"The Originals" is a rather unfortunate name for a series that so clearly isn't -- a "Vampire Diaries" spinoff that at least has less awkward initials than its sire.
No matter how many next-day TV ratings stories I write, I'm still the embodiment of the headache networks and advertisers suffer from these days.
"Dexter" had been running on creative fumes the past few seasons, and Sunday night's series finale -- despite its emotional flourishes -- merely underscored that this was a series well past its…
ABC had a solid but unspectacular start to the season for its Friday lineup opposite mostly repeat competition, with “Shark Tank” leading the way as usual. According to Nielsen prelims, the…
CBS was understandably giddy when "Under the Dome" opened to eye-opening ratings, and proceeded to hold on well. Not only had the network taken a big swing outside its wheelhouse, but it scored a…
Emmy nomination day this year was like an instant snapshot of the breadth and excitement of today's television landscape, not to mention -- for the recognized actors -- a reminder that TV might be…
Netflix outbid CBS's Showtime Networks for an output deal with The Weinstein Co. that makes the Internet-streaming provider the exclusive U.S. subscription television service for first-run films from…
By happenstance, I recently re-watched the pilot for "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," which remains one of the more accomplished prototypes I've ever seen. In hindsight, though, the progression of…
Sports fans, get ready to shell out more coin to watch your fave teams skirmish on TV. Not a sports nut? Well, you're going to pay more, too, if you want to get traditional television service from a…
Jordan Kerner's career as a television executive started long before he reached the network suites at ABC and Universal Television for NBC; it started in his Stanford dorm room.