"The Simpsons" are getting a new foster parent, with James L. Brooks' Gracie Films inking in David Mirkin--most recently associated with "The Edge" and "Get a Life"--to become the hands-on exec…
Mr. Murphy goes to Washington and the big winner is Mickey Mouse, as Disney figures to cash in with a hefty honorarium from this uneven but occasionally quite funny political satire. Those tired of…
Robert J. Wright, a 28-year ABC veteran who for the last six years has been VP of public relations on the West Coast, will take early retirement at the end of this year.
The premiere of "The Jackie Thomas Show" held on to a whopping 90% of its "Roseanne" lead-in Tuesday night, exceeding any previous rating for "Coach" in that slot.
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ABC has given sophomore comedy hit "Home Improvement" an unprecedented three-year renewal--through the 1995-96 television season--in conjunction with an exclusive two-series deal with the producer…
Sandy Grushow has become the top programming executive at Fox Broadcasting Co. with his promotion to president of the Fox Entertainment Group. The move has been expected since Peter Chernin vacated…
ABC punctuated its November sweeps victory with a big Tuesday win last week, claiming its first major sweeps crown since February 1988 and its first November Arbitron triumph in 11 years.
After taking time to regroup following the CBS series "High Mountain Rangers" and its spin-off "Jesse Hawkes," actor-producer Robert Conrad is revving up the production wheels again through his A…
Wind Dancer Prods., the outfit headed by Matt Williams that's behind the ABC hit "Home Improvement," is expected to announce an exclusive deal with the network calling for at least two new series…
Fox Broadcasting Co. will put out the Bat-signal in an attempt to rescue its Sunday lineup, scheduling "Batman: The Animated Series" at 7 p.m. and axing freshman comedies "Great Scott" and "Woops!"