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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.

10 TV shows worth watching this summer
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10 TV shows worth watching this summer

Check out Berman's picks for the best of the mix this summer across all platforms.

Maybe ABC does not have to cancel 'Roseanne' after all
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Maybe ABC does not have to cancel 'Roseanne' after all

The network pulled the plug on its mega-successful sitcom reboot after some politically charged and racist tweets by the star.

That's a wrap: 10 key highlights from network upfront week
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That's a wrap: 10 key highlights from network upfront week

Diversity, revivals, flipping networks and the value of the linear platform are front and center.

'Roseanne' to the rescue
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'Roseanne' to the rescue

The linear broadcast model gets a boost just in time for the network upfronts.

Is the digital honeymoon over during this upfront selling season?
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Is the digital honeymoon over during this upfront selling season?

"Until there is one central measurement system, there will remain concerns about the legitimacy digital advertising."

Revivals lead the pack of potential programming trends for the 2018-19 TV season
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Revivals lead the pack of potential programming trends for the 2018-19 TV season

The "R" word sums up this pilot season, writes Marc Berman.

No gold for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics ratings
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No gold for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics ratings

Before NBC breaks out the bottle of bubbly, the reality of these rating results is what could now be the least-watched Winter Olympics in broadcast history.

Eight-year overnight ratings low for Super Bowl LII on NBC
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Eight-year overnight ratings low for Super Bowl LII on NBC

The Big Game's ratings were down 3 percent from last year.

A 'Super' experience on the old linear broadcast model
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A 'Super' experience on the old linear broadcast model

Those declaring the death of broadcast must always contend with the 100+ million viewers that flock to their TV sets every Super Bowl.

The best new TV shows to kick off 2018
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The best new TV shows to kick off 2018

Networks hope to ring in a new year with some hit series.

TV Turkeys: The worst shows of 2017
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TV Turkeys: The worst shows of 2017

From broadcast to cable to streaming, there was plenty of bad content to go around this year.

The secret sauce: why 'Will & Grace' is working as a revival
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The secret sauce: why 'Will & Grace' is working as a revival

Unlike the array of single-camera comedies on NBC over the years, "Will & Grace" makes us laugh at a tumultuous time in our country.

The rebranding of Megyn Kelly rings false on NBC's 'Today'
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The rebranding of Megyn Kelly rings false on NBC's 'Today'

Three weeks in and there are no signs of Kelly fitting in amongst the coffee-klatch community.

First impressions of the new fall TV season
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First impressions of the new fall TV season

Early signs indicate the broadcast networks are still the best venue to attract the most number of viewers.

'This Is Us,' the biggest new hit series in decades, gears up for Season 2
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'This Is Us,' the biggest new hit series in decades, gears up for Season 2

Producer and director Ken Olin dishes about the show and working for a broadcast network.

The best and worst TV programs of Summer 2017
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The best and worst TV programs of Summer 2017

No longer the domain of reruns, the summer offered viewers both diamonds and duds.

TV network execs accentuate only the positive during critics' tour
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TV network execs accentuate only the positive during critics' tour

But there's more beneath the surface that no one wants to talk about.

TV comes out about its closeted portrayals of LGBTQ people
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TV comes out about its closeted portrayals of LGBTQ people

At the Television Critics Association Press Tour, GLAAD brought together a panel of experts to discuss diversity on the small screen.

Are cable networks being shortsighted with summer's breakout hits?
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Are cable networks being shortsighted with summer's breakout hits?

"Carpe diem" might be sage advice for living one's life, but TV executives might be wise to wait and stretch their advertising dollars.

Who's to blame for summer's dismal TV ratings?
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Who's to blame for summer's dismal TV ratings?

Low quality, millennials, the decline of Peak TV and even the weather may be culpable for audiences tuning out.