Hollywood News Banter

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TV Guide magazine chief content officer Michael Schneider joins Kim Masters to discuss top entertainment news stories of the week.

  • While there's still money in the big broadcast networks, it's been a soft year for upfront ad sales. While Fox had a hit with Empire, the fading popularity of American Idol has their ad numbers coming back down to Earth after years of being inflated. ABC is faring better, thanks to shows from Shonda Rhimes and new successful comedies like Blackish and Fresh Off the Boat.
  • The list of companies cutting ties with Donald Trump continues to grow. Both NBC and Macy's told the presidential hopeful they were done with him after he made racist statements about Mexican immigrants. Trump's beauty pageants will be getting airtime somewhere though. The cable network REELZ announced it will show Miss USA on July 12.
  • TV Land has pulled Dukes of Hazzard because of the Confederate flag painted on the show's famous car, the General Lee. Warner Bros also stopped licensing merchandise from the show.



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