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Jason Lynch

Jason Lynch is Adweek's TV/Media Editor, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video. Formerly TV editor for People magazine, he has been covering the TV and movie industries for two decades.


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Bob Greenblatt, Kevin Reilly Exiting WarnerMedia as CEO Jason Kilar Overhauls Exec Ranks

Programming & Performance

Three months after Jason Kilar settled in as WarnerMedia’s new CEO, he’s shaking up the company.

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AMC Adds Months-Early Access to New Shows on Expanded Ad-Free Streaming Service

Streaming & OTT

Both Gangs of London and The Salisbury Poisonings will begin streaming Oct. 1 on the AMC+ streaming service but won’t premiere on AMC until 2021.

NBC Chief Paul Telegdy Leaving As Part of Major NBCU TV Overhaul

Programming & Performance

NBC Entertainment chairman Paul Telegdy is leaving the company as part of a major TV and streaming reorganization.

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HBO Schedules First Scripted Series Set During Covid-19

TCA Press Tour

Coastal Elites—the first scripted series filmed and set during Covid-19—will debut Saturday, Sept. 12 on HBO.

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The Ren & Stimpy Show Is Latest Viacom Animated Series Revived by Comedy Central

Programming & Performance

Everything old is new again at Comedy Central, which reviving yet another beloved ’90s Viacom animated series: Nickelodeon's The Ren & Stimpy Show.

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National TV Ad Revenue Fell 9% in June to $3.2 Billion

Programming & Performance

U.S. national TV ad revenues fell 9% in June to $3.2 billion, but national ad spending on sports fell 60% compared to 2019.

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Lifetime Sets First LGBTQ-Centric Holiday Movie

TCA Press Tour

Lifetime will air its first movie with an LGBTQ romance as the lead story as part of this year’s annual It’s a Wonderful Lifetime holiday slate.

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National Geographic Spotlights Efforts to Stop the Next Pandemic in New Special

TCA Press Tour

National Geographic has ordered a documentary special, Virus Hunters, about experts working to prevent the next global pandemic.

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Drew Barrymore Interviews Her 7-Year-Old Self in Adorable Talk Show Promo

Programming & Performance

Drew Barrymore tapped someone she knows very well to appear in the first promo for her upcoming talk show: her 7-year-old self.

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AMC Networks Entertainment President Sarah Barnett Stepping Down

Programming & Performance

Sarah Barnett, AMC Networks Entertainment Group president, will be leaving the company after Labor Day, she said today.

Covid-19 Uncertainty Is Prolonging Upfront Talks, Says Linda Yaccarino

TV Upfronts

The uncertainty around the pandemic has led to “a protraction” in upfront negotiations, said NBCU ad sales chief Linda Yaccarino.

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Turner Sports Sells Out Regular Season NBA Ad Inventory Ahead of Restart

Programming & Performance

As the NBA resumes Thursday, Turner Sports has sold out of its regular season ad inventory—and is eyeing a lucrative revenue haul for the playoffs.

NBC Sports Study Shows Just How Much Viewers Missed Sports, as Games Resume

Programming & Performance

NBC Sports is sharing the results of a study that shows just how much viewers missed sports, as the sports ad marketplace picks up again.

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Friends, Love Life Are HBO Max’s Most Popular Shows Since Launch

Streaming & OTT

Friends has been the No. 1 performing show on HBO Max since its May launch, followed by original series Love Life, starring Anna Kendrick.

Iconic TV Host Regis Philbin Dies at 88

Programming & Performance

Regis Philbin, the energetic talk show host best known for Live! and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, died Friday night.