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Watch My Show: Out There's Ryan Quincy Answers Our Showrunner Survey

Ryan Quincy

Growing up is hard enough, but for the pubescent characters on IFC's animated coming-of-age series, it's downright Out There. Creator and executive producer Ryan Quincy (South Park) partnered with King of the Hill alums Tony Gama-Lobo and Rebecca May for the show, which chronicles the misadventures of small-town misfits Chad Stevens (Quincy) and Chris Novak (Justin Roiland) as they navigate high school, parents and being social outcasts (the Season 1 finale airs April 19). Fred Armisen, Megan Mullally and Linda Cardellini also provide voices. Quincy explains why we should travel Out There.... read more

Exclusive: Investigation Discovery's Killer New Crop of Original Series

Investigation Discovery logo

Fast-growing network Investigation Discovery is ramping up its commitment to guilty-pleasure crime-themed programming. The network is set to announce that it will add 15 new series to its 22 returning series next season, including previously announced shows hosted by Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum Charisma Carpenter and NBC News anchor Tamron Hall.

New shows include Southern Fried Homicide, about crime south of the Mason-Dixon Line, hosted by actress Shanna Forrestall; Darkness Out of Town, which chronicles murder that takes place in the countryside; The First Kill, about initial murders that inspired killing sprees; and The Bad Old Days, about real-life killings from the 1950s and 1960s.

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Exclusive: Destination America Orders New Food Competition Series

Adam Gertler

Food Network star Adam Gertler is jumping to rival cable network Destination America, where he's been named host of the new food reality contest Last Call Food Brawl.

In the show, which Destination America will announce Thursday, Gertler will travel to different American cities and challenge four chefs (working at a range of eateries from 24-hour diners to high-end establishments) to compete in a cook off to find "the king of the late night bites." Dishes that might pop up include deep fried bacon chili cheeseburger rolls and peanut butter s'more fresh toast balls. Winner receives the "Golden Fry Basket."

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Exclusive: Science Channel's Slate Includes First Scripted Project and New Karl Pilkington Show

Karl Pilkington

Science Channel has picked up the new docuseries The Moaning of Life, featuring An Idiot Abroad star (and Ricky Gervais sidekick) Karl Pilkington in a new set of adventures.

The Moaning of Life is part of a new slate of programs for the... read more

TV Guide Magazine's 60th Anniversary Special: The Past, Present and Future of Television

Carol Burnett

In our very first issue, TV Guide Magazine polled the top names in TV — including Ed Sullivan, Milton Berle, Jackie Gleason and Sid Caesar — on what the new medium had taught them. "TV is a great way to reach millions of people — who, luckily, can't reach me," Berle quipped. For 60 years, this publication has chronicled the evolution of what remains the world's most dominant source of entertainment. And while viewers now have hundreds of channels at their fingertips and can watch whatever they want, whenever they want, on a multitude of platforms, one thing hasn't changed: Audiences are hungry for great fare, from I Love Lucy to Modern Family and Playhouse 90 to Homeland.

We spoke to 13 titans of TV and asked them a few questions about where TV has been, what it looks like now and where it's headed. 

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With Cable and Digital Entering the Fray, Pilot Season Hits a Casting Crunch

John Goodman

Imagine a world in which the NFL, the NBA and Major League Baseball all decided to move their seasons to the same time of year. It would be chaos, for fans and the professional sports business alike. And yet, in television, that's essentially what happens during pilot season.

The broadcast networks traditionally order pilots during the first few months of the year. From there, it's a race to find the best actors, hire a crew, build sets and produce a show before May, when the upcoming fall schedules are announced. The field has always been crowded, but this spring, several cable networks and online retailer-turned-programmer Amazon are also developing new shows that they hope will go to series (cable networks typically produce pilots throughout the year, usually avoiding the spring).

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Exclusive: Lifetime Cancels America's Most Wanted

John Walsh

Lifetime has decided not to pick up another season of America's Most Wanted, TV Guide Magazine has learned exclusively. The decision effectively ends the groundbreaking reality series after 25 seasons, at least for now.

Separately, however, the cable network is looking to stay in business with... read more

Watch My Show: Upload's Shaquille O'Neal and Greg Heller Answer Our Showrunner Survey

Shaquelle O’Neal

Move over, Joel McHale, Daniel Tosh and Rob Dyrdek: Shaquille O'Neal is taking the video clip show to new heights. TruTV's Upload With Shaquille O'Neal (Thursdays, 10:30/9:30c) features the former NBA star and comedians Gary Owen (Think Like A Man) and Godfrey (The Mr. Men Show) as they showcase funny online videos, as well as make their own viral videos and pull various pranks. O'Neal and his executive producer, Greg Heller, took time out to explain why we should keep up with Upload... read more

As The Voice and Revolution Return, NBC Hopes to Spring Back

The Voice

NBC's latest Jay Leno debacle — not to be confused with its previous Jay Leno debacles — has at least momentarily distracted everyone from the Peacock network's other woes.

Even if Jimmy Fallon is on deck to take over The Tonight Show, the earliest that will happen is a year from now. NBC has more pressing issues right now, starting with primetime.

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First Look: New TNT Reality Series 72 Hours

R. Brandon Johnson

It's the survival of the fittest on TNT, which will premiere the new action reality series 72 Hours in June. Brandon Johnson (Shake It Up) hosts the series, which will follow teams of three strangers dumped into the wild with just a GPS tracking device and a single bottle of water.

Each episode will focus on three ...
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