| May 10, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Network television is attempting to once again defy the laws of gravity.
Next week broadcast networks ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox will test their strength as the industry kicks off its annual springtime ad sales market known as the upfront. The networks...
| Dec 30, 2013
The last "Sunday Night Football" telecast of the 2013 regular season was a big one for NBC, giving the network huge ratings for the night. CBS' broadcast of the Kennedy Center Honors was down from last year....
| Jul 7, 2011
| 6:48 AM
"The Playboy Club," NBC's Chicago-filmed drama about the famed 1960s nightclub of the title, will premiere Sept. 19, the network announced.
"The Playboy Club" takes place in Chicago at the swinging hideaway for Playboy fans built by publisher Hugh...
| Jan 8, 2012
The quietest room in Hollywood may be the office where John Williams composes. In a bungalow on the Universal Studios lot, steps from the production company of his most frequent collaborator, director Steven Spielberg, Williams works alone at a 90-year-...
| Oct 2, 2011
| 12:20 PM
Baltimore takes its TV image seriously — very seriously and at the highest levels.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake championed last month's Baltimore Grand Prix, in part because she said positive TV coverage of the race would "change the way the...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 7:30 AM
NBC plans to use its Olympics coverage to promote the fall TV season, offering sneak peeks at two new comedies and launching the second season of "Grimm" when the Games end in mid-August.
The network has spread out its fall premieres over more than two...
| May 7, 2013
| 3:32 PM
Carrie Underwood will be the new voice of NBC's "Sunday Night Football" theme song, "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night," the network announced on Tuesday.
Underwood's version of the song will make its debut before the first Sunday night broadcast of...
| May 10, 2013
| 2:19 PM
You will find no tears here for the cancellation of Brian Williams' "Rock Center," which was first reported Friday by the New York Times.
It was one of the sorriest excuses for a newsmagazine that I have seen in 30 years of reporting on network...
| May 22, 2013
| 6:42 PM
The 2012-2013 TV season is officially over as of midnight Wednesday, but don't look for any clear-cut answer among the final numbers as to what show is No. 1 on prime-time network television this year.
CBS has been relentlessly claiming for months...
| Oct 10, 2011
The NFL also helped CBS, while a baseball rainout meant reruns and low numbers for FOX....
| May 7, 2013
NBC billed it as a major announcement, and revealed it during a special teleconference today. I thought they might be adding someone to the "Sunday Night Football" booth to join Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth. Instead, they've announced that they've...