Kirstie Alley has entered into a multiyear deal with Universal encompassing features and television, with the actress to take up residence on the studio lot.
A COPY EDITOR APPROACHED a bleary-eyed television reporter last week to ask if he had inadvertently repeated some descriptions in transcribing the various ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox Broadcasting Co. pilot…
As if NBC officials didn't have enough things to worry about, the exec producer and co-creator of the web's top-rated returning series, "Seinfeld," reportedly is trying to extract a hefty raise out…
"Home Free," the new ABC sitcom from Universal TV, is looking to an unusual source for promotional help -- namely, its lead-out, the high-rated Disney comedy "Home Improvement."
Michael Jaffe Films has acquired rights from several women involved in a class-action lawsuit against the Georgia prison system and is developing the project as a TV movie for ABC.
If pilot orders can be viewed as at-bats in the game of prime time series, then the major studios -- despite increased network activity -- still have the best slugging percentage.
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is in the process of changing the relationship between its executive committee and board of governors, with the full membership to vote on whether to expand…
ABC has renewed the Universal TV "Coach" through the 1994-95 season with a total of 50 episodes -- securing a long-term companion for "Home Improvement," which already has been picked up through the…
Several projects were notable by their absence from this year's development presentations, among them "Showroom"-- an ABC show starring Steve Guttenberg from executive producer Glenn Gordon Caron…
NBC West Coast president Don Ohlmeyer yesterday espoused to media buyers a "big tent theory" that forgoes advertiser-friendly young demographics in favor of "a relentless pursuit of eyeballs."
Youth-oriented Fox Broadcasting Co. is determined to expand its reach beyond 18- to 34-year-olds, with chairman Lucie Salhany reiterating to media buyers her publicly stated goal of ranking first…