There was more than a little grumbling from Hollywood's creative community after a hitherto unknown series from ABC's in-house unit turned up on the network's schedule -- without a pilot…
CBS is expected to roll out one of its new Wednesday comedies, Lorimar's Bronson Pinchot vehicle "The Trouble With Larry," in mid-August, paired with the Warner Bros. TV sitcom "Tall Hopes."
The Rev. Donald Wildmon's American Family Assn. said it will take out newspaper ads Sunday encouraging stations not to clear the new ABC series "NYPD Blue."
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.