Robert Greenblatt

A new season nears: Here's an overview



The new TV season officially starts Sept. 23, with shows sneaking in ahead of time. Here's the story I sent to papers, taking an overview. Coming up are breakdowns of the shows, from best to worst:

By MIKE HUGHES

NBC cheers: "We're No. 3"


Here's the story I sent to papers this morning, on NBC and its post-Olympic world:

By MIKE HUGHES

LOS ANGELES – This is not a statement
you would have heard from NBC a while back:

“We're really happy to be No. 3,”
Robert Greenblatt, the programing chief, told reporters Tuesday.

In the “must-see TV” days, NBC
topped the Nielsen ratings. In the current, needn't-see times, it
spent about seven years in fourth place.

After the fall, NBC starts its makeover


We've started the newsy part of the Television Critics Association sessions now, so I'll be putting some things here, shortly after I send them to papers. Here's a quick overview of NBC:

By MIKE HUGHES

PASADENA, Cal. -- Surveying the wreckage of his season,
NBC's programming chief was frank.

“We had a really bad fall,” Robert
Greenblatt told the Television Critics Association on today (Friday, Jan. 6).