Simon Fuller has filed suit in California Superior Court in Los Angeles against Fox and FremantleMedia North America, seeking exec producer pay and credit for television show "The X Factor."
A year ago, Variety ran a story that praised certain television shows for their ability to be funny while working within smallscreen standards-and-practices parameters. While mainstream film was…
Showtime will air Paul McCartney's 9/11-themed documentary, "The Love We Make," premiering it the night before the 10th anniversary of the tragic day.
HBO has announced "Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett Together Again," an hourlong conversation of anecdotes and observations filmed before a live audience last year at the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles, will…
Watching a movement to save a canceled TV show is a little like watching a squirrel fighting for its life after being hit by a truck. No matter how much you're rooting for that squirrel, it's more…
MGM announced four appointments in its TV department: Vicky Gregorian as senior veep of domestic television distribution, Susan Hummel as senior veep of U.S. basic cable and Canada television, Damien…
From the Grantland oral history of "Friday Night Lights": Eric Shanks (former Executive Vice President of Entertainment, DirecTV): We were at the Sundance Film Festival. Tom Arnold, me, and Ben…
"Men of a Certain Age" will no longer age: TNT has canceled the series after two seasons.
This video featuring “Peep Show” star David Mitchell is a year old, but it was just forwarded to me today, so that makes it immediately relevant. Truly, the message is timeless.
The promise of social media, the perils of losing goodwill with fans and L.A.'s struggle to land an NFL franchise were among the topics discussed Thursday at the Variety/Sports Video Group's Sports…
ESPN content exec VP John Skipper has a lot in his plate, but there might not be an entree he's more enthusiastic about right now than soccer.