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Wide World of TV: All Five of This Week’s Blogs

January 29, 2016
This week's TV blogs: Top - "Lucifer" on Fox, Kirstie Alley vs. Oprah; middle - NATPE programming session, Trump vs. Megyn Kelly; bottom - Mike Nichols.

This week’s TV blogs: Top – “Lucifer” on Fox, Kirstie Alley vs. Oprah; middle – NATPE programming session, Trump vs. Megyn Kelly; bottom – Mike Nichols.

OPRAH, KIRSTIE, TRUMP AND MORE

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2016 — TV commercials emerged as the subject of two out of this week’s five MediaPost TV blogs. One blog dealt with the dueling weight-loss commercials of Oprah Winfrey and Kirstie Alley, and the other imagined a world without commercials at all — something that’s already happening in some corners of the TV biz.

Read these blogs, plus three more, with these links:

Monday, Jan. 25: Sympathetic Devil: Fox’s ‘Lucifer’ Has Roguish Charm

Tuesday, Jan. 26: Kirstie, Oprah In Heavyweight Battle Of Weight-Loss Commercials

Wednesday, Jan. 27: TV Without Commercials? That Reality Is Already Here

Thursday, Jan. 28: Trump’s Absence Tests Whether Debates Can Thrive Without Him

Friday, Jan. 29: Mike Nichols ‘American Masters’ Documentary Is Not To Be Missed

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Read Adam Buckman’s book: “JERK: How I Wasted My Life Watching Television” … Read a sample on his Amazon book page HERE … Then order it today!

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Interview With T.D. Jakes and More from Miami

January 25, 2016

CURATED: ALL FOUR OF MY STORIES FROM NATPE 2016

Four days in Miami Beach: top left - Fontainebleau Hotel; top right - station group panel discussion; bottom left - Rev. T.D. Jakes; bottom right - coffee on the beach.

FOUR DAYS AT NATPE 2016: Top left – Fontainebleau Hotel; Top right – station group panel discussion; Bottom left – Rev. T.D. Jakes; bottom right – Last day: Coffee on the beach (Photo by Adam Buckman).

By ADAM BUCKMAN

MIAMI BEACH, Jan. 18-21, 2016 — The highlight of this year’s NATPE conference (that’s the National Association of Television Program Executives) in Miami Beach was the opportunity to interview Rev. T.D. Jakes, the Dallas pastor who’s shopping a syndicated talk show due to premiere next September.

The subsequent story from that interview was one of four NATPE stories published on TVNewsCheck.com — “The Business of Broadcasting” — over the four-day event. Read them all, right here:

Monday, Jan. 18: Digital Tops Syndication On NATPE Schedule

Tuesday, Jan. 19: Turbulent Times For Station Group Execs

Wednesday, Jan. 20: Pastor Jakes Welcomes The TV Challenge

Thursday, Jan. 21: Broadcasting Just One Of Many NATPE Facets

Adam Buckman in the lobby of the Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach, Jan. 18, 2016.

GREETINGS FROM MIAMI BEACH: Adam Buckman in the lobby of the Fontainebleau Hotel, Jan. 18, 2016.

Contact Adam Buckman: AdamBuckman14@gmail.com

Read Adam Buckman’s book: “JERK: How I Wasted My Life Watching Television” … Read a sample on his Amazon book page HERE … Then order it today!

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‘X-Files’ Redo, FX Clown Comedy Both Disappoint

January 22, 2016
This week's MediaPost TV blogs covered the annual NATPE programming conference, a new A&E reality show, Conan O'Brien, Zach Galifianakis and "The X-Files."

This week’s MediaPost TV blogs covered the annual NATPE programming conference, a new A&E reality show, Conan O’Brien, Zach Galifianakis and “The X-Files.”

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2016 — This week’s MediaPost blogs ranged from clowns (“Baskets,” Conan O’Brien) to outer-space aliens (“The X-Files”). Read all five of this week’s blogs, with these links:

Monday, Jan. 18: Syndicator-Station Relationship No Longer Center Stage At NATPE Show

Tuesday, Jan. 19: In New Show, Trainers Gain Weight Just To Feel Empathy For Obese Clients

Wednesday, Jan. 20: Rediscovering Conan O’Brien, The Last Real Late-Night Host

Thursday, Jan. 21: ‘Baskets’ On FX: The Clown Comedy That Forgot To Be Funny

Friday, Jan. 22: Was This ‘X-Files’ Reunion Necessary? The Answer Is: No, It Wasn’t

Contact Adam Buckman: adambuckman14@gmail.com

Read Adam Buckman’s book: “JERK: How I Wasted My Life Watching Television” … Read a sample on his Amazon book page HERE … Then order it today!

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