Fox scheduling guru Preston Beckman has referred to the millions who tune in for big sports events -- like the Olympics, Super Bowl or World Series -- as "borrowed audience."
With only a couple of weeks remaining in "Downton Abbey's" second season on PBS, a few lessons ought to be gleaned from the wave of publicity surrounding the "Masterpiece" production, including the…
Listening to Newt Gingrich bash the media during Republican primary debates -- even going so far as to suggest journalists can't be fair arbiters and shouldn't be allowed to moderate them -- evokes…
The plot of "The River" is hard not to admire, even if the longterm prospects for its journey remain shrouded in mystery.
For all the attention heaped on "Glee," the kid-oriented cable channels have long been making a concerted push into twinning comedy and music, though in most instances -- and Nickelodeon's latest…
There's a lot to like in "Smash," a new NBC drama chronicling the launch of a show about Marilyn Monroe, and the various parties -- including two appealing ingenues vying for the lead -- drawn into…
Given how deeply in bed ESPN is with the NFL, it's always somewhat surprising to see the network take a solid stand, journalistically speaking, on an issue that makes the league uncomfortable. So…
NBC Entertainment chief Bob Greenblatt was refreshingly blunt in assessing the network's performance this season, telling TV critics in January, "We had a really bad fall -- worse than I had hoped…
With HBO's "Girls" on the horizon, the confused twentysomething is getting a bit of a workout, which is, from a media perspective, a classic bit of pandering.
Featuring a couple of sketch players who are biracial but far from post-racial, "Key & Peele" says more about modern marketing than about comedy.