After the coffee. Before finishing my
The Skinny: I don't know if it was my lunch at Gulfstream in Century City or a bug going around, but I got knocked on my rear Wednesday afternoon so if I'm a little off my game that's why. I was even too out of it to watch "The Americans." And no, this isn't March Madness
Cruising. "Need for Speed" may be stuck in the slow lane here, but the racing movie is taking off in China. In its debut weekend there, the
New outlet. Sony already makes TV shows for broadcast and cable networks. Now it is going to create original content for its PlayStation. The Wall Street Journal reports that Sony is making a supernatural drama called "Powers" that would be available solely to PlayStation users. The question will be whether PlayStation gamers will embrace original content as well.
Getting ready for takeoff. We're in the midst of pilot season, which is when the networks develop new shows for the next television season. With so many projects in the works, determining trends is no easy task. USA Today offers up an overview and some specifics about what is on the drawing board for this fall.
To cut the cord or not to cut. Every week, there is a story about more consumers cutting the cord to their pay-TV provider. And every week there is usually a counter story saying cord-cutting is overblown, and as for those young kids who aren't buying pay-TV, that will change as soon as they hit 30. The truth is out there somewhere. Here's Bloomberg on cord-cutting being on the rise and Forbes saying it's overblown. I aggregate, you decide.
Inside the Los Angeles Times: Mary McNamara on how the TV networks are managing to keep the buzz going on their shows all season long.
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