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Whipping up a four-course meal looks so easy when one of those TV chefs does it. But in reality, it takes a small army of chefs, producers and technical wizards to pull off cooking shows.

By Laurie L. Dove

Want to watch your favorite TV show tonight but won't be home? That's not a problem, with TV Everywhere. It's rapidly changing how we watch TV.

By Laurie L. Dove

You think binge-watching your favorite show weeks after its episodes air will help pump up its ratings? Think again. Live+3 television ratings metrics have changed things considerably.

By Laurie L. Dove

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The average TV commercial is 30 seconds. So they should be fairly easy to shoot, right? Just slap together a concept, a product and some actors and that should do it. Not so fast, TV commercial production gets super complex really quickly.

By Laurie L. Dove

"Seinfeld" will forever be known as the best "show about nothing." But is it also an homage to Superman?

By Alison Cooper

Streaming TV shows online seems like it makes sense for the networks. So why aren't all shows available via the Internet? We'll explain.

By Gallagher Flinn

If you've ever watched a Hollywood film on your TV, you've watched a TV-ready movie. It's quite a job for film editors to get a film TV-ready. We'll explain the process.

By Gallagher Flinn

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You know you can't wait until the season premiere of your favorite show. But have you ever wondered why the networks' new seasons start in the fall? You might be surprised by the answer.

By Gallagher Flinn

When CNN debuted in 1980, the 24-hour news network was taking a leap into the unknown. Now we can get our news anywhere, anytime thanks to tablets, smartphones and the Internet. Could 24-hour news stations could be gone in our lifetime?

By Gallagher Flinn

How did AMC wrangle so many viewers via Twitter and Facebook for shows like "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad"? And did its strategy really break ground for the future of television marketing?

By Gallagher Flinn

When the president speaks, we listen. But when the president asks for airtime, do the networks have to say yes? It's not a simple answer.

By Gallagher Flinn

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Think you're the next Rupert Murdoch or Ted Turner? Good luck with that. But seriously, if you want to run a little TV network from home, it can be done -- well, sort of.

By Gallagher Flinn

Yes, it may seem like the reason the characters on "The Simpsons" don't age is because it's a cartoon. But the real reason is because they're stuck in a time loop. Far-fetched? You haven't heard our other wild TV show theories.

By Alia Hoyt

Many people want to be on today's popular reality shows but don't necessarily know what being a contestant entails. Ready for sleepless nights and "creative" editing?

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

In times past, if your favorite TV character was about to get married or have a baby, there was a good chance it would happen in February, May or November, because those were Sweeps Week periods. What are the Sweeps, and are they still relevant?

By Dave Roos

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It seems like TV doctors never discover a case of the mumps. Rare and bizarre medical conditions make for good television, but we picked 10 medical conditions that real doctors almost never see.

By Theresa Waldron

Screenwriters make their money selling scripts rife with action, danger and intrigue. However, there's plenty of drama to be found in everyday life, and we have 10 examples from reality TV to prove it.

By Chris Obenschain

Have you ever wondered how footage from that storm, war or crazy reality show ended up on film? Well, it turns out that the cameramen often travel -- and suffer -- right along with the hosts of the most extreme shows on television.

By Dave Roos

We all have TV mom fantasies, whether it's to balance a fabulous career with a great husband and kids like Clair Huxtable or to be able to lie around the house all day doing nothing, like Peg Bundy. Here are 10 TV moms we secretly want to be.

By Laurie L. Dove

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Can you name the longest-running TV show, the longest-running animation, the most-watched show finale? Peek at these TV show pictures and learn some fun facts and trivia about the most popular shows in television history.

The characters in "Star Trek" get to wield all kinds of high-tech gadgetry. Some of these gizmos are purely science fiction. What technologies have actually come to pass?

By Josh Briggs

The pickup truck in this commercial climbs an 80-foot steel corkscrew to the sky, then drives through a tunnel of fire. Is this for real, or is your TV playing tricks on you?

By Charles W. Bryant

Let's say Ronald McDonald is running for president. In this commercial -- where he hopes to gain the golfer vote -- he needs to include a voice-over: "I'm Ronald McDonald, and I approved this message." Why?

By Charles W. Bryant

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One new baby at a time is a handful for most parents, so the thought of bringing home six infants -- when you already have twin toddlers -- is downright terrifying. But for Jon and Kate Gosselin, it was a reality.

By Gerri Miller

The sci-fi phenomenon that began more than 30 years ago with a movie about a galaxy long ago and far, far away has expanded once again with "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," the story of the galactic civil war that takes place between Episodes II and III.

By Gerri Miller