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AT PRIMETIME EMMYS, MAD MEN GOES 0-17

September 24, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

On a night of shockers at the Emmy Awards, the biggest one may not have been that Mad Men was passed over for best dramatic series — it had won the trophy four previous years — but that the series didn’t win a single award. Those connected with the series, as well as the series […]

EMMY NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

July 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

This year’s Emmy awards nominations were something of a rerun in their own right. Like last year, AMC’s Mad Men garnered the most nominations for a dramatic series — 17 — and ABC’s Modern Family for a comedy — 14. Not a single show airing on the four major networks was nominated in the drama […]

REPORT: LIONSGATE TO ACQUIRE TWILIGHT STUDIO

January 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Having failed in its effort to acquire MGM last year, Lionsgate is expected to announce as early as this week that it will be be buying Summit Entertainment for $400 plus the assumption of $300 million in debt, published reports said over the weekend. Lionsgate had spent much of the past year fending off takeover […]

EMMY SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS

July 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Friday Night Lights, the critically praised but ratings-challenged drama, is going out with a bang. The show, which recently was able to stay alive by first being televised on DirecTV before being rerun on NBC, was nominated today (Thursday) as one of the five dramas in the best drama category in the 63rd Primetime Emmy […]

CRITICS IN LOCK STEP WITH EMMY VOTERS

June 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It was like the Emmys all over again as Mad Men won the best drama award and Modern Family the best comedy award at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards in Beverly Hills on Monday. The two shows took top Emmy honors last September and are expected to dominate the field when this year’s Emmy nominees […]

MAD MEN RERUN RIGHTS BOUGHT BY NETFLIX

April 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

For the first time, a major television series will not be rerun on a broadcast or cable-TV outlet after its original telecast; instead it will be made available exclusively to Netflix’s online subscribers. The series is AMC’s Mad Men, produced by Lionsgate, which reportedly will receive between $750,000 and $900,000 per episode from Netflix for […]

IS THE DVR REALLY TO BLAME FOR FALLING RATINGS AT 10:00 P.M.?

February 21, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

While network executives have been blaming the DVR for the low ratings of 10:00 p.m. shows in recent years, today’s (Monday) New York Times points out that many cable shows during that hour are thriving. For example, it noted, MTV’s Jersey Shore, which airs at 10:00 p.m. on Thursdays, averages about six million viewers in […]

CBS HEADING FOR ITS BEST SEASON?

October 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Every one of CBS’s new series this season is beating the new series launched by its rival broadcast networks, the New York Times observed today (Monday). Moreover, it said, the network, written off by some advertisers for attracting older viewers, has been leading among the key 18-49 demographic group as well. The Times also took […]

MEL GIBSON MAY JOIN MAD MEN

September 22, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Mel Gibson, who has rarely appeared in an acting role on TV — a notable exception was his role on The Simpsons in 1999 — has been in talks with Mad Men creator-producer Matthew Weiner about taking a role in a story arc on the AMC drama next season, syndicated columnist Liz Smith reported today, […]

AD MEN NOT MAD AT MAD MEN

August 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

McCann Erickson, one of America’s largest advertising agencies, may have received numerous favorable references on AMC’s Mad Men during the run of the hit series, but the show suddenly turned on it last Sunday, and no one seems to want to tell why. In last Sunday’s episode, the character Kenneth Cosgrove, played by Aaron Staton, […]