A glance at the more than 100 pilot orders from the Big Three networks and Fox Broadcasting paints a grim picture for independents looking to break into the series game.
J. Max Robins
If "L.A. Law" returns to NBC next season, it's unlikely Corbin Bernsen will be on hand to play America's favorite sleazy divorce lawyer, Arnie Becker. Bernsen has cut a deal for a CBS pilot being…
Mark Harrington has been selected to drive CBS down the information superhighway. A veteran of the Eye web's sports and news division, Harrington was named to the new slot of senior vice president…
When Warner Bros. CEO Robert Daly walked into the first post-merger gathering of senior Time Warner management in the Bahamas nearly five years ago, he felt a hand on his shoulder. It was a Time Inc…
Bill Cosby, who ruled the ratings for nearly a decade with "The Cosby Show," is returning to weekly series television next fall, according to sources.
With much fanfare, ABC announced last June that it had a deal with Madonna's Maverick Prods. The first project was going to be a four-hour miniseries biography imaginatively dubbed "Madonna: The…
The spread of news shows on primetime TV is the latest bad news for producers of longform TV dramas. Expensive one-hour series, telepics and minis have been a tough sell for a few years.
NBC has decided to keep all its Summer Olympic Gold for its owned stations and affiliates. The Peacock web announced it has put the kibosh on taking any cable partners for the 1996 Games in Atlanta…
Jay Kriegel is entering the world of public relations. The former CBS senior veep has become a counselor to Abernathy MacGregor Scanlon.
Driven by an economy on the rebound, total television advertising grew 4% in 1993 over 1992, according to the Television Advertising Bureau. Powering the overall growth was a bullish 11% increase in…
After a protracted four-network battle for her services, newswoman Diane Sawyer decided to stay at ABC. According to insiders, Sawyer signed a three-year pact worth between $ 6 million and $ 7…