Producer Donald P. Bellisario has entered into an exclusive TV and first-look feature deal with Paramount Pictures, as expected (Daily Variety, July 10), after more than a dozen years at Universal TV.
The baseball playoffs maintained a modest Nielsen batting average over the weekend while Ross Perot proved his first paid political ad was no fluke, drawing an OK 18 share with his chart-and-graph…
NBC will reportedly pull new reality series "Final Appeal" and "What Happened?" from their regular time periods after Oct. 23--the final Friday prior to the start of the November sweeps.
"Good Morning America" and "Today" continued their neck-and-neck race in the first week of the fourth quarter, while "CBS This Morning" jumped toward a more competitive position during the Sept…
CBS, responding to employee concerns, has commissioned an environmental study of its Television City headquarters in Los Angeles. The decision follows a period in which a handful of employees on the…
Richard Lewis is developing a new sitcom for Fox Broadcasting Co. that would star Lewis and Don Rickles, to be produced by 3 Arts Entertainment in association with HBO Independent Prods.
Richard D. Lindheim has been named exec VP of the Paramount TV Group, reuniting the former Universal TV exec with Kerry McCluggage, as expected (Daily Variety, Aug. 19).
SYNERGY HAS LONG BEEN of the most over-used terms in the entertainment industry, a sort of high-falutin' buzzword that means, in simple Schwarzenegger-type lingo, "Ve're big, and ve vill use our size…
ABC, CBS and NBC could lose a combined $ 15 million in advertising revenue due to the four 90-minute political debates, which will preempt such hit shows as "Full House,""Cheers" and "60 Minutes."…
An obviously uncomfortable Jay Leno appeared before Academy of Television Arts & Sciences luncheon-goers and scores of media yesterday, saying he wants to bury the hatchet in the late-night booking…
Actress Kristy McNichol won't fly the coop exactly, but she will be taking an open-ended hiatus from the veteran NBC series "Empty Nest," exec producer Tony Thomas confirmed yesterday.