Created in the days of actual videotape, ABC's 'America’s Funniest Home Videos' is a juggernaut with Lassie-like legs. As the iconic show preps for its 25th season, a zoom-in shows how a pioneer handed down its family appeal to the next generation.
ABC hops back into the singing competition game with 'Rising Star,' another twist on a successful overseas formula. In a saturated genre, the network hopes to follow 'The Voice'—and the early days of 'American Idol'—to a gold ratings record, in a format that goes back to radio days.
Comic-Con has come a long way from its start in a San Diego hotel. It has grown into an essential stop on the TV circuit, with mainstream dramas and comedies elbowing their way into the tent alongside genre fare.