| Jun 24, 2014
| 6:31 AM
"American Idol" took a tumble in the ratings this year, but Fox doesn't see the judges as the problem.
Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. will be back next year for the singing contest's 14th season. Ryan Seacrest will continue as host....
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:03 AM
UPDATED: Barack Obama and Bill Clinton are the main guests on the Sunday programs this weekend.
Obama talks to George Stephanopoulos on ABC's "This Week," which starts at 11 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9. Obama told ABC that the World Cup is affecting some...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:07 AM
Happy 238th birthday, America!
Television will celebrate the Fourth of July on Friday with big names and big specials.
"Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" will offer what NBC bills as "the nation's largest display of patriotic firepower." In...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 8:30 AM
HONG KONG -- A trio of broadcasters in Asia are to air ABC's music show "Rising Star US."
The 10-episode series, produced by Israel's Keshet International, will be broadcast from this weekend (Sunday, June 22). It will be hosted by international singer/...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Top network executives gathered at Variety's Purpose: The Family Entertainment and Faith-Based Summit at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills on Thursday to discuss whether the word "faith" in TV is still the elephant in the room.
Paradigm agent Michael Van...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 1:18 PM
In the course of one recent week, Jennifer Lopez was honored with a Billboard Icon Award, her single "First Love" became the most-added song on pop radio, she played to a sold-out crowd in Anaheim and she wrapped another season as an "American Idol"...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:30 AM
TV's "upfront" marketplace is moving.
NBC Universal, Fox and CBS have all begun securing advance advertising commitments as part of the market for commercial time on TV, according to media-buying executives and other people familiar with the pace of...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:30 PM
You might think Madison Avenue's intense ardor for TV was in danger of cooling. Advertisers appear to have committed as much as 5% to 10% less to broadcast-television primetime in this year's "upfront" market, according to Variety estimates - dips in ad...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Ryan Seacrest, the perpetually upbeat host of "American Idol" on Fox, is joining the board of trustees of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Leaders at the museum announced on Monday that Seacrest is among four new board members, bringing the board's...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 12:45 PM
How can you not love any animated kids' film that includes a don't-blink reference to Russ Meyer's 1965 "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!"? So it goes with "Postman Pat: The Movie," the amusing, sweetly satirical CGI feature directed by Mike Disa and written...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Reality TV producers couldn't have scripted this any better.
Over the last 18 months, there has been a tremendous wave of consolidation among production companies that specialize in reality shows such as "Duck Dynasty," "Top Chef" and "Party Down South....