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Cable Channels Speed Up TV Shows To Cram In More Ads

Anyone who’s watched a syndicated TV show on basic cable is already familiar with some methods of trimming the fat off of shows — shorter opening credits, sped-up closing credits that may overlap on-screen ads or the next show — but what you may not have noticed is that some cable networks are actually speeding up shows and movies to squeeze in more commercials. [More]

5 Things To Consider Before Spending $20/Month On Sling TV

5 Things To Consider Before Spending $20/Month On Sling TV

This morning, Dish’s Sling TV streaming service ended its invite-only period and opened the floodgates to anyone who wants to sign up for $20/month access. We’ve been messing around with Sling for a few days and have come across some issues you should take into account before deciding to sign up. [More]

A promotional video for Cougar Town features flashing red plus-signs altering viewers to products available for purchase online.

Tonight’s Cougar Town Is One Massive Target Ad

Have you ever seen something on a television show, say a scarf or an end table, and just had to have it? Of course you have, we all have (Or at least I have). Target wants to tap into that urge by letting online viewers of TBS’s Cougar Town buy items seen in the show. Unfortunately, this may mean having to watch a show that is covered in flashing red plus-signs. [More]

When You Include DVR Info, Conan Is King Of Late Night

When You Include DVR Info, Conan Is King Of Late Night

Times have changed, and cable no longer plays automatic second trombone to network TV. ESPN hosts Monday Night Football and the BCS championship game, the NBA playoffs are on TNT and the new king of late night is on TBS. [More]

TBS Makes Conan Episodes Available For Free Online

TBS Makes Conan Episodes Available For Free Online

For the Conan fans out there who don’t feel like ponying up for basic cable, TBS has decided to post every episode of his new show online the day after it airs. [More]

Conan Dares NBC To Sue Him Over Masturbating Bear

Conan Dares NBC To Sue Him Over Masturbating Bear

It’s always tricky when a popular talk show host changes networks and tries to bring some of his associated gags and characters along with them. That’s the situation facing Conan O’Brien as he preps to launch his new TBS show and expects the suits at his former network NBC to have some complaints. [More]

Hey Comcast, Cubs Fans Want TBS In HD. Right Now.

Hey Comcast, Cubs Fans Want TBS In HD. Right Now.

Comcast will add TBS HD to their line-up in Boston Tuesday, a day before Major League Baseball’s playoffs start, but Chicago isn’t getting the same treatment according to reader Daniel.

TBS Pauses Show Mid-Joke To Advertise?

TBS Pauses Show Mid-Joke To Advertise?

THEY PAUSED THE SHOW AT THE PUNCHLINE. Advertised their crap-ass made for the station show… then “Went back to the show” for another 10 seconds so the Joke could finish before going to regular commercials.