Billy Baldwin ("Backdraft") is finalizing a deal to lead the ensemble cast of "EDNY," a Peacock drama pilot from Tony Drazan ("The Negotiator").
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With the exit of vice chair Ted Turner and losses approaching $100 billion, AOL Time Warner may find that merging CNN with Disney's ABC News a compelling idea.
Tribune's syndie skeins "Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda" and "Mutant X" have both been renewed for the 2003-04 season.
Tollin/Robbins Prods. development wunderkinds Chris Castallo and Shelley Zimmerman have been bumped up to senior vice presidents at the boutique studio.
California lawmakers want the Grammys to stay in Los Angeles, where they have been held for 34 of the last 44 years.
Keith Merryman and David A. Newman have sold their pitch "Family Pictures" to Odd Lot Prods. Romantic comedy concerns two lifelong friends who unwittingly bring their single parents together. As they…
Robin Schwartz has been named vice president of programming for ABC Family Channel.
Rick Shoemaker, president of Warner/Chappell Music, has been named president of the Neil Bogart Memorial Fund, the West Coast division of the T.J. Martell Foundation.
Samuel Goldwyn Films and Fireworks Pictures have picked up North American distribution rights to "Passionada," directed by Dan Ireland ("The Whole Wide World").
"My Wife and Kids" creator-exec producers Damon Wayans and Don Reo are teaming with comic Rodney Carrington to create a new family laffer for ABC.