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USA Network Trounces Rivals

Adweek | September 28 2010 | Posted 10.25.2011 | Media

Rival cable channels cannot conquer USA Network, they can only hope to contain it. With less than a week to go before the sun sets on another summe...

Power to the People Works When People Claim the Power

Rev. Barbara Kaufmann | Posted 10.24.2011 | Media
Rev. Barbara Kaufmann

Does the media have responsibilities? When people are in positions of power or influence over others, is there an inherent obligation to tell the truth?

'Conan' In Trouble?

Posted 10.18.2011 | Media

TBS is doubling down on its investment in "Conan" since the ratings for Conan O'Brien's late night show have failed to deliver, according to the Wall ...

'Men Of A Certain Age' Canceled

AP | Posted 09.15.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES -- TNT says it's canceled Ray Romano's award-winning series "Men of a Certain Age" after two seasons. Calling it a "difficult decision," ...

Alex Wagner

Netflix Price Hike: Rage vs. Reward | Alex Wagner | Posted 09.12.2011 | Technology

With the announcement on Tuesday that Netflix would raise its subscription prices -- separating its DVD and streaming services into two separate plans...

Breaking Bad: The Best Dramatic Show on TV Begins Another Season

Richard B. Woodward | Posted 09.07.2011 | Entertainment
Richard B. Woodward

One of many reasons to watch this ultra-dark and gripping series is that the characters face murky ethical quandaries all the time. How one unlawful action inevitably leads to another is at the heart of the show.

The Naked Nielsens

Marty Kaplan | Posted 06.14.2011 | Media
Marty Kaplan

How would you react if you found out that the basis of your business model was bogus? That's the nightmare that the television industry is finally waking up to, and I bet that online media won't be far behind.

Comedy Central Going Strong At 20 | Posted 06.11.2011 | Media

Comedy Central, which turned 20 years old on April Fool's Day, has arguably never been more relevant. The late-night tag team of Jon Stewart and Steph...

ABC Family Soars On The Back Of Original Dramas | BROOKS BARNES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If Michael G. Riley, the new president of ABC Family, comes across as a bit nervous these days, cut him some slack. Only seven months ago he was worki...

Mean Girls and Media: The Teenage Fists of Feminism

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Feminism is ultimately about the freedom to chose and compete and be who you are -- also to tumble into the slime pit of excess. As cable television has learned, there's money in the mire -- lots of it.

Oprah Winfrey Breaks Through Another Barrier

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Green

Oprah has set herself apart from anyone we've ever known in the history of television media but who would've thought she would venture alone into a world where no Black media owner has ever trod: cable television?


Greg Selkoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Selkoe

Some of you know I am launching a youth oriented entertainment cable network in 2011...Karmaloop TV I thought you might l...

Olbermann Worries About Beck's Sanity: 'Is He OK?'

Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Keith Olbermann claimed he was worried about Glenn Beck's sanity after Beck said that he wanted to let "the spirit" speak through him at his "Restorin...

Shep Smith: How Katrina Changed Me

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — His time reporting in front of a camera isn't the first thing Shepard Smith thinks about when he recalls Hurricane Katrina. Instead, ...

POLL: Is Cable Dead?

Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

With the rise of Hulu, Netflix and other Internet streaming services, some are wondering: is cable television dying? Probably not, according to the N...

SUMNER WINS! MTV Moving Forward With Sexy Girl-Band Show | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

MTV has confirmed to THR that a reality show about an aspiring raunchy girl band favored by the boss, Viacom chairman Sumner Redstone, remains in deve...

Top 10 Cable Networks For Q2: See Who Made The List

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The second quarter of 2010 has come to a close, and that means rankings have been released for the top cable networks in primetime. Below are the top ...

Five Habits of Highly Effective Unemployed People

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Shore

Do not fail to take advantage of the down time afforded by unemployment to spend as much time as possible actually lying down.

Atlantic: Cable TV Is Doomed

The Atlantic | Max Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The death of cable television would probably still be inevitable without the Federal Communications Commission's national broadband plan, which aims t...

The Online Video Gorilla in the Room: Epix

Caroline Giegerich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Caroline Giegerich

Here's my favorite feature. Viewers can watch a movie with up to 4 of their friends, even if that friend is not an Epix subscriber. Movie watchers can type messages to each other while watching allowing an almost couch-like experience.

A Follow Up: "Hank Moody: For Women Only" (Question)

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Reese Schonfeld

Despite at times being self-centered, lewd and at times irresponsible, would you date and/or marry Hank Moody?

Net Neutrality, "TV Everywhere," and Other Cable Industy Assaults on Open Television

Marvin Ammori | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Marvin Ammori

This holiday season may finally be time for millions of Americans to cut the cord on cable TV and shift to watching TV over the Internet and over the the air.

Don Draper: For Women Only, Please Respond

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

I am associated with the Culture Change Institute, a Tufts based group founded by Sam Huntington and Larry Harrison, which examines various cultures r...

Stock Market: 10 Signs it's Time to Buy

Terry Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Terry Keenan

Students of market history know that major bull runs don't begin until the excesses of the prior era have been wiped out and investors have thrown in the towel on stocks.

Michael Jackson and 4th of July Priorities of Concern

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

In the same week that hundreds of thousands of Iranians took to the streets to protest a travesty of democratic values, Americans took to the streets for the death of a superstar entertainer.