Sen. Paul Simon bluntly told members of the broadcast industry Monday that either they must exercise greater self-restraint in regard to violent programming or Congress will step in and do it for…
Put under a spotlight that included blazing TV cameras and a circuslike atmosphere -- and despite the cautionary remarks of Sen. Paul Simon -- it was for the most part an unrepentant television…
"Good Morning America" widened its lead over NBC's "Today" in Nielsen daytime and fringe ratings for July 19-23, while "Nightline" scored its fourth consecutive household ratings win in latenight.
Earnest and well-acted, Steve Zaillian's directorial debut explores the price of being a child prodigy while seeking to bring excitement to chess -- becoming a kind of cerebral "The Karate Kid." It's…
After weeks of banter about television violence, more than 400 members of the industry will hole up in Beverly Hills today for a daylong conference on the issue, which is skedded to include a keynote…
CBS and Viacom Intl. have settled all pending litigation between them over payments due for distribution of certain TV programs owned by the network.
CBS will reportedly seek to mollify star producers Harry Thomason and Linda Bloodworth-Thomason by moving "Hearts Afire" out of its scheduled Friday fall time period -- instead delaying the show…
Dolly Parton and her Sandollar Prods. have entered into an exclusive three-year series production and development deal with Walt Disney TV that includes plans to develop a first sitcom vehicle for…
CBS has ordered a new primetime serial from "Homefront" and "Knots Landing" writer-producer team Lynn Marie Latham and Bernard Lechowick under the working title "Second Chances."
All is not happy at "Home Improvement," with the three child actors on the hit ABC comedy seeking more money, and all, thus far, no-shows for the first week of production.
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