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By the time I started covering television in the mid-’80s, one of the titans of the industry was already switching sides — Fred Silverman. The native New Yorker, who passed away Thursday at 82, did what nobody before or since has ever accomplished — he was the top programming exec at each one of the

Wednesday night, Norman Lear and Jimmy Kimmel go back Live in Front of a Studio Audience. The 97-year-old television showrunning legend and the ABC late night talk show host return with a second live special. This time they will again re-stage a brand new presentation of a script from Lear’s pivitol ’70s sitcom, All in

All together now (to the tune of the theme from The Brady Bunch): Here’s the story/of a man named Marshall/who grew up within three feet of the TV/Now his son sits/right beside him/forced to watch the entire run of The Bradys… This is also the story of Marshall Jay Kaplan and his son Ben Kaplan,

Broadcast network TV has had more obituaries lately than the cast of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. All the action is over on streaming, we are told, as Apple, Disney, Warners and others ramp up their VOD launches in a “Winter is Coming” battle to the death with Netflix, Amazon and others. Reports on the