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    ABC Trims ‘Imaginary Mary’ Episode Order

    ABC has slashed the episode order of upcoming Sony TV/ABC Studios midseason comedy “Imaginary Mary” from 13 to 9. Citing needing more time to produce this hybrid of live-action and animation, “Imaginary Mary” from Adam F. Goldberg centers on Alice (Jenna Elfman), a 30-something bachelorette whose life is turned upside down when she finally meets […]

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    ABC Issues Full Season Orders to ‘Designated Survivor’ and ‘Speechless’

    Just two episodes in and optimistic ABC has issued full season episode orders to Kiefer Sutherland drama “Designated Survivor” and sitcom “Speechless.” Both air on Wednesday and both received an order for nine additional episodes, bringing their first season tallies to 22. The news comes two days after NBC issued a full season (five episode) […]

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  • MISTRESSES - ABC's "Mistresses" stars Jes Macallan as Josslyn ("Joss") Carver, Yunjin Kim as Karen Kim and Rochelle Aytes as April Malloy. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

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    ABC Cancels ‘Mistresses’

    ABC has opted against a fifth season of scripted summer drama “Mistresses.”  Based on a U.K. series of the same name, the now series-finale on Sept. 6 averaged only 2.57 million viewers and a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49.  By comparison, the show debuted in June 2013 to 4.4 million viewers and a 1.2 in […]

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    ABC Expands Agreement to Air the Oscars

    ABC and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have expanded their agreement for eight more years, in which the network will remain home to the Oscars through 2028. The existing contract for the Academy Awards was scheduled to expire in 2020. “We’re honored to continue our storied and successful partnership with ABC in […]

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    Michael Strahan Sells Drama ‘Hobbs’ to ABC

    Michael Strahan is expanding into the world of scripted dramas. The “Good Morning America” and $100,000 Pyramid” host has sold a drama called “Hobbs” to ABC, the tale of a former Heisman Trophy winner named Tommy Hobbs who joins the Miami police force after not being drafted by the NFL. The network has given the […]

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    2016 NBA Finals TV Schedule on ABC

    Live coverage of the 2016 NBA Finals begins with Game 1 on Thursday, June 2 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC, featuring the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Warriors-Cavaliers are a rematch of the 2015 Finals which the Warriors had won in six games. The 2015-16 Golden State Warriors followed up on their […]

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    Upfront Report: Grading the Broadcast Networks

    From Campaign US: Five broadcast networks, five presentations and endless promises and exaggerations. You guessed it — it was network upfront presentation week, where sometimes unwarranted boasting results in advertising dollars spent. Before we get to the real scoop, let’s look at some stats. Twenty new network series will be introduced next fall, 12 dramas […]

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    LISTEN: Fall 2016 TV Preview

    From May 16-20, 2016, Programming Insider‘s Douglas Pucci was a guest on “The Morning Fix” with JJ and Scott on Northern Iowa’s Y100.1 FM to discuss the Fall 2016 TV schedules of the five broadcast networks. The time slots discussed in these segments are based on the Central time zone. Note: This Fox segment occurred […]

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