Looks like "Baywatch" is Australia-bound after a bid to relocate production of the syndie series to Hawaii fell apart Friday at the 11th hour.
CBS is close to a deal to acquire King World Prods. for about $3 billion in stock, sources said Friday, ending the King brothers' long search for a buyer.
Execs from Time Warner's Telepictures Prods. and "The Jenny Jones Show" are headed to a Michigan courtroom today to fight a $50 million lawsuit stemming from the 1995 murder case involving two men…
Peacock sales veteran Ray Heacox has been named prexy and general manager of KNBC Los Angeles (Daily Variety , Feb. 18).
Universal is poised to re-establish a presence in the domestic TV biz as it wraps up the drawn-out negotiations regarding the remaining assets of Polygram Filmed Entertainment and Brillstein-Grey…
Acme Television, the station group headed by WB Network chief Jamie Kellner, and Pax TV parent Paxson Communications are finding common ground with station deals in smaller TV markets.
Judy Pastore is replacing Eddie October as an exec producer and the daily showrunner on "The Roseanne Show."
KCOP Los Angeles has picked up "The Martin Short Show" for a fall debut (Daily Variety, March 2).
Jim Newman, a veteran TV business reporter, is moving from KTLA to KABC next month.
Bryant Gumbel's Dunbar Prods. is producing a 13-week roundtable talkshow series for pubcasters dubbed "The Reading Club," to be hosted by longtime Gotham news anchor Carol Martin.