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These are tough times for television networks, particularly the “broadcast” ones.

For example, check out this Reuters article about the fact that the main four channels had to accept the lowest average rate hikes in three years:

>>U.S. broadcast networks head into their biggest ad-selling season this week, competing with streaming services like Netflix, battling online players for ad dollars, and fending off hits starring zombies and duck hunters on cable.

The increased competition will force ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC to settle for their lowest average rate hikes in three years during the “upfront” selling season, Wall Street analysts say.

During the upfronts, networks preview shows for their fall schedules, trying to persuade advertisers to buy billions of dollars worth of commercial time in advance. View full article »

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One of the things that made the original Star Trek conventions so much fun was the showing of outtakes from all three seasons. People used to drive for hours just to see them!

Well, now a gag/outtakes reel for the reboot film has surfaced, and here it is:

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Yesterday, I posted here on this blog my first column for the great website MonstersAndCritics.com. Not long after that one ran, my second column, about television in general, appeared on the site at this link. If you just want to sit back and read it here, venture forward!

>>The mercurial nature of television, treasure what you love while it’s here

Everything on television is a fad. Every show or family of shows comes, runs its course, then goes away … eventually.

Just what is a “fad?” The dictionary defines it as “a temporary fashion, notion, manner of conduct, etc., esp. one followed enthusiastically by a group.”

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