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Gretchen Whitmer releases television ad focused on fixing the roads

The Gretchen Whitmer for Governor campaign has begun airing its third television ad ahead of the Democratic primary election on August 7. The new ad titled, Fix the Roads, highlights Whitmers priorities for fixing Michigans roads. You know, here in Michigan, our roads are so bad that the average driver spends over $500 a year […]

Frequency reshuffle will disrupt television reception

Nearly 1,000 television stations, including a number in the Los Angeles area, will change their frequencies over the next two years. The first station to move its frequency is KJLA, which will make the change on July 23. The frequency changes will not affect people who watch TV on cable or satellite, but will affect […]

New York Television Festival Gives Top Honor To ‘Hammerhead …

The 14th New York Television Festival wrapped its first summer edition today by awarding the off-kilter independent pilot Hammerhead its two top prizes. The story of an up-and-comer in New York determined not to let his deformed head derail his ambitions captured the Overall Best of Fest Award and NYTVF Critics Award. The Best Comedy Project […]

Changing channels: Swap to impact over-the-air television viewers

On Monday, something will begin to happen that is either startling or irrelevant, depending on your point of view about what was once the dominant form of communication in America: over-the-air television. On that day, the broadcast signal for WMFP, an independent television station in Lawrence, Mass., that can be seen in southern New Hampshire, […]

Television Q&A

Question: They have canceled quite a few shows. You explained “Designated Survivor” and “The Chew.” Why “Quantico”? Answer: The drama starring Priyanka Chopra could not keep the audiences it had. Deadline.com put it this way: “With its dense narrative and heavy serialization, the series started to lose momentum in the second half of its first […]

‘Hammerhead’ Takes Top Honors at New York Television Festival

“Hammerhead,” the story of a cunning young man trying to make his way in New York City, took top awards at the New York Television Festival. The festival, which concludes today, features a competition for independently produced pilots, a script contest and a competition to land development deals with major cable networks and production banners. […]

New York Television Festival Gives Top Honors To ‘Hammerhead’

The 14th New York Television Festival wrapped its first summer edition today by awarding the off-kilter independent pilot Hammerhead its two top prizes. The story of an up-and-comer in New York determined not to let his deformed head derail his ambitions captured the Overall Best of Fest Award and NYTVF Critics Award. The Best Comedy Project […]

Amy Powell fired as president of Paramount Television

Viacom has fired Paramount Television President Amy Powell. In a memo to employees, Paramount Chairman Jim Gianopulos said “multiple individuals” came forward about comments Powell allegedly made while at work. He said the company investigated and decided to terminate her employment. “While it is incredibly difficult to part ways with a valued member of our […]

Television Q&A: Am I seeing a new ’60 Minutes’ episode during the summer? – Post

You have questions. I have some answers. Q: Very often for many years I see that a “60 Minutes” program is “New” according to our on-screen guide. During many of the broadcasts the host will start some segments by saying “as we previously reported,” which highly irritates us. I believe the guide service says these […]

Feder: Weigel to launch Start TV digital network with CBS Television Stations

From the folks who brought you Me-TV, HI and the Decades Network, now comes Start TV, a new digital network featuring “strong and resourceful female leading characters” in a lineup of procedural dramas, Robert Feder writes. Chicago-based Weigel Broadcasting unveiled plans for the new network Wednesday in conjunction with the CBS Television Stations, including WBBM-Channel […]