Brian Lowry: Changing Channels
The three networks and Fox Broadcasting Co. are planning to dispense with formal pilot presentations to advertisers this year, apparently seeing little upside in the practice.
Jonathan Axelrod and James Widdoes, two exec producers on the hit CBS sitcom "Dave's World," are close to signing an exclusive pact to develop and produce series with CBS Entertainment Prods.
The Buffalo Bills kept things close long enough to generate huge Super Bowl numbers, as the game crossed the Nielsen goal line with its highest rating in seven years.
"Late Show With David Letterman" and "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" will each coast-hop during the May sweeps, with Letterman expected to bring his show to Los Angeles while Leno takes "Tonight"…
Tom Capra abruptly resigned Friday as general manager at KTTV, the Fox-owned station in Los Angeles, after a little over a year in that position.
Producer Barry Kemp's Bungalow 78 Prods. has gotten an early jump on the development process, confirming pilots at each of the four networks under its overall deal with Universal TV.
Viewers voted thumbs up on sampling the new ABC animated series "The Critic," which was introduced Wednesday as the meat in a "Home Improvement" sandwich.
NBC, which shook up the ratings with a "Nostradamus" special three years ago opposite the Grammy Awards, has scheduled a similarly themed program for the final night of the February sweeps to counter…
Fox Broadcasting Co. confirmed the hiring of three more CBS Sports alumni to staff its National Football Conference coverage next season at a press conference in Atlanta, the site of Super Bowl…
Ratings for the network morning programs soared during the Jan. 17-21 Nielsen week in the wake of Los Angeles' major earthquake, which also produced the highest "Nightline" rating in nine months.