| Oct 2, 2014
| 8:40 AM
UPDATED: "Modern Family" was the favorite of young adults nationally Wednesday night. But "Criminal Minds," which started its 10th season, attracted the most viewers in all nationally and locally.
"Criminal Minds" drew 11.7 million viewers as Jennifer...
| 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...
| Aug 1, 2014
Thirty-two years ago Charna Halpern approached Del Close with an offer. He was already a renowned director in the world of comedy, and working at Second City. She had just launched the ImprovOlympic and wanted him to teach a class.
"I heard about this...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 6:23 AM
What does WFTV-Channel 9 make of ABC's performance last season? And what new show is the Orlando affiliate most excited about this fall from the Disney-owned network?
"ABC had a very strong May," WFTV General Manager Shawn Bartelt told me.
| Jul 15, 2014
| 10:27 AM
ABC will bring back its most popular series, "Dancing With the Stars," on Sept. 15, a week before the TV season officially begins.
The Disney-owned network will offer six new series in the fall. "Forever," a drama about a medical examiner who won't die,...