"The Critic" could be using its thumbs to hitchhike from ABC over to Fox Broadcasting Co.
Billy Graham helped put a damper on CBS' so-called "halo effect" from the Winter Olympics as ABC survived a furious weekend assault by the Eye network to take Nielsen gold for the March 7-13 week.
Brian Lowry: Changing Channels
CBS has confirmed plans to bring "Late Show With David Letterman" to Los Angeles the week of May 9-13, as reported (Daily Variety, Jan. 31).
CBS Entertainment exec VP Peter Tortorici is said to have concluded a deal that will make him president of the entertainment division after the development season ends this spring.
ABC's revised lineup thundered across the dial Wednesday, scoring the network's highest rating with series programming that night in more than eight years.
Brett Butler may share another distinction with Roseanne Arnold: in addition to translating a stand-up act into a top-rated ABC/Carsey-Werner Co. series, the show's creator-exec producer will…
A panel of comics essentially told TV industry executives to back off and give them room to infuse shows with elements that make a performer's standup act unique during a luncheon Thursday.
With the Olympics over, relative normalcy returned to daytime and fringe ratings during the Feb. 28-March 4 week, though CBS seemed to be experiencing a mild, pleasant Olympic hangover.
ABC, which has been playing around with a Saturday-night "family movie" since January, has cemented plans to continue the strategy with its 1994-95 fall sked.