CBS held its own over the holiday weekend to continue its march toward a likely November sweeps win, but NBC enjoyed the biggest ratings feast with its Thanksgiving-night telecast of "Home Alone."
King World juggernauts "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy!," Viacom's meaty off-net sitcom "Roseanne" and Multimedia Entertainment's rotund right-winger "Rush Limbaugh" kicked off the November sweeps…
Three newcomers look likely to emerge with control in the brave new world of British commercial TV. * * * Malofilm Distribution has inked a Canadian distrib deal with Showtime Networks Inc. * * *…
Malofilm Distribution has signed a deal with Showtime Networks Inc. to distribute the cabler's product in the Canadian video and TV market.
NBC reportedly will drop the guillotine on its first new series this season, canceling the Castle Rock Entertainment comedy "The Second Half."
Phil Collins will perform a rare acoustic concert at the Fire & Ice Ball at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Dec. 6, with all proceeds benefiting the fight against breast, ovarian and other women's…
Warner Bros. is changing its fifth network game plan -- again. The studio, which drastically downscaled its weblet only a few weeks ago to make it more "station-friendly" (Daily Variety, Nov. 16)…
Singer-actor Ruben Blades became a presidential candidate on Sunday, promising to end corruption that he likened to a "current of raw sewage" running through Panama.
Hollywood Pictures recently snapped up Vince McKewin's spec "The Climb" in a reported negative pickup, six-figure deal for helmer David Mickey Evans and producer Dale de la Torre, sources said…
Reed Hundt will be sworn in as the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission today by his old high school chum, Vice President Al Gore.
Director Alex Proyas has exited as director of the Amblin/Universal feature "Casper," with Amblin execs citing the director's creative differences over the screenplay.