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    ABC Orders Live Action ‘The Jetsons’ Sitcom Pilot

    Animated classic “The Jetsons” is the next potential TV series to be revived, with ABC ordering a live-action adaptation of the sitcom from Warner Bros. Telebvision. Based on the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon, the proposed series is a multi-camera sitcom set 100 years in the future that follows the exploits of the Jetson family. Robert Zemeckis […]

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    ABC’s ‘The Middle’ to Conclude Next Season

    ABC sitcom “The Middle,” a consistent performer for the past eight seasons often forgotten in the “Modern Family” hoopla, will come to a conclusion following the upcoming ninth season. “We sat down with the cast at the end of last year,” said executive producer Eileen Heisler. “It was important to have a year to say […]

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    A Marketer’s Guide to Fall 2017 Network TV 

    From Campaign US: With Fourth of July now a memory, broadcasters have their eyes set on the new and returning primetime series this fall. Summer, for any prospective advertiser, is a time to assess just where these brands want to place their valuable marketing dollars. To help in that decision-making, let me take you through each […]

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    ABC Cancels Sitcom ‘Downward Dog’

    ABC has pulled the plug on “Downward Dog” six episodes into its eight episode run. Debuting on May 17, the sitcom followed the adventures of Martin, a philosophizing dog who sees his owner, Nan (Allison Tolman), as a beloved life partner. The now two-part series finale will air tomorrow evening in the 10 p.m. hour […]

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    ABC Moves ‘Still Star-Crossed’ to Saturday

    Shonda Rhimes period drama “Still Star-Crossed,” which was initially expected in midseason, is now being moved to Saturday to burn-off the remainder of its low-rated episodes. This week, the third installment of “Still Star-Crossed” averaged a mere 1.61 million viewers and a 0.3 rating/1 share in adults 18-49, based on the Live + Same Day […]

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    ABC Renews ‘The Toy Box’ for Season Two

    ABC has issued a second season renewal to “Shark Tank”-like “The Toy Box,” with an unconfirmed number of new episodes for 2017-18. Hosted by “Modern Family’s” Eric Stonestreet, the series features the toy invention process in a high-stakes competition format with a panel of no-nonsense, toy-loving kids who serve as the judges. The winner gets […]

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    CMT in Talks to Revive Sitcom ‘Last Man Standing’

    Tim Allen sitcom “Last Man Standing,” which surprisingly was not picked up for a seventh season by ABC, now may be heading to CMT. The Viacom-owned cable network, which revived former ABC drama “Nashville” this past season, is in conversations with 20th Century Fox to keep the show in production. ABC’s decision to discontinue “Last […]

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    ABC Announces 100 Participating Celebrities for the Reboot of ‘Battle of the Network Stars’

    With a focus on nostalgia versus current television, stars from yesteryear from “The Brady Bunch,” “The Love Boat,” “CHiPs,” “Dallas,” “Knots Landing” and “Beverly Hills, 90210,” among others, will be competing against cast members from shows like “Modern Family,” “Scandal,” “The Goldbergs” and “Pretty Little Liars” on the return of “Battle of the Network Stars” […]

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