King World Prods. has sold upcoming syndicated talker "Rachael Ray" to all top 25 markets and 46 of the top 50 broadcast stations for its fall 2006 launch.
The Intl. Documentary Assn. has announced it will honor the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for its commitment to preserving selected non-fiction films.
Dr. Phil is going primetime, landing a six-episode order from CBS for the unscripted skein "Moochers." "Moochers" will help people rid their lives of deadbeat relatives and friends who've overstayed…
Allan Waters, the 84-year-old founder of Canadian broadcast group Chum, died in his sleep in a Toronto hospital on Saturday, just six weeks after retiring from the board.
Sci Fi Channel is hoping to conjure up some femme fans via a supernatural sudser. Cabler has struck a deal with corporate sib NBC U TV Studio to bring old episodes of Peacock's "Passions" to Sci Fi's…
Spike TV's new alternative topper, Sharon Levy, is taking the wraps off her first slate of reality shows for the men's cabler.
The "Nip/Tuck" network is carving up its next generation of would-be hits. FX has picked up a one-hour pilot about a family of cons from comedian Eddie Izzard and has greenlit a second from Courteney…
Blair Brown will make her Gotham directing debut with the Play Company's Off Broadway production of "Lovely Day," by Leslie Ayvazian.
The Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has negotiated deals covering picture editors and assistants on "America's Next Top Model" and the entire post-production staff for "World Poker Tour"…
Gregg Hoffman, prexy and partner in Twisted Pictures, died of natural causes Sunday morning in Los Angeles. Hoffman, 42, was the exec largely responsible for identifying horror success "Saw."
After wrapping the Martin Scorsese-directed “The Departed,” Leonardo DiCaprio has turned his attention toward the feature-length environmental documentary “11th Hour.” DiCaprio is producing…