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Known as "Mr. Television," Marc Berman is the author of a daily industrywide online newsletter, Programming Insider, and former senior television editor for Mediaweek.

Expectations are high at Showtime for upcoming 'Twin Peaks' reboot
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Expectations are high at Showtime for upcoming 'Twin Peaks' reboot

But will the audience of today, particularly the millennials, show interest?

Will the deluge of scripted shows kill 'Peak TV'?
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Will the deluge of scripted shows kill 'Peak TV'?

2017 will see a record number of scripted shows hit the screens--more than 500.

Fox News says Tucker Carlson will replace Megyn Kelly at 9 p.m.
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Fox News says Tucker Carlson will replace Megyn Kelly at 9 p.m.

Martha MacCallum will take over for Carlson in the 7 p.m. slot with a show focusing on Trump's 'First 100 Days.'

What Megyn Kelly's exit means for Fox News
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What Megyn Kelly's exit means for Fox News

The loss of its star anchor is only the latest reason the once-unbeatable network is starting to look vulnerable.

The 10 Best TV Shows of 2016
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The 10 Best TV Shows of 2016

From sitcoms to dramas to whatever "Westworld" is, the boob tube really outdid itself this year.

The 5 least-promising midseason network shows
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The 5 least-promising midseason network shows

Jenna Elfman, Katherine Heigl, puking time travelers and a talking dog.

Five to watch: Midseason's most promising new shows
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Five to watch: Midseason's most promising new shows

More network misses than hits, the upcoming TV season offers a handful of hopeful debuts.

Welcome to Stars Hollow, Netflix. Now get out.
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Welcome to Stars Hollow, Netflix. Now get out.

Why the saccharine "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" could spell trouble for the edgy streaming network.

TV Turkeys: The 10 worst shows of 2016
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TV Turkeys: The 10 worst shows of 2016

From twisted horror plots to lame comedies, the season wasn't short on its share of stinkers.

Want to save the NFL? Get your brand off the field
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Want to save the NFL? Get your brand off the field

With the election behind us, the NFL can't continue to pretend Donald and Hillary were the only ones distracting from the game.

No longer just for reruns, diginets grab the eye of major advertisers
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No longer just for reruns, diginets grab the eye of major advertisers

These "sub-channels" have begun a slow move beyond low-cost content into original programming.

Cubs' victory appears to be most-watched World Series Game 7 in 25 Years
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Cubs' victory appears to be most-watched World Series Game 7 in 25 Years

An estimated 40 million viewers tuned in for the epic 10-inning, rain-delayed battle.

How not to bring back 'Will & Grace'
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How not to bring back 'Will & Grace'

The digital mini-reunion has sparked talk of a full-fledged reboot. But which version of the once-brilliant show will we get?

Welcome back, Carol Burnett
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Welcome back, Carol Burnett

The comedy legend is making a return to TV, but will viewers be glad to see her?

Love it or hate it, "This Is Us" is exactly what TV needs right now
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Love it or hate it, "This Is Us" is exactly what TV needs right now

The first big hit of the new season is also the first relationship drama to resonate with audiences in ages

Bye Bye, Billy Bush
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Bye Bye, Billy Bush

The disgraced "Today" show host is finally being shown the door. What took so long?

How to fix ABC in 5 easy steps
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How to fix ABC in 5 easy steps

The season is only two weeks old, but ABC has sprung a leak

'SNL' opener jumps 29% over last season thanks to Baldwin's Trump
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'SNL' opener jumps 29% over last season thanks to Baldwin's Trump

Not since Tina Fey took on Sarah Palin has 'SNL' drawn so many viewers. What does that say about the future of the franchise?

First presidential debate draws a record 84 million viewers
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First presidential debate draws a record 84 million viewers

The first face-off between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was the most watched presidential debate in history

Fox's fall lineup needs a serious overhaul
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Fox's fall lineup needs a serious overhaul

Once an innovator, the struggling network kicked off an anemic season last week