"Nightline" won the last week of the pre-Letterman era in latenight, edging "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" in Nielsen daytime and fringe results for Aug. 23-27.
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…
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…
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…
Former NBC Entertainment exec Perry Simon is reportedly bound for Viacom Entertainment Group to run its West Coast production operations.
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…
Michael Jacobs, brought in earlier to consult on Disney's "The Sinbad Show", has been named an exec producer on the Fox Broadcasting Co. sitcom, joining the original tandem of Gary Murphy and Larry…
Two months ago, this space ran a column mocking the explosion of fictitious new cable channels by the year 1999.
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.