style features to accompany its parent company's mammoth coverage of that event.

'19 Kids and Counting' could return to TLC

torontosun.com — "19 Kids and Counting" isn't the first controversial program Discovery has had to scrutinize. In 2011, TLC launched "All-American Muslim," a reality program that followed Muslim families in Dearborn, Michigan. Lowe's the large home-improvement retailer, pulled its support of the show within weeks, after being contacted by an advocacy group known as the Florida Family Association.

ESPN: Chris Connelly Replaces Bill Simmons At Grantland

variety.com — Filling the shoes of Bill Simmons, the outspoken and outsize ESPN sports personality is no easy task, but ESPN is going to try. The Disney-owned sports-media juggernaut named veteran culture and sports journalist Chris Connelly as the interim editor of " Grantland," the sports and cultural commentary site Simmons led and founded in 2011.

19 Kids & Counting: Discovery’s TLC Mulls Keeping Josh Duggar Show

variety.com — "19 Kids and Counting" could return to TLC 's schedule, despite the recent controversy surrounding the show. The Discovery Communications-owned network has not canceled the program in the wake of the recent disclosure that Josh Duggar, one of the central figures in the show, admitted to molesting teenage girls 12 years ago.

Viacom Renews Carriage Deal with Mediacom

variety.com — Viacom has renewed its broad-based carriage agreement with Mediacom, the nation's eighth-largest cable operator. The pact covers 19 basic channels and pay cabler Epix. The deal comes at a time when Viacom has parted ways with other smaller cable operators over cost issues and a reluctance from operators to continue carrying the company's entire suite of basic channels.
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May 30, 2015

@CommentaryCNN as NBC once reminded us: if you haven't seen it, it's new to you!

May 30, 2015

RT @NCCMedia: Upfront 2015: Kids’ TV Ad Market Has Started To Move shrd.by/Dtcee2 Healthier than many people had expected @bristei

May 30, 2015

New @CNN promos portray @Bourdain and @andersoncooper as heart of network's talent roster and lineup

May 30, 2015

RT @N4TVM: Greg Gutfeld is getting a comedic news show on Fox News on Sunday nights. variety.com/2015/tv/news/g…

May 30, 2015

.@FoxNews says @megynkelly will interview Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar next week....

May 29, 2015

A-ha! @NBC announces 'Aquarius' only available in binge-able formats til June 25. Knew there had to be a catch....



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