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Daily Archives : Oct 2, 2015

CBS Drama Series Renewed

CBS announced today that it has picked up another season of a drama series. The network ordered the second season of the summer series “Zoo.” In its freshman run, the series was the most-watched scripted summer series of 2015, the…

The Big TV Story Americans Haven’t Heard

“It says something about how broadcasting is perceived that nobody cares that the industry just settled on a new transmission standard that could revitalize, if not revolutionize, the free, universal, over-the-air medium,” TVNewsCheck editor Harry A. Jessell writes in a…

‘Family Feud’ Clips With Sexual Content Go Viral — and Draw Criticism (Here’s a Sample)

Two recent clips from “Family Feud” have gone viral — and they’ve also drawn some criticism for the show. Both clips were posted online by the show, and both feature racy content. Racy enough to draw fire from critics who…

Throwback to TV’s Early Days? GE Produces a Science-Fiction Series

In what’s being called “a sign that what is old is new again,” General Electric Co. is producing a science-fiction podcast series. Reuters reports that the series represents an effort by GE ” to raise its profile among a younger,…

With Miley Cyrus Set to Host the ‘Saturday Night Live’ Season Premiere, Here are the Rules to the Miley Cyrus ‘SNL’ Drinking Game

Miley Cyrus will be making her third appearance as guest host of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” on this weekend’s 41st season premiere, and in honor of the occasion, People magazine’s Maria Yagoda offers the guidelines for a Miley Cyrus “SNL”…

ABC Greenlights Return of Prime-Time Event Series

ABC has renewed a program that aired as an event series this year. Season two of “500 Questions” got the green light for a 2016 debut. The first round of the game show, which comes from reality veterans Mark Burnett…

Ratings for Scripted Shows Plummet as Football Dominates Thursday Night

A number of scripted shows airing on the broadcast networks Thursday night struggled to match their premiere week ratings as CBS’s “Thursday Night Football” dominated the night. With help from an overtime NFL showdown between Baltimore and Pittsburgh, won by…

ABC News Program Does Something It Hasn’t Done in 7 Years — Here Are the Numbers

ABC News announced that one of its shows was No. 1 in the key news demo for the opening week of the season, something it hadn’t done in seven years. The show is “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” which delivered…

Cable Channel Rolls Out Ambitious Slate of October Premieres; Special Program Will Examine Domestic Violence

October will be a busy month for one cable channel, with four new series set to premiere along with season debuts of three returning series and an important special on domestic violence. Investigation Discovery laid out its programming plans in…

BBC Readying ‘Doctor Who’ Spinoff

A spinoff of the wildly popular sci-fi series “Doctor Who” is in the works at the BBC. Deadline.com reports that the new project, “Class,” is aimed at young adults. “Written by acclaimed YA author Patrick Ness, the series is set…