David Bender has left as head of operations for Roseanne and Tom Arnold's Wapello County Prods. to seek a position with the Clinton administration.
With the February sweeps just concluded, NBC is already targeting what it hopes will be a big comeback in May after consecutive third-place finishes in major sweeps periods.
CBS easily took the February crown as the three networks appear to have halted their slide during major sweeps periods thanks to high-profile event programming.
At a recent session with reporters, ABC TV Network Group president Robert Iger said the major TV networks "can't save their way into profitability" but rather "have to program their way" into it.
A FORMER COLLEAGUE RECENTLY SENT a note saying, in essence, that society is going to hell in a handbasket and that our rampantly violent society will increasingly point fingers at violent television…
Rob Yarin has joined Fox News as a senior editor on the weblet's planned primetime news magazine, Fox confirmed, working under exec producer David Corvo.
ABC has renewed "Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa" for next season, but the King World-distributed Saturday morning series will shift production companies from Gunther/Wahl Prods. to Ruby-Spears.
After "Wayne's World" cashed in lampooning the addled heavy-metal set, the timing looks ripe for a spoof of rap music, and this attempt by another "Saturday Night Live" performer, Chris Rock, should…
"The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" canceled a scheduled guest appearance tomorrow by Shabba Ranks because of anti-gay remarks recently made by the Grammy-winning reggae artist.
CBS found its own bit of heaven in numbers for the Grammy Awards Wednesday, which jumped 23% over last year's telecast to score the show's best rating since 1988.
ABC reportedly has reversed a decision to add the Canadian talk show "Shirley" to its daytime schedule in mid-April and may have to swallow the show's estimated $ 65,000-a-week license fee.