Checking in on the upfronts: cancelations, pickups, diversity & more Mike's in New York for the annual TV upfronts, where all the networks give presentations to ad buyers, hoping to convince them to invest in the upcoming season. It's also the time of year when we learn which shows live and die.
In the war of the streamers, where does Hulu stack up? With its critical acclaim and buckets of awards, 'The Handmaid's Tale' was a major milestone for Hulu. Now the series is back for a second season, but Hulu hasn't made much other noise in terms of original shows. Does Hulu need to up its development game, or is this all part of its strategy?
Are longer episodes better episodes? 'Westworld' is back on HBO and the drama has even more puzzles to solve and timelines to unravel...which may explain why the season two premiere was more than an hour long. 'Westworld' is not alone in this trend of dramas creeping above the 60-minute mark, but do longer episodes really make for better viewing?
Why were dozens of local news anchors all reading the same script? You may have seen the video zipping around the internet that shows news anchors from stations across the country reading a scripted statement about the scourge of "fake news." The one thing all the stations have in common? They're owned by the right-leaning Sinclair Broadcast Group, a giant media company that will soon own even more stations.
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