Alphabet, WB settle superhero spat

Web now 'Hungry', will pay for loss

Sources say ABC and Warner Bros. have settled their dispute over the series “Lois & Clark.” ABC had picked up “Lois & Clark” in a deal related to Warner Bros. keeping “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” on several top ABC O&Os. But the drama didn’t make the fall schedule, and neither did the studio’s two new drama pilots. Warner Bros. will not go forward with production on “Lois & Clark,” which was a big international seller but had low ratings on ABC. In return, ABC has ordered 13 episodes of a new drama, “Hungry for Survival,” for midseason, and the web will pay a cash settlement worth “many millions,” sources said. Had Warner Bros. held ABC to its original commitment, it could have cost the web as much as $40 million. That would not have helped relations between the two when they sit down to renegotiate fees for “Drew Carey.”

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