NBC, the struggling broadcast network acquired by Comcast Corp. in January 2011, is off to a surprisingly strong start in the new television season.
Comcast Corp.’s NBC television network ordered five new pilot shows to regain viewers after its poor start to the new TV season, according to Bob Greenblatt, head of entertainment.
Michael J. Fox, star of the 1980s NBC series “Family Ties” who downsized his career while battling Parkinson’s disease, will return to the network in a new comedy set for next year.
Comcast Corp.’s NBC, the last-place network for seven straight years, will use this weekend’s Super Bowl broadcast to promote a prime-time lineup being remade by entertainment chief Bob Greenblatt.
Marc Graboff, president of west coast business operations for NBC Entertainment, is leaving the company after 11 years, continuing the network’s leadership transition under new owner Comcast Corp.
News Corp.’s Fox and other television networks, presenting next season’s schedules to advertisers this week, are betting that sports coverage will boost ratings and get viewers to watch more programming live.
The four biggest U.S. television networks are introducing the most shows in seven years as subscription services like Netflix Inc. make spending on new programs less risky.
"It's about having enough money to develop a lot of things, given the situation we're in."
- Bob Greenblatt on Oct 10, 2012