‘Empire’ is affecting the TV business in more ways than you realize
LAS VEGAS — During its first two seasons, a lot has been said about how Fox’s Empire has changed the face of TV. But its role in elevating the visibility of black families on television is just part of how this soapy success is making an impact.
With pilot season in full swing, network Upfronts (broadcast networks’ annual pitch to advertisers) around the corner and a host of first-year TV shows that will soon have writers rooms to staff, the so-called “Empire effect” is being felt stronger than ever across various areas of the television business — and Fox TV Group chairmen Gary Newman and Dana Walden couldn’t be prouder of that. Read more…