Posts Tagged “ABC”

And the nominees are … (Part 3)

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OK. Two things: 1. Last year was a watershed moment for the Internet television medium, which was why we opted to ooze and gush over the mere fact that "House Of Cards" received a bevy of Emmy nominations. It opened the doors wide open for what happened this year (way more on that below), and it was a moment that forced us to opt against the usual Emmy format, if only for a year. And 2. Yes, I completely understand that the Emmy nominees were revealed six days ago. But this post is not ... read more

Upfronts 2014

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Welp. As I alluded to on Friday, we missed this year's upfronts. That's sad, right? So. So. Sad. After taking time to ramble nonsensically, offer some trailers, and provide three bullet points for NBC, CBS, ABC and Fox through the past couple years, this time around, we got ... a brand new website dedicated to local music? Bah. Still sad, I know. In any case, instead of plowing ground that's already been harvested (is that even a correct sentence?), I thought we'd condense all four of the major ... read more

Disney and Dish: An exciting marriage or the beginning of a divorce?

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Well, this is important. Dish Network and Disney made a deal this week, and it might just change a whole bunch of stuff throughout the Internet TV landscape. In short, the satellite television provider bought the rights to offer up ABC, ESPN and the Disney Channel on an Internet platform. Think about what you get from owning an Apple TV, a Roku or a Chromecast. Substitute that for the aforementioned three networks. And boom. That's what you got. But here's the thing: Dish is already in negotiations ... read more

Stream This Year’s Oscars! Or, Wait. Whoops. Not Really.

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Hey, remember when we live-blogged the Oscars?! How fun was that?! The answer, of course, was very. Very fun, indeed. (Side: Too bad we can't import the comments from these things — going back and forth that night was half the fun!). The year was 2012. This paper had a different-looking website. I still had friends. The ceremony was still held in February. And, most importantly, "The Artist," which someone I know once claimed it "the best silent movie of 2012," cleaned up. Don't worry. You ... read more

Report: Numbers say television as we know it is dying. Honestly, guys. You ought to read this.

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And boom, as we like to say oh so often on this here blog, goes the dynamite. In a sprawling if not entirely provocative piece that went up yesterday, Jim Edwards from Business Insider said television is currently dying and he has numbers to prove it. And boy. Does he have numbers to prove it. Enhanced by more charts than a seventh-grader's math book (or a nurse's office space, take your pick), the report is fascinating. In fact, it's so fascinating, I suggest you click on over there, ... read more

Behold The Top 10 Twitter TV rankings.

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Not to beat a dead bird over the head, but ... how 'bout we talk about Twitter again? OK? Good. I mean, it's not like anyone's reading anyway, right? Right. Behold Nielsen's brand-new, revolutionary, completely complex Top 10 Twitter TV ratings: 1. The Walking Dead 2. Glee 3. American Horror Story: Coven 4. Catfish: The TV Show 5. The X Factor 6. Scandal 7. The Voice 8. Jimmy Kimmel Live 9. The X Factor 10. Dancing With The Stars Now, behold the Nielsen television ratings for the ... read more

TNT, TBS and ABC: Welcome to the party.

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This is what happens when you step away from something for a short amount of time: Things happen and you look like a moron when you actually find time to talk about them. Related: NPR's Terry Gross is going to speak in Frederick this evening. OK. Maybe that's not related. Anyway, let's flash back to the deep, dark and distant past, when the upfronts were still going on, and heat needed to be blasting through bedrooms as late-night temperatures dropped to somewhere between chilly and arctic. ... read more

Upfronts 2013 – ABC

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For years now, ABC has rolled out Jimmy Kimmel to trash the network during upfronts time. The move is clearly aimed at reminding advertisers and critics alike that the Suits Who Dine With Mickey are oh-so-great because they are oh-so-aware-of-themselves. At what point this becomes obnoxious goes far beyond my low pay grade -- sure, self-deprication is the easiest way to gain admirers, but once you get to Year 10 of this stuff, don't you just want to turn around and say, "OK. We get it. We are stupid ... read more

The wait is over. Soap operas rise from the dead (again) on Monday.

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Because who hasn't wondered about where Corbin Bleu is these days?! Have no fear, Disney Channel fans, the former "High School Musical" standout (assuming "standout" means "cast member") is returning to the airwaves Monday when "One Life To Live" calls up its friend, "All My Children," and they plan their first night out together in years. Yes. We've written about this before. From Gary Levin at USA Today ... "Both will be available Monday in a shortened half-hour weekday format at Hulu ... read more

Soap operas live! Soap operas live!

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TV Without A TV: Your one-stop shop for all things soap opera. No, but really, guys — there's even a soap operas category! Take it away, Graeme McMillian from the website Digital Trends ... "Eighteen months after the idea of airing ABC’s cancelled soap operas 'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live' online first floated," he wrote Monday, "the concept has come to fruition: Both shows will debut online via Hulu and iTunes later this year. New episodes of the two series, which were ... read more