| Oct 1, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Advertisers are known for trying to get the most exposure for their commercials for the least amount of money. Sometimes, even a hard-line negotiator must make concessions.
Madison Avenue is willing to pay higher prices for a range of returning TV...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 8:45 AM
With about 36 Emmy Award categories up for grabs each year, it's clear that the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences tries to be comprehensive in recognizing TV talent. But its net has some holes in it: Each year, individuals and shows deserving of...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The flesh-eating creatures from AMC's gory "The Walking Dead" have started to eat into football's pricing power, according to Variety's annual analysis of primetime TV advertising costs.
Advertisers are willing to pay more for a package of spots across...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 11:32 AM
"The Good Wife" (CBS, Sundays), "Nashville" (ABC, Wednesdays), "Madam Secretary" (CBS, Sundays). The most satisfying and the most vexing network dramas, as seen from my little critic's corner of the world, return. And a new show whose degree of...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Families of the world, unite. It's safe to return to the television, together.
For years, television has been criticized by many for being too violent, too sex-obsessed, too adult. The official "family viewing hour" disappeared in 1977, and by the...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 6:25 AM
UPDATED: With two Winter Park brothers as contestants, "Survivor" attracted a big Central Florida audience for its season premiere Wednesday.
But the night's most-watched show nationally and locally was ABC's "Modern Family," which began its sixth...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 10:30 AM
ABC, which has been looking for a suitable comedy companion to "Modern Family" for years, just may have found one in "Blackish."
It's only one week, but the provocatively titled half-hour sitcom about an African-American family was impressive out of...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 2:55 PM
BEIJING — Johnny Galecki recently came to Beijing to rub elbows with Chinese fans of his nerdy TV comedy, "The Big Bang Theory." The 38-year-old actor signed autographs, was serenaded by a harpist and drank tea on a talk show interview streamed on...
| May 1, 2014
| 9:38 AM
Most broadcast shows were down in the ratings Wednesday night, including Fox's "American Idol" and ABC's entire lineup, according to early numbers for Nielsen.
NBC's "Chicago P.D." bucked that pattern, delivering the biggest gain of the night....
| Apr 23, 2014
| 2:45 PM
May is the busiest month for television, and the action starts early this year. The May sweeps begin Thursday and run through May 21, the official end of the season.
What to expect?
The broadcast networks unveil their fall lineups the week of May 12...
| May 27, 2014
| 10:47 AM
"Dancing With the Stars" connected with Central Florida viewers in a big way last week. The ABC dance contest ended its season and swept the top three spots in the weekly ratings. Ice dancer Meryl Davis won the contest and helped professional dancer...