When Fox Broadcasting Co. nettled Hollywood residents by paying to have the Hollywood sign read "Fox" in advance of its 1987 primetime premiere, it set the tone for a program service that has taken…
Arnold Shapiro Prods., known as a maker of socially-relevant programming, is following that path again as an adjunct to the anti-violence debate -- with plans for a four-hour syndicated documentary…
Viacom has confirmed the appointment of Perry Simon to the newly created post of president, Viacom Television, West Coast, overseeing all network TV production for the Viacom Entertainment Group.
Republic Pictures Prods., fresh off a recapitalization of the company, is pressing forward with a TV movie slate that includes two projects in production, a third on order and eight more in active…
Roseanne Arnold has given new meaning to the concept of writing by the numbers. Arnold, star of the high-rated Carsey-Werner Co. sitcom "Roseanne," issued numbered T-shirts to each of the show's 19…
Although ABC's wrestling match with affiliates over "NYPD Blue" has grabbed headlines, it's not the only network facing such scuffles. Word is that NBC outlet KYW-TV in Philadelphia will bump the new…
Former NBC Entertainment exec Perry Simon is reportedly bound for Viacom Entertainment Group to run its West Coast production operations.
New World Entertainment and Reeves Entertainment Group said late Thursday that they've mutually agreed to terminate New World's proposed acquisition of Reeves' assets -- only a few weeks after…
Warner Bros. has completed the process of combining network production units Lorimar and Warner Bros. TV, resulting in the departure of about two dozen of the latter's estimated 100 employees.
ABC affiliates will get a second look this week at the controversial drama series "NYPD Blue," with the second episode and revised pilot (minus 15 seconds in a sex scene) being fed to stations…
CBS' "Late Show With David Letterman" kept plenty of viewers up past their bedtime Monday, grabbing numbers comparable to the premiere of "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" back in May 1992.