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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.

With 'Feud: Bette and Joan,' FX doubles down on women over 40
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With 'Feud: Bette and Joan,' FX doubles down on women over 40

"I want to write about women's issues and I want women, and others, to feel like they have a champion in me," says showrunner Ryan Murphy.

Politics, pratfalls couldn't lift Oscars' sagging ratings
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Politics, pratfalls couldn't lift Oscars' sagging ratings

The ratings for the 89th Academy Awards drop 4% from last year, according to the overnights.

Blockbusters, actors and outrage: Why the Oscars are poised for a big night
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Blockbusters, actors and outrage: Why the Oscars are poised for a big night

An early sellout suggests renewed interest among advertisers, but the real draw may be the controversy.

What to expect from pilot season 2017
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What to expect from pilot season 2017

Procedurals, military dramas, family sitcoms, and reboots, reboots, reboots!

Megyn Kelly to fix nonexistent problem at 'Today'
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Megyn Kelly to fix nonexistent problem at 'Today'

Is NBC doing what's best for its morning franchise, or just finding a place for its pricey new celebrity?

Patriots' stunning upset delivers more than 100M viewers
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Patriots' stunning upset delivers more than 100M viewers

Final ratings tally should place Super Bowl LI among the most-watched of all time. Also: "24: Legacy" disappoints.

Why the Super Bowl won't cure what's ailing Fox
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Why the Super Bowl won't cure what's ailing Fox

Tentpole sporting events are artificially inflating the network's numbers, which could mean a disappointing upfront.

You can still buy a Super Bowl ad. Why?
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You can still buy a Super Bowl ad. Why?

Less than two weeks before the big game, Fox is still selling ad space. What's to blame?

Trump draws 5th largest TV audience in inauguration history
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Trump draws 5th largest TV audience in inauguration history

The 45th President attracted more viewers than Obama's second swearing-in, but far fewer than his first.

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.