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TV NOW: The Increasing Demand for Wish-Fulfillment in Television

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Television viewers are an interesting breed. Since its inception decades ago, television has been a way to escape our everyday lives and experience a different world. It can provide a mirror to reflect back on society around us and our place amongst it; or it can be a looking-glass to see the world as it
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TV NOW: Is the Era of the Big 5 Networks Officially Over?

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For the past decade we have been hearing how the television industry is becoming increasingly outdated. But that was more a reflection on its slowness to embrace new technology – whether it was digital media, social media or just recognizing that cord-cutters are growing by leaps and bounds. Less acknowledged is the reality that the
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It’s Official: Jimmy Fallon to Replace Jay Leno as New Host of THE TONIGHT SHOW

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Press Release: UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – April 3, 2012 – Jay Leno, longtime host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” announced today that he will wrap up what will be 22 years of headlining the iconic late-night show in Spring 2014.  NBC also announced today that Jimmy Fallon, now host of NBC’s “Late
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Today’s TV Addict Top 5: Cold Hard Truths About Television Pilot Season

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  With the immediacy of Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and even Facebook making it so easy to broadcast news throughout the digital realm within seconds, the annual television pilot season has become akin to a virtual game of fantasy-football.  Each TV pilot is eagerly touted as the next big TV show and, with the casting of
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The Business of Show: Is the Practice of Releasing Pilots Early Online Doing More Harm Than Good?

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By: BigTVFan Apparently the less than stellar ratings for ABC’s ZERO HOUR hasn’t deterred ABC. Now they’ve released the RED WIDOW pilot 2 weeks early. I questioned this decision a few weeks ago. (Why release Zero Hour early?) Now there’s even more evidence that in most cases the negatives for this practice outweigh any positive. I
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The Business of Show: A Closer Look at How CBS Promoted Their Network to a Super Bowl-Sized Audience

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By: BigTVFan It’s always interesting to me how networks use those few major live events each year to highlight their shows. I’m talking about The Oscars, The Olympics, and the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl is the highest rated program on Television by a landslide. In this era of diminishing ratings, live sporting events are
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Did The CW Make the Grade? We Hand Out its Mid-Season Report Card

The Good: ARROW, the highly touted reboot of the iconic DC hero starring Toronto’s own Stephen Amell made its mark. Both creatively and ratings wise it not only delivered on its promise of being the anti-SMALLVILLE (Read: Watchable), but continues to illustrate The CW’s viability as a network across this increasingly crowded prime-time television landscape.
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Mark Your Calendars: CBS Announces 2013 Midseason Schedule

Hot on the heels of recent announcements by Fox, NBC, The CW and ABC, CBS becomes the last of the major broadcast nets to unveil their 2013 mid-season lineup featuring the return of RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, the premiere of Greg Berlanti’s GOLDEN BOY and the February 22nd season finale finale of CSI: NY. See for
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Did NBC Make the Grade? We Hand Out its Mid-Season Report Card

The Good: After far too many seasons spent racking our brain dreaming up positive things to say about the perennial fourth place finisher, this TV blogger and Peacock finally have a thing or two to crow about (Assuming Peacocks actually do that sort of thing!) Leveraging the ratings rich one-two combo that are Sunday Night
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Did ABC Make the Grade? We Hand Out its Mid-Season Report Card

The Good: If this TV Addict’s Twitter feed is any indication, ABC biggest success this Fall amounts to continuing to provide a home for some of the most buzzed about shows on television. On the dramatic front, the CASTLE writing staff successfully avoided the pitfalls that come with bring a show’s central couple together thanks
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