Eileen Opatut has stepped down as head of original programming for MTV Networks' Logo, the cable group's fledgling channel aimed at gay auds.
Laura Linney has signed to star in the HBO miniseries "John Adams" opposite Paul Giamatti. Tom Hooper, who won an Emmy for helming cabler's "Elizabeth I," has come aboard to direct all seven hourlong…
Gavin Polone and Jamie Tarses are ready to party with Tucker Max. Pair have set up a scripted laffer at Comedy Central inspired by the exploits of Max, a Duke Law School grad who runs a blog…
For years, basic cable networks have tried -- and largely failed -- to find any traction in original sitcoms, but TBS may have cracked the elusive genre with a pair of new comedies.
Lifetime has ordered drama pilots "The Virgin of Akron, Ohio," from Cary Brokaw ("Angels in America"), and "The Madness of Ava," from Howard Gordon and Joel Surnow ("24").
Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks TV are reteaming with TNT to exec produce a six-hour adaptation of Stephen King-Peter Straub adventure novel "The Talisman." Tentpole event has been greenlit for a…
BBC America and "Ab Fab" creator-star Jennifer Saunders are teaming to co-produce a pair of original comedies -- including a sort of British "Golden Girls" -- for the Stateside cabler.
Steve Bodow is expected to be named head writer for "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart." Insiders say Bodow will replace David Javerbaum, who was named showrunner of the news parody show on Thursday…
TLC has greenlit production on "Easy Money," a two-hour special exec produced by Blair Underwood and GRB Entertainment ("Growing Up Gotti").
Ben Karlin is leaving his post as exec producer of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report" at the end of the year.
HBO has signed Michael Tolkin to an exclusive overall deal calling for the novelist-screenwriter to develop and supervise series projects.