What the F? Saltier language creeps into basic cable. If you watch shows on basic cable networks like USA, Lifetime, SyFy or FX, you may have heard some words you're not used to hearing on TV before. Old standards are breaking down as shows and advertisers strive for younger viewers, and more and more, that means letting the occasional F-bomb fly.
Riding the wave of Gen X reboots and revivals Another week, another round of reboots announced. On CBS, a revival of 'Murphy Brown' received a 13-episode series order, while 'Cagney & Lacey' and 'Magnum P.I.' both got pilot orders, though in the case of the latter two, none of the original cast members would be involved.
So long to some of streaming's quirkiest comedies There's been a rash of recent cancellations of comedies on steaming networks that were critical favorites, but clearly lacking mass appeal. As Netflix, Hulu and Amazon continue to evolve, in some ways, they're starting to act more like traditional television.
At winter press tour, lots of Disney/Fox questions, but few answers TV critics and reporters are gathered in Pasadena for several days of presentations from cable and broadcast networks. Everyone wants to know what the Fox broadcast network will look like following its purchase by Disney, but at the moment, execs don't have the answers.
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