Brian Lowry: Changing Channels
To paraphrase that famous Wendy's campaign, come fall, network TV viewers and those monitoring the industry may find themselves asking, "Where's the violence?"
ABC won't premiere the lion's share of its Saturday lineup until just before the November sweeps, relying on prime time sports and TV movies through late October.
Ratings surged for the network morning shows in Nielsen daytime and fringe ratings for the second quarter, with ABC's "Good Morning America" leading the charge.
ABC has added another one-hour series from Steven Bochco Prods., the tentatively titled family drama "The Byrds of Paradise," to its midseason roster.
Television headlines have been dominated lately by talk of interactivity -- questions of when it's coming, what form it will take and who will profit from it.
ABC has inked in "The Critic"-- an animated series from James L. Brooks and the producer tandem that's run "The Simpsons" the past two seasons -- as a midseason order for the 1993-94 term.
Former "In the Heat of the Night" co-star Anne-Marie Johnson will join the ensemble cast next season of the Fox Broadcasting Co. sketch comedy series "In Living Color." Johnson recently left "Heat"…
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Jones Entertainment Group, the production arm of cable operator Jones Intercable Inc., is increasing its production activities with a push into modestly budgeted features in addition to movies for…