‘Seinfeld,’ ‘ER,’ and John Landgraf’s Libido: NBC Vets Reminisce About ‘Must See TV’ Era

Consider these two facts: In 1994 and 1995, an average of 75 million Americans tuned in every Thursday night to NBC. And during entertainment president Warren Littlefield’s tenure, NBC won 168 Emmy Awards. “Staggering,” said WME’s Rick Rosen, as he opened the Hollywood Radio and Television Society’s luncheon celebrating NBC’s “Must See TV” in Beverly……

via ‘Seinfeld,’ ‘ER,’ and John Landgraf’s Libido: NBC Vets Reminisce About ‘Must See TV’ Era — Variety

AMC has officially set the return of Jimmy McGill: “Better Call Saul” Season 3.

AMC has officially set the return of Jimmy McGill: “Better Call Saul” Season 3 will premiere Monday, Apr. 10 at 10/9c. The date announcement comes shortly after releasing a promo touting the appearance of Gus Fring on “Better Call Saul,” confirming that Season 3 will bring Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) and Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk)……

via AMC Sets Premiere Dates for ‘Better Call Saul,’ ‘Into the Badlands’ — Variety

Poll: What’s Your Favorite New Show of the Fall?

Rejoice, television fans: Fall TV season is in full swing. And in the peak TV era, there’s plenty to feast on. From prime offerings on cable to promising newcomers on broadcast, there seems to be something for everyone this season. HBO’s highly anticipated “Westworld” seemed to live up to the hype, if the Twitter response……

via Poll: What’s Your Favorite New Show of the Fall? — Variety

Lee Daniels Fox Series ‘Star’ Loses Showrunner Over Creative Differences

There will be a change up top of Lee Daniels’ upcoming Fox series “Star,” as showrunner Charles Murray has departed the music drama, Variety has confirmed. Murray exited over “differing visions” with co-creators Daniels and Tom Donaghy, according to an insider, who adds that the split was amicable. Prior to joining “Star,” Murray was on “Sons……

via Lee Daniels Fox Series ‘Star’ Loses Showrunner Over Creative Differences — Variety

‘Celebrity Apprentice’: Arnold Schwarzenegger Replaces Donald Trump in First Teaser

Getting fired is going to be even more daunting as Arnold Schwarzenegger steps into Donald Trump’s shoes as the boss in NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice.” In the first look at the new season, Schwarzenegger semi-reprises his “The Terminator” role as the promo pays homage to the iconic science-fiction franchise that made the former “Governator” a household name….…

via ‘Celebrity Apprentice’: Arnold Schwarzenegger Replaces Donald Trump in First Teaser — Variety

TV Ad Growth Overshadowed by Surge of Digital Giants Like Facebook, Google

Ad revenue in the U.S. TV industry is enjoying a brief rebound thanks to higher pricing in the upfront and scatter marketplaces. But while the Big Four TV conglomerates celebrate single-digit ad-revenue growth, they may want to look outside their sector for a reality check. Over the past few months, Facebook has managed to surpass the……

via TV Ad Growth Overshadowed by Surge of Digital Giants Like Facebook, Google — Variety