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Clint Eastwood Frames Anthony Sadler’s College Graduation Day

Mon, 22 May 2017 04:00:47 +0000

While 86-year-old Clint Eastwood was busy this weekend at the Cannes Film Festival, attending a swanky Saturday night Vanity Fair party and taking part in a Master Class discussion on Sunday, 24-year-old Anthony Sadler, whose heroic actions in France in 2015 will be brought to screen by Eastwood, was garnering some extra media attention as...

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The 5 Defining Trends of This Year’s Broadcast Upfronts

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:36:26 +0000

During the annual broadcast upfronts last week, most of the networks picked up right where they left off last year: reasserting their dominance by repeatedly pummeling digital advertising, especially in light of advertisers' renewed concerns about online placement in offensive environments on platforms like YouTube. "Promising brand safety is a really low bar, and some...

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Why This Is Us Is on Broadcast TV, and 5 More Things You Didn’t Know About the Hit Show

Fri, 19 May 2017 14:23:36 +0000

One of the most-buzzed about moves during the broadcast upfronts this week was NBC's decision to move This Is Us to Thursdays at 9 p.m., where it will help bring Must-See TV back to the network. But in reality, buyers and audiences haven't stopped talking about the show since last year's presentation, when its upfront...

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The 10 Most Memorable Moments From This Year’s Upfront Week

Fri, 19 May 2017 12:00:01 +0000

Another upfront week is in the books, and while the week's usual highlight was MIA this year--Jimmy Kimmel skipped his annual upfront roast at ABC's event to stay in L.A. with his newborn son, who continues to recover from open-heart surgery--the other networks filled the void with plenty of laughs and cringeworthy moments. As each...

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The CW Shakes Up Its Fall Schedule With a Dynasty Reboot and Military Drama

Thu, 18 May 2017 13:45:12 +0000

The CW is making big changes to its fall schedule, leaving only one night unchanged as it launches a Dynasty reboot and--as several other broadcasters are also doing--a military drama. The network revealed the new lineup, which The CW president Mark Pedowitz called "our strongest schedule ever," shortly before its upfront presentation this morning at...

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Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes Has Died

Thu, 18 May 2017 12:52:08 +0000

Former Fox News co-founder and CEO Roger Ailes has died. He was 77. "I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away," wrote his widow Elizabeth Ailes. "Roger was a loving husband to me, to his son Zachary, and a loyal friend to many. He was also a patriot,...

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Stephen Colbert Caps His Late-Night Resurgence By Stealing the Show at CBS Upfront

Thu, 18 May 2017 01:24:55 +0000

During last year's CBS upfront presentation, Stephen Colbert was little more than a footnote. The network instead gave the 2016 spotlight to his late-night companion, James Corden, who received not one but two extravagant opening production numbers. Meanwhile, Colbert was shoehorned in partway through, delivering a tepid routine that fell flat with the Carnegie Hall...

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Matt Zoller Seitz on Inspiring Damon Lindelof and ‘Breaking Up’ With Bad TV

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:10:55 +0000

This week's 'Lunch' date at Michael's was a chance to indulge my fanatical love for television. I got to dissect the minutiae of many of my all-time favorite shows (and one that disappointed me on a spectacular level-more on that later) with Matt Zoller Seitz, TV critic for New York magazine and as well...

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How NCM Is Changing Your Moviegoing Experience

Wed, 17 May 2017 20:11:52 +0000

Long before a movie starts can be a valuable time for brands to get their message out. That's why National CineMedia (NCM) uses the TV upfront week to entice advertisers to buy in to what they're selling. The centerpiece of NCM's advertiser presentation today-its 6th annual upfront-was the revamp of its signature cinema pre-show series,...

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Why TBS and TNT Are Undergoing a ‘Top-to-Bottom Rebuild’

Wed, 17 May 2017 18:26:43 +0000

TBS and TNT president Kevin Reilly told ad buyers at Turner's 2017 upfront today that his channels are not just in the middle of a refresh "but a top-to-bottom rebuild." "When you think of great immersive binge-worthy drama, much of it is not on ad-supported TV," Reilly said, acknowledging that traditional TV's newest and fiercest...

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