Daily Archives : May 13, 2013

Media Buyer Of the Year: Chris Geraci

When Chris Geraci began working at BBDO 26 years ago, “The Cosby Show” ruled the ratings, and a young character on TV named Vinnie Terranova, played by wise guy Ken Wahl, was the talk of the town.  Remarkably, Geraci is still with…

NBC Unveils Plans for Leno-Fallon Handoff; Seth Meyers Gets Start Date

NBC paid a lot of attention to its plans for a revamped late-night lineup during today’s network upfront presentation. Deadline.com reports that the network "officially announced that Jay Leno will end his 22-year run on ‘The Tonight Show’ during the…

On the Heels of Trump Touting Show’s Renewal, ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Sinks to Season Low

On the same day that Donald Trump took to Twitter to announce that "Celebrity Apprentice" had been picked up for another season on NBC, as previously reported, the show’s Sunday night broadcast sank to a season low in the key…

Fox Bringing Back ’24’

Fox confirmed today that it will bring back the drama series "24." Reuters reports that star Kiefer Sutherland is on board for the return of the show, set for summer 2014. "’24: Live Another Day’ brings back Sutherland as counter-terrorism…

Video: NBC Rolls Out Trailers for New Shows

NBC broke out first-look trailers for a number of its upcoming programs in advance of today’s upfront presentation. Here’s the first batch: "Dracula" "Ironside" "The Michael J. Fox Show" "Sean Saves the World" "Welcome to the Family"

Fox Boss Hints at Plans for Revamped ‘Idol’

Fox Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly, gearing up for his network’s upfront presentation in New York today, talked with reporters about what’s been happening at "American Idol" — and what’s in the cards for the suddenly ratings-challenged singing competition. Among the…

The TV Academy Gets Real, With a Night of Honors That Don’t Get Nearly as Much Attention as the Emmys — but May Be Even More Important

Some called the recent White House Correspondents’ Dinner a “nerd prom,’ and that term also came to mind — in a completely endearing way — at the 6th Annual Television Academy Honors, held May 9 at the Beverly Hills Hotel….

TV’s Greatest Writers on TV’s Greatest Writers

When you have Norman Lear and Carl Reiner in the house — two of television’s most brilliant, legendary creators who go back to the original golden age of the medium — it’s assuredly going to be a night to remember….

Which TV Market Watches the Most Television?

One major American city tops the list as the TV market where people watch more live television than in any other market. Pittsburgh residents watched more live television during the February sweeps period than residents of any other large market…

ABC Renews Comedy Series

ABC revealed that it will bring back a sitcom that has been on the bubble. EW.com’s Inside TV reports that the comedy series "The Neighbors," about a family living in a suburban development populated by space aliens, has been renewed….