'Lackluster' ITV can't make grade


Just two months into the job, ITV executive chairman Michael Grade on Wednesday delivered a scathing attack on the broadcaster's legacy of "lackluster" and "creatively bankrupt" programming as the network unveiled a 19% drop in yearly pretax profit to £364 million ($702.8 million).

Grade said ITV commissioners are guilty of too many copycat formats and need to re-create the