Variety Staff

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WGBX Revamp Planned

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With the luxury of having two channels in Boston, pubcaster WGBH is planning to revamp the schedule of its UHF-er to be more than a place for repeats and statehouse proceedings. According to program…

Marketplace

John Osborne

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John Osborne, the “angry young man” who transformed British theater with his blistering social dramas and won an Oscar for the “Tom Jones” screenplay, died of a heart attack Dec. 24 in Shropshire…

Donald Fedderson

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Donald Fedderson, who produced such TV favorites as “My Three Sons” and “The Millionaire,” died Dec. 18 at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles after a series of heart problems. He was 81. Fedderson…

Have-Nots Crave Slots

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The heat has been turned up in TV’s development hell, making it more difficult for all but a handful of suppliers to break through on the established networks. Executives cite various factors…

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Wilson Inks Fox Pact

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Mara Wilson, the 7-year-old star of 20th Century Fox’s remake of “Miracle on 34th Street,” has inked a nearly $1.5 million, non-exclusive deal with the studio to star in at least two of its movies…

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