Polygram TV is pitching a syndie strip for fall 1999 that sounds like a cross between "Love Connection" and "Candid Camera" mixed with elements of "Pop-Up Video."
Saban Entertainment vet Lou Bortone has been upped to senior veep of marketing and advertising for Fox Family Worldwide.
In a deal that offers insight into the future plans of both companies, NBC has tapped Carsey-Werner to handle the off-network sales of its spooky Saturday night drama "Profiler."
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Oprah Winfrey has taken her lumps from TV critics this season for her talkshow's emphasis on self-help, spirituality and "empowerment" topics, but viewers aren't nearly as turned off by the "Change…
Steve Lange has exited his post as co-exec producer of Warner Bros.' syndie newsmag "Extra."
Rupert Murdoch's FX has outbid Comedy Central for the cable-TV rights to Columbia TriStar TV Distribution's "Married ... With Children" for a four-year license term, beginning in September 1999.
"Total Recall 2070," the TV spinoff of the hit 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger actioner, will bow on the Showtime pay cabler in March and will segue to the first-run syndie broadcast arena in January 2000.