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The Best, Worst and Weirdest Moments of Upfronts Week 2022

That’s all, folks. The TV industry’s return to in-person upfront presentations across Manhattan concluded Thursday with the joyful sound of Stevie Wonder rocking “Superstitution” at the CW’s New…

Fox Surprises Industry With Pre-Recorded Upfront Presentation

Fox Corp. surprised the industry on Monday by hosting an upfront programming presentation that was almost entirely pre-recorded. About 800 attendees gathered at the Skylight venue in Lower…

Nielsen’s Defiant CEO Says Company Stands Ready to Count, Despite TV Network ‘Noise’

How did the simple act of counting TV viewers become so controversial? David Kenny thinks he knows. The CEO of Nielsen has been under fire for months, ever…

TV Networks’ Scramble to Launch Nielsen Rivals Creates Measurement Mess

TV’s most intense drama isn’t showing on any particular network and doesn’t stream on any specific screen. Even so, some of the industry’s most influential executives can’t stop…

Streaming Ads Poised to Shatter Routines at TV’s Upfront

The industry hasn’t gathered for in-person TV upfront presentations since 2019, and so much has changed — including the ways that Madison Avenue heavyweights are spending their money.…

‘American Rescue Dog Show’ Adds Paula Abdul, Leslie Jordan, Yvette Nicole Brown as Guest Judges (TV News Roundup)

The best in show just got even better. “The American Rescue Dog Show” has added Paula Abdul, Leslie Jordan and Yvette Nicole Brown as celebrity “ex-paw-t” judges, ABC…

Fox Corp. Sees Q3 Profits Dip Due to FanDuel Stake, Despite Revenue Gains

Fox Corporation said profit dipped in its third fiscal quarter due to declines in value of some of its outside investments, even as revenue increased at its mainstay…

WME Independent Names Julia Harris, Melissa Martinez, Victoria Romley to Key Roles (EXCLUSIVE)

Indie film sales, financing, and distribution shop WME Independent has bolstered its ranks with several new hires, Variety has learned exclusively. Division co-heads Deborah McIntosh and Alex Walton…