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Changing TV Landscape Colors ‘Upfront’ Ad Sales Outlook

wsj.com — With U.S. consumer confidence up, an improving employment picture and low gas prices, television executives should have a little spring in their step as they head into the industry's peak season of negotiations with advertisers. Instead, network heads are gearing up for another bleak showing at the "upfronts," when they will sell the majority of...

HBO, Vice Media Announce Multi-Year News Programming Deal

wsj.com — HBO is teaming up with Vice Media to launch a daily newscast, the two companies said Thursday. The newscast, which will debut later this year, is part of a broad expansion of an existing partnership between Time Warner Inc.'s HBO and Vice Media, a New York-based content startup known for its edgy news coverage ranging from investigative features to absurdist stories.

Corden’s Debut on “Late Late Show” Draws More Viewers Than Ferguson’s Season Average

blogs.wsj.com — With a little help from Jay Leno, Meryl Streep, Chris Rock and even CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves, James Corden made his debut in late night as the new host of "The Late Late Show."According to Nielsen, 1.66 million viewers tuned in at 12:37 a.m.

‘Empire’ is Bittersweet Success for Departed Fox Executive

blogs.wsj.com — Someone at Fox might want to send former network chief Kevin Reilly a bottle of champagne. Mr. Reilly, who departed as chairman of Fox Entertainment last year after a string of disappointing seasons, was the executive who ordered "Empire" for the network in a swing-for-the-fences move last spring.

Prices Add Up With a la Carte TV

wsj.com — With HBO and CBS planning stand-alone streaming services, the oft-maligned pay-TV bundle has begun to loosen. But it's not clear the brave new streaming world that replaces it will actually be cheaper for consumers. By offering their networks directly to consumers via the Internet, HBO and CBS are cutting out the middleman-cable and satellite companies-and potentially undermining the backbone of the television business.

NBC News Gets Ratings Lift From Insomniacs

blogs.wsj.com — NBC News is getting a little help in the ratings from insomniacs. Over the past seven weeks, almost a dozen NBC stations have been airing "Nightly News" in the middle of the night, usually after 2 a.m.

Seinfeld nears streaming video deal, yada yada

marketwatch.com — "Seinfeld" is about to become master of a whole new domain: the Internet. Sony Pictures Television, a unit of Sony Corp. is in advanced talks to sell reruns of the hit 1990s NBC sitcom to an online video service, and expects to have a deal wrapped up in the next few weeks, people familiar with the situation said.

Seinfeld Nears Streaming Video Deal, Yada Yada

blogs.wsj.com — Sony Pictures Television, a unit of Sony Corp., is in advanced talks to sell reruns of "Seinfeld" to an online video service, and expects to have a deal wrapped up in the next few weeks, people familiar with the situation said.Among the bidders chasing the rights to the "show about nothing" are Hulu, Amazon and Yahoo.

NBC Makes It Official, Hiring Andy Lack As News Chief

blogs.wsj.com — Andy Lack is returning as chairman of NBC News and MSNBC, as NBCUniversal looks to calm turbulence in its news operations.Patricia Fili-Krushel, who had overseen news for NBCUniversal, will take on an as-yet undetermined role on NBCUniversal Chief Executive Steve Burke's executive team.

NBC makes it official, hiring Andy Lack as news chief

marketwatch.com — Andy Lack is returning as chairman of NBC News and MSNBC, as NBCUniversal looks to calm turbulence in its news operations. Patricia Fili-Krushel, who had overseen news for NBCUniversal, will take on an as-yet undetermined role on NBC Universal Chief Executive Steve Burke's executive team.
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Mar 27, 2015

On episode 5 of Bloodline. This is the male or break one.

Mar 27, 2015

Just looked at original trailer for "Brights Lights, Big City." Man did Hollywood screw that one up in every way imaginable.

Mar 27, 2015

So now we're not just "rebooting" hits, now we're rebooting time period hits. Is a Wings revival next?

Mar 27, 2015

Watching The Americans and have decided that Elizabeth and Philip are free range parents.

Mar 26, 2015

Maybe I missed it but I didn't see "Nothing in Common" in the Tom Hanks - James Corden bit. Underrated flick.

Mar 26, 2015

@BeBreezyMan All good questions. Hope to have more on it later. Stay tuned.

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