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Fall season offers escape with new fantasy, sci-fi shows

...where all the networks are trying to do things that have that sort of larger-than-life element," said analyst Bill Carroll of ad-buyer Katz Television. "Heroes" is carrying on what "Lost" started, unleashing a flood of programs that...

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Life & style
ABC exec helps 'Desperate' network find its footing

...it fell to McPherson to fashion the schedule and market it. "His genius has been promotion and scheduling," said Bill Carroll, analyst for Katz Television. "Some of the pieces were in place, but if you don't exploit those pieces and don't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/22/tel_58689.shtml
Television
'American Idol' develops a mean streak

...American Idol," that's entertainment - or so the ratings say. "The audience has not shied away yet," said analyst Bill Carroll of Katz Television. "But it's early in the game." On the Net: http://www.fox.com National Association...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/27/tel_49945.shtml
Television
DeGeneres returns to daytime TV, prime-time Emmys

...guests scheduled for the new season). "She's in the mold of Bill Cosby and Jerry Seinfeld," said industry analyst Bill Carroll, adding: "You can accept that Ellen could be like us." DeGeneres, 47, acknowledges that she needed to put some...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/09/05/tel_967.shtml
Television
Fall TV season banks on sci-fi, mystery plots

...bump in the night. A previous sci-fi flood was created by the success of The X-Files in the 1990s, said analyst Bill Carroll, of Katz Television. The shows mostly were quick flops. EVEN AN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP drama is fraught with dark...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/09/04/tel_867.shtml
Television
Wanted: Big laughs, bigger ratings for NBC

...begins airing Thursday. "They could still make a lot of decisions after 'The Office' goes on," said analyst Bill Carroll of Katz Television. "If everybody is talking about it and it's exciting and different and people watch, then you're...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/25/tel_448434.shtml
Television
A&E betting on 'Sopranos' reruns

...week, which is probably how A&E will show "CSI: Miami" starting next fall. "That makes the most sense," said Bill Carroll, a syndication expert for Katz Television. "Then it becomes event programming." It also keeps the series from getting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/28/tel_445609.shtml
Television
Martha Stewart to host new homemaking show

...had been slowly fading in the ratings before being put on hold. Still, her return "has a pretty good shot," said Bill Carroll, an expert on television syndication for Katz Television. "You're talking about somebody who has a core following...

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Television
New TV channel rolls the dice on viewer interest in gambling

...Still, it remains to be seen whether gambling shows will be successful. "That's the ultimate question," said Bill Carroll, an analyst for Katz Television, a media buying firm. "The marketplace will determine if there really is a need...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/27/tel_398646.shtml
Television
Lopez and Spears may have competing talk shows

...commit to full-time involvement, much like Barbara Walters, who only appears certain days on "The View," said Bill Carroll, who follows the syndication market for the Katz Television Group, a media buying firm. "American Idol" host Ryan...

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