Alert the U.K. trailer trash: Brit network ITV has picked up four episodes of a new nighttime variety series from Carlton TV to be hosted by American talkshow ringmaster Jerry Springer.
The Peacock has emerged from last week's World Series with virtually no momentum, leaving NBC with a discouragingly slim victory margin for the Oct. 25-31 primetime Nielsens week.
On the strength of surprise hit "Double Jeopardy," Paramount won the October B.O. race with 21% of the total take. Overall grosses of $505.2 million rose 11% over the same month in 1998.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy1Daily:$5.8M Cumulative:$281.2M Disney -16.98%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2Daily:$3.7M Cumulative:$166.3M Paramount Pictures -21.00%
If I Stay
If I Stay3Daily:$2.5M Cumulative:$32.3M Warner Brothers / New Line -25.19%
Vanity Fair publisher Mitchell Fox has been upped to Conde Nast senior VP in charge of corporate sales. Fox replaces Susan Blank, who left in late September to become the publisher of Mirabella.
Marking another major toy deal with the key partner in its "Star Wars" merchandising machine, Fox has signed Hasbro Inc. to produce merchandise for its summer animated pic "Titan A.E."
Bill Bentley has been named senior vice president of media relations for Warner Bros. Records, where he will oversee all aspects of the department, along with his East Coast counterpart, Karen Moss.
In a move to stay competitive with rival TiVo, Replay Networks said it will double the recording capacity of its digital video recorder and has made Amazon.com its exclusive e-tailing partner leading…
Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp. said Monday they have skedded Nov. 12 as the record date for determining stockholders entitled to vote on their proposed $36 billion merger.
Broadway dropped nearly half a million dollars in total receipts, to $9,752,342, despite the appearance of four new shows in previews: "Kiss Me, Kate," "Marie Christine," "The Price" and "Putting It…
The U.S. Comedy Arts Festival will honor Robin Williams with the AFI Star Award for excellence in film and television.