The future world of 500 channels threatens to dilute both programming standards and quality without vigilance and cooperation by the television industry, CBS/Broadcast Group president Howard Stringer…
After several announced false starts regarding KGB-related television projects, NBC will make it onto the air with a two-hour special on the former Soviet Union's secret police May 25 -- the final…
As ABC executives huddle in New York to put the final touches on their fall schedule, they've been getting an unusual amount of third-party arm-twisting regarding an existing comedy -- the…
Michele Lee will stay tied up at CBS after her 14-year run in "Knots Landing" with a commitment to star in and produce a new series for the network.
CBS, SOME WILL TELL YOU, started its climb out of third place when the network finished a 10th of a point behind NBC in the May 1990 Nielsen ratings sweeps. Three years later, NBC is hoping another…
Garry Shandling could still end up hosting a late night talkshow in the hour that follows "The Tonight Show"-- but on CBS, not NBC.
Malcolm Leo Prods., fast becoming one of ABC's top outside suppliers of prime time specials, hopes to follow a busy May sweeps with projects on the Smothers Brothers, Otis Redding and a tribute to…
Since Conan O'Brien has few straight answers about his planned NBC late night show, he stuck to the funny ones Monday.
KCBS-TV's ouster of news director John Lippman -- after a stormy 16-month tenure at the station -- was seen in most quarters as a case of too many headaches with too little ratings improvement to…
ABC Sports president Dennis Swanson will relinquish supervision of daytime programming at the network, as reported (Daily Variety, April 29).
The fiery end to the cult stand-off in Waco lit up "Nightline" ratings for the week of April 19-23 in Nielsen daytime and fringe standings.