Brian Lowry: Changing Channels
Former Paramount exec John P. Symes has been named president of MGM/UA Worldwide TV, overseeing development,production and domestic distribution of all television programs.
Fox Broadcasting Co. has confirmed Sunday and Tuesday berths, respectively, for new sitcoms starring George Carlin and Henry Winkler, as expected (Daily Variety, Nov. 24).
NBC has confirmed plans to shuffle its Tuesday lineup and to give the Emmy-winning drama "Homicide: Life on the Street" a four-week run to see if it can carry "L.A. Law's" ratings caseload, both…
Ratings for the networks' latenight and early morning programs were up in Nielsen daytime and fringe ratings for Nov. 15-19, as "Late Show With David Letterman" equaled its best rating since premiere…
Keeping with its pledge to provide more original programming throughout the year, Fox Broadcasting Co. has gone beyond the traditional 22-episode mark with its new series "The Adventures of Brisco…
Indiana Jones and a new generation of Cartwrights couldn't outmuscle Oprah in the Sunday movie competition, as ABC's "There Are No Children Here" posted an impressive win in Nielsen metered markets.
Daniel Hillard/ Fox's only major holiday offering should stuff its stockings with a favorite holiday color -- green. Although overly sappy in places and probably 20 minutes too long, this Robin…
NBC reportedly will drop the guillotine on its first new series this season, canceling the Castle Rock Entertainment comedy "The Second Half."
CBS and ABC are both heading into the holidays with holes in their primetime schedule and essentially using chewing gum and baling wire to plug the gaps through the calendar year.
Greg Kinnear, host of E! Entertainment Television's "Talk Soup," is reportedly near signing with NBC to take over as host of "Later," the latenight talkshow currently fronted by Bob Costas.