Lifetime has announced two key PR hires, tapping Lindsay Drewel and Les Eisner to veepee positions.
Discovery Channel announced second-season renewals for five series Monday, giving reups to "American Loggers," "Destroyed in Seconds," "How Stuff Works," "Time Warp" and "Treasure Quest."
IFC has greenlit its first telepic, a project based on Laurell K. Hamilton's vampire novels.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
Lucy Lawless is returning to her action-hour roots, signing on to star in the new fantasy-and-fighting series from "Xena: Warrior Princess" masterminds Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi.
ESPN Films has added Albert Maysles, Barry Levinson and Dan Klores to the list of filmmakers shooting short sports pics for its "30 for 30" documentary project.
NBC U has announced that offnet syndie rights to "The Office" have now been sold to stations covering 93% of the country, with all of the 50 top markets now secured.
With its documentary specials driving ratings to record heights and ad sales to double-digit growth, the National Geographic Channel has announced a slate of nine upcoming nonseries programs.
Tiffany "New York" Pollard is doing yet another reality series for VH1, this time taking on jobs suggested by text-messaging viewers.
The guys behind Mighty Putty, the Big City Slider Station, the Swivel Sweeper and the FoodSaver now have their own Thom Beers-produced reality show, and it's not an infomercial.
The Lindsay Lohan comedy "Labor Pains" will debut on ABC Family over the summer.