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Warner Bros. has inked an exclusive licensing agreement with Tyco Toys, under which New Jersey-based Tyco will market a wide range of children’s products using Looney Tunes characters such as Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. The toys–including action figures, board games and play sets–will be available at retail outlets next year.

James Woods and Anne Archer will star in “Jane’s House,” a CBS movie being produced by Spelling TV. Aaron Spelling, E. Duke Vincent and Michael Phillips are exec producers with Debra Greenfield as co-exec producer.

Columbia Pictures TV Distribution has closed several more major market deals for the talk strip “Ricki,”giving the series’ clearance level to 30 markets representing more than 45% of the country. New sales for the Ricki Lake talkshow include Minneapolis (KSTP), Phoenix (KPHO), Baltimore (WBFF), Kansas City (KCTV) , Columbus, Ohio (WBNS) and Salt Lake City (KSTU).

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