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Ed Martin has written about television and Internet programming for several Myers publications since 2000, including The Myers Report, The Myers Programming Report, MediaVillage and, at present, MediaBizBloggers on JackMyers.com.

A member of the Television Critics Association since 1990, Ed is among the media's best-known... more

FX Networks at TCA: When It Comes to Top Quality TV, HBO and FX are Way Out Ahead – Ed Martin
By Ed Martin

Pasadena, CA – FX has for the last ten years had plenty to cheer about during its days at the Summer and Winter Television Critics Association tours. Ever since it premiered its first scripted drama series, "The Shield," in 2002, the network has had something good to say about its growth and ratings and even its ability... more


"Empire" Shines During Fox's Day at TCA – Ed Martin
By Ed Martin

Pasadena, CA -- Fox's day at the Winter 2015 Television Critics Association tour was notable for two reasons: It began with the first appearances at a TCA tour by new Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman and ended with a rousing panel for the first fresh television success of this new year, the unashamedly... more


Bill Cosby, Dolly Parton, Stevie Wonder, The Bible and More from NBC's Loaded Day at TCA – Ed Martin
By Ed Martin

Pasadena, CA – NBC on Friday offered one of the liveliest days at the Winter 2015 Television Critics Association tour, which included sessions for "Celebrity Apprentice" with the always attention-commanding Donald Trump and the competitors who were still on the show as of last week (several of whom are pictured with... more


"Guardians of the Galaxy" Star Chris Pratt Becomes a Hero at TCA – Ed Martin
By Ed Martin

Pasadena, CA – It has been said that if you work with Chris Pratt, or meet Chris Pratt, or merely find yourself in the same room as Chris Pratt, that you will be a Chris Pratt fan for life. After attending the farewell panel for the soon to conclude "Parks and Recreation" at the end of NBC's long and productive day at... more


ABC at TCA: Paul Lee on Branding and Diversity – Ed Martin
By Ed Martin

Pasadena, CA – ABC put together an excellent day at the Winter 2015 Television Critics Association tour – one that generated interest in new series while also giving critics and reporters time with the producers and stars of existing shows. In sum it was everything a network's day at a TCA tour should be.

When reporters... more



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