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.
Reveille is launching a Web series on MSN for sponsor Post Grape Nuts that will star ESPN personality Kenny Mayne.
The top 35 ad-supported cable networks are up 7% in total viewers this season, according to a report released Wednesday by Turner Networks' research department.
Twentieth Television has sold a syndie version of "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader" to stations covering 80% of the country for a fall launch.
Comedian George Lopez has entered the latenight race, signing on to host an 11 o'clock nightly talkshow for TBS starting in November.
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