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Marc Berman

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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.

The 8 new summer shows most likely to become hits
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The 8 new summer shows most likely to become hits

The warm-weather airwaves are no longer the dead zone they once were, but success stories remain elusive.

O'Reilly sheds advertisers, but are they a factor in his 'vacation' plans?
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O'Reilly sheds advertisers, but are they a factor in his 'vacation' plans?

Thanks to the economics of cable news, the loss of ad revenue may not matter much if the embattled host can maintain his audience.

On the fence: Which TV shows broadcast should keep or cancel
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On the fence: Which TV shows broadcast should keep or cancel

With ratings down on these 10 series, is there any real reason to renew?

A&E gets personal at the upfronts, and rises above the noise
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A&E gets personal at the upfronts, and rises above the noise

By having executives share their own stories about TV's influence on their lives, the value of this medium is loud and clear.

A 'Big Bang' ticking clock
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A 'Big Bang' ticking clock

CBS has two more seasons of the blockbuster comedy, but is "Young Sheldon" its future?

The syndication scorecard
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The syndication scorecard

Here's what you need to know heading into the upfront.

Midseason report card
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Midseason report card

With upfront season upon us, just how are the broadcast nets really doing?

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.