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    Running Scared: Network TV in the Streaming Age

    Running Scared: Network TV in the Streaming Age


    Viewers are fleeing for Netflix. The ones who stay are older than the group prized by advertisers. Here’s a look back at the troubled 2018-19...

    Viewers are fleeing for Netflix. The ones who stay are older than the group prized by advertisers. Here’s a look back at the troubled 2018-19 season.
    Harold Lederman, Boxing Judge and HBO Personality, Dies at 79

    Harold Lederman, Boxing Judge and HBO Personality, Dies at 79


    Harold Lederman at a news conference in 1976, a few days after the Muhammad Ali-Ken Norton heavyweight championship fight at which he was a judge. Mr. Lederman and the other two judges were criticized for awarding Ali a unanimous...

    As HBO Sports’ ringside fight scorer and rules expert, Mr. Lederman exuberantly explained the fine points of fights, usually off camera.

    How ‘Fleabag’ Sold Thousands of Jumpsuits and Made Religion Sexy


    When the second season of the TV show aired in Britain, it was credited with cultural effects including influencing fashion and fueling interest in...

    When the second season of the TV show aired in Britain, it was credited with cultural effects including influencing fashion and fueling interest in spirituality.
    Latest Target of Russian Vote Meddling: A Children’s Singing Contest

    Latest Target of Russian Vote Meddling: A Children’s Singing Contest


    Mikella Abramova performing on “The Voice Kids” last month. She was named the show’s winner, with more than twice the fan votes of the...

    A Russian broadcaster canceled the result of “The Voice Kids” after an investigation revealed that fan voting had been subject to “massive” manipulation.
    Vice Tries to Turn the Page by Making Content for Others

    Vice Tries to Turn the Page by Making Content for Others


    Vice Studios in Los Angeles. Vice’s goal: to drastically increase the number of television shows it produces for outside buyers while continuing to make a few sharp-edged feature...

    A new chief executive hopes that the TV and movie production business can help overcome significant difficulties elsewhere in the company.
    Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Slams Trump’s Immigration Proposal

    Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Slams Trump’s Immigration Proposal


    Jimmy Kimmel and other late-night hosts took aim at President Trump’s plan to admit more immigrants based on skills, and fewer based on “family...

    “Donald Trump doesn’t want to allow foreigners in based on family ties, even though foreigners literally make his family ties,” Kimmel said. “They are all made in China.”
    Shari Redstone Was the Surprise Star of the CBS Party at the Plaza

    Shari Redstone Was the Surprise Star of the CBS Party at the Plaza


    Susan Zirinsky, left, the new president of CBS News, at CBS’s annual presentation to advertisers on Wednesday. With her on the Carnegie Hall stage were the “CBS This Morning” anchors Gayle King, Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil,...

    At the gathering after the presentation at Carnegie Hall, well-wishers lined up to greet the head of CBS’s parent company, who hadn’t attended in years.
    ‘Jeremy Kyle Show’ Canceled After Death of Guest

    ‘Jeremy Kyle Show’ Canceled After Death of Guest


    Jeremy Kyle’s daytime TV series, “The Jeremy Kyle Show,” had been one of Britain’s most popular. It was often called a British version of “The Jerry Springer...

    The man was found dead May 9 after failing a lie-detector test on an episode that had not yet aired. The incident has led to intense debate about British TV.
    CBS Unveils Its New Lineup After a Season of Crisis

    CBS Unveils Its New Lineup After a Season of Crisis


    CBS’s biggest hit, “The Big Bang Theory”, which averaged 17.3 million viewers a week, is wrapping production after 12...

    A possible merger with Viacom is back in play for the most-watched network, after it was affected by claims of misconduct at its executive wing, news division and prime-time shows.
    Rebuilding ‘Deadwood,’ Plank by Plank

    Rebuilding ‘Deadwood,’ Plank by Plank


    “Deadwood: The Movie” picks up 10 years after the series left off, when civilization is coming to the town in the form of streetlights and phone...

    The producers of “Deadwood: The Movie” were able to reunite nearly all of the show’s principal cast. Reassembling the town itself was no less knotty, or crucial.
    ‘Arthur’ Opens Season With a Same-Sex Wedding and a Cake

    ‘Arthur’ Opens Season With a Same-Sex Wedding and a Cake


    Mr. Ratburn and Patrick marry in the premiere of the 22nd season of the animated children’s show...

    The animated show’s first episode of its 22nd season was the latest moment in daytime television to include a more diverse set of characters.
    Tim Conway, Beloved TV Bumbler, Is Dead at 85

    Tim Conway, Beloved TV Bumbler, Is Dead at 85


    Tim Conway with Carol Burnett in 1978, during the taping of the final episode of “The Carol Burnett Show.” Mr. Conway was regularly featured on the show from 1967 to...

    Best known for his long tenure on “The Carol Burnett Show,” Mr. Conway was a leading non-leading man and an enduringly popular clown.
    Trilobites: Striking Down the Queen Won’t Save You From the Swarm

    Trilobites: Striking Down the Queen Won’t Save You From the Swarm


    A honey bee queen surrounded by attendants as she lays eggs. “The colony is not just dropping dead just because you remove the queen,” said Simon Garnier, head of the Swarm Lab at the New Jersey Institute of...

    It’s a common trope in science fiction, but hives in nature are not dependent on any central node for their function.
    A Slimmed-Down Fox Network Touts a ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ Reboot

    A Slimmed-Down Fox Network Touts a ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ Reboot


    Charlie Collier, the new chief executive officer of Fox Entertainment, announced the network’s fall lineup at the Beacon Theatre in New York on...

    After Disney acquired most of Rupert Murdoch’s entertainment empire, the fourth network goes back to its campy roots.
    Is Daenerys Just Upset or Are the Targaryens Really That Crazy?

    Is Daenerys Just Upset or Are the Targaryens Really That Crazy?


    Dany’s coming: Is she mentally unstable or just really upset? Pictured, foreground, is Pilou Asbaek in a scene from “Game of...

    As the saying goes, every time a Targaryen is born, the gods toss a coin. Did Daenerys’s actions on Sunday confirm that notion, or is her family’s stigma overstated?
    ‘Game of Thrones’ Theories Ranked: Which Are Still in Play?

    ‘Game of Thrones’ Theories Ranked: Which Are Still in Play?


    Is Jon Snow (Kit Harington) the Prince Who Was Promised in “Game of Thrones”? Is it Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke)? Is it...

    Is Tyrion a Targaryen? Was Varys a merman? Our writer took a deeper look at which of these fan theories are still likely.
    Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Says It’s Too Late to Rebrand Trump’s Trade War

    Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Says It’s Too Late to Rebrand Trump’s Trade War


    “This is more about trying to contextualize my story from my perspective,” Chelsea Manning says of her planned memoir, “rather than get into the weeds of what is in the record of...

    “I know why you want to change it, because it makes it seem less dangerous,” Colbert said. “There’s a reason no one went to see ‘Avengers: Infinity Negotiation.’”
    New Executive of Slimmed-Down Fox Network Faces First Big Test

    New Executive of Slimmed-Down Fox Network Faces First Big Test


    The television executive Charlie Collier at the Beacon Theater in Manhattan, where he is scheduled to introduce the Fox network’s fall lineup on Monday. Mr. Collier was the head of AMC before joining Fox last...

    Disney’s acquisition of much of Rupert Murdoch’s empire leaves the network vulnerable. Charlie Collier says he, and the network, are up for the challenge.
    As TV Industry’s $20 Billion Week Starts, Signs That Streaming Isn’t King Yet

    As TV Industry’s $20 Billion Week Starts, Signs That Streaming Isn’t King Yet


    The so-called upfronts are traditional television’s annual hype-fest, and a way of locking advertisers into lucrative deals. They’re also a reminder of the medium’s continuing...

    The so-called upfronts are traditional television’s annual hype-fest, and a way of locking advertisers into lucrative deals. They’re also a reminder of the medium’s continuing relevance.
    ‘Empire’ Season 6 Will Be the Show’s Last

    ‘Empire’ Season 6 Will Be the Show’s Last


    Jussie Smollett leaving court in March. Fox executives declined to say whether the decision to end “Empire” had anything to do with the intense scrutiny surrounding the...

    In a surprise announcement Monday, Fox said the show would end after its next season, months after Jussie Smollett was at the center of a national controversy.
    Jerrod Carmichael Is Ready to Get Personal (to a Degree)

    Jerrod Carmichael Is Ready to Get Personal (to a Degree)


    Jerrod Carmichael’s latest project isn’t a stand-up special or a sitcom — it’s “Home Videos,” an intimate docuseries about his...

    The comedian’s new HBO special, “Home Videos,” is an intimate look at his family’s history and his own willingness to share it with his audience.