Inside Moves

Addison dealing with Par

Former CBS drama chief Anita Addison is close to signing an overall development deal with Paramount Network TV, according to sources familiar with the talks.

Addison ankled the Eye web in July to form her own indie production company, and when she left she received a commit-ment to do a series at CBS, where she maintains a close relationship with CBS TV president Leslie Moonves. Prior to joining CBS, Addison was a director/producer whose credits include executive producing “Sisters” and directing the telefilm “There Are No Children Here” and episodes of “ER,” “Quantum Leap” and “EZ Streets.” Addison is expected to develop, create and produce series for Par.

— Jenny Hontz

Waylon wayward on Snyder show

Tom Snyder, host of CBS’ “The Late Late Show,” got a taste of the unpredictability of live TV Wednesday night.

Just after Snyder finished interviewing Dr. Laura Schlesinger, the show cut to a commercial and the producer went to fetch Snyder’s next guest, country singer Waylon Jennings, from the green room. But Jennings, who had already been through makeup, had disappeared and was nowhere to be found. Snyder went on the air after the commercial, introduced Jennings as planned and then cut to the empty chair.

“I’ve been doing this for 40 years, since I was a kid in Milwaukee, and I’ve never had a guest walk out before I introduced him,” Snyder said on the air. The host then went on to improvise and take listener calls for the rest of the show.

A spokeswoman for Jennings, who described the him as an “uncompromising individual,” said the musician had been promised a 45-minute interview and when Schlesinger’s segment ran long, he took off. In a statement, Jennings said he had been “misled” and would do the same thing again.

— Jenny Hontz

Promotions with a little fall flair

The broadcast networks are opting for tongue-in-cheek with their fall promotions. CBS on Thursday issued a press release for its upcoming Saturday-night action drama “Martial Law” written almost entirely in Chinese characters. (The show’s star, Sammo Hung, is Chinese.) Meanwhile, NBC’s press kit on its October movie “Crime and Punishment” included a paperback version of the Dostoyevsky novel and, for lazy reporters, the Cliffs Notes.

— Jenny Hontz

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