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The Superhero of Primetime: Why The CW’s “Black Lightning” May Be the Most Important Series on TV

"It’s almost subversive, the way that the Akils and fellow EP Greg Berlanti have so deftly disguised such a hard-hitting and political series as a mere superhero piece, utilizing the conventions of the genre to progress a much more powerful message," writes Neil Turitz.

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FX Reigns Supreme, But TNT, TBS and AMC Are Committed to Quality, Too (Network Series)

"The simple truth of it is that network president John Landgraf is perhaps the finest, smartest, and most talented TV executive working right now. No matter how hard other networks try, it’s almost impossible to match FX/FXX’s recent record of success," writes Neil Turitz.

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As ESPN Flounders, Lifetime and History Channel Keep Disney's Cable Division Afloat (Network Series)

Freeform's upcoming Marvel series Cloak & Dagger hews closer to the superhero shows on Netflix and the CW, rather than sister network ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or The Inhumans, then it should be a winner when it debuts in 2018.

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“Mr. Robot,” “The Sinner,” “The Magicians” Are Bright Spots for NBCUniversal (Network Series)

Despite being in fewer homes than the year before, MSNBC has seen its fortunes rise at least partially due to the election of Donald Trump. Seen by many as the network of the opposition, MSNBC has enjoyed record ratings thanks to shows led by Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes and Lawrence O’Donnell.

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Viacom Still Sorting Out Its TV Issues, But the Paramount Network Brings Hope (Network Series)

Spike will soon relaunch as the Paramount Network, which will introduce a plethora of new shows, including Taylor Sheridan's ranching drama Yellowstone, adaptations of the movies Heathers and The First Wives Club, the comedy American Woman from legendary creator John Wells, and the star-studded limited series Waco.

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Showtime Needs a “Homeland”-Level Hit, and It Needs One Soon (Network Series)

It’s unclear how much money the network spent on its Twin Peaks sequel, but whatever the figure was, it doesn’t appear to have been a great investment. The 18-part series was hardly watched at all, averaging less than 300,000 viewers per episode.

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“Riverdale” Murder Mystery: A Few Theories on Who’s Under the Black Hood

The Riverdale fandom is abuzz with speculation about who the new killer in town is, so we take a deep dive into some popular fan theories as well as offer up a few of our own.

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Diversity Among TV Directors Reaches Record Highs, But There Are Disparities Among Studios

The percentage of television episodes directed by women and minorities rose to record highs in the 2016-17 season, but certain studios still lag behind others, according to a new report released by the Directors Guild of America.

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As Competition Grows, HBO's Throne Is Vulnerable, But It's Still the Model for Success on the Small Screen (Network Series)

With both "Veep" and "Game of Thrones," coming to a close, there are a few projects that could potentially fill the void -- chief among them, the third season of "True Detective" starring Oscar winner Mahershala Ali.

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YouTube Has Google Bankrolling It, But Will That Be Enough? (Network Series)

YouTube has made it clear that it is trying to emulate Amazon’s success on the film side and that it intends to challenge Netflix on the TV side.

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Hulu is on Top, But for How Long? (Network Series)

"What to say about Hulu? Seriously, I’m asking, because it’s not entirely clear that the streaming service itself knows what it wants to be," writes Neil Turitz.


Amazon Television is Still Playing Catch Up (Network Series)

When it comes to Amazon Studios, it really is a tale of two cities. On the film side, things are pretty good, but with TV, Amazon has been trying like hell to establish itself and somehow seems to keep slipping.


Netflix is Raising Prices, But Will It Cover the Cost of Business? (Network Series)

Netflix has over 100 million subscribers now and, in spite of the billions of dollars it brings in through subscriptions, it continues to borrow billions more to keep churning out that content. How long can the business model hold?


The CW Redefines What It Means to Be a Success (Network Series)

The CW has created a business model unlike any of the major networks with a combination of actioners from Greg Berlanti, genre YA series, and a few light-hearted dramas for its long-time viewers.


Fox Appears to Have a Dark Year Ahead of Them

Fox may be drawing younger demographics but the network is still struggling to find a new hit.