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Gordon Ramsay Announces He’s Canceling ‘Kitchen Nightmares’

" 'I’m breaking my own news today! I’ve decided it’s time to bring 'Kitchen Nightmares' to a close. Been 10 great years,' Gordon Ramsay tweeted before dawn today, reducing the number of Gordon Ramsay Culinary Repertory Theater offerings by one."…

Former Model Settles Lawsuit Over ‘Mad Men’ Title Sequence

A lawsuit over the title sequence to AMC’s hit drama series "Mad Men" has been settled. The Hollywood Reporter’s Hollywood, Esq. reports that model Gita Hall May settled her suit against Lionsgate Entertainment over briefly showing her during the show’s…

Was Stephen Colbert’s ‘Get Lucky’ Dance Party a Hoax? Colbert Responds to the Claim

In what’s being called "Daftpunkgate," Stephen Colbert came under criticism for his "Get Lucky" dance party on Tuesday, with some viewers speculating that it was an elaborate hoax to build ratings for MTV, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker….

Upfront Ad Sales Wrap as ABC Ties Up Loose Ends

With ABC wrapping up its upfront advertising sales, the broadcast negotiations are essentially over, Ad Age reports, and the five English-speaking networks brought in an estimated $8.8 billion to $9.3 billion — roughly in line with last year’s totals. "Based…

New App Tells Viewers When the Commercials Are Over

A new iOS app alerts viewers in real time when TV programming returns from a commercial break. Engadget reports that the tech goodie, Commercial Break, is currently running a beta test. "You tell it what channel you’re watching and it…

NBC Wraps Upfront, Brings Home Increases in Volume and CPM; Here’s Why It Took So Long

NBC has finished its upfront negotiations, tying up loose ends well after the July 4 weekend, which has been the informal deadline in recent years, reports Jeanine Poggi in Advertising Age. The network brought in a 20% increase in advertising…

How Facebook Plans to Grab a Slice of the TV Advertising Pie

In a bid to break into the television industry’s dominance of media budgets, Facebook plans to sell television-style commercials for as much as $2.5 million a day, reports Bloomberg. The social-networking site will start offering 15-second spots to advertisers later…

Why Are the Networks Hemorrhaging Younger Viewers — and Does It Really Matter?

One of the hottest topics in the television industry these days is why the broadcast networks are shedding younger viewers at an alarming rate — and what it means for the business. "There are lots of theories about why broadcasters…

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Two of the biggest forces in worldwide advertising, the United States-based Omnicom Group and the France-based Publicis Groupe, have merged to form the world’s largest advertisng group. All of the advertising amd media agencies listed in our headline, above, will…

Former WB Exec to Lead Ad Sales for Twentieth

The former head of ad sales for Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution will lead media sales at Twentieth Television. Twentieth announced that Michael Teicher has been named executive VP, media sales. Teicher will be based in New York and will…