The plight of comedy motion pictures at Oscar time is always the same. It's hard to break through the bias toward more serious fare when Academy members choose the five nominees for best picture.
Fox Broadcasting Co. is launching the midseason comedy "Ask Harriet" and bringing the Dick Wolf drama "New York Undercover" back to Thursdays in January.
As in years past there is always room for an old-fashioned arthouse costume drama in the Oscar mix. And "The Wings of the Dove" has the strong possibility of copping beaucoup nominations in both the…
Multi-character slices of life have often piqued Oscar's interest, from director Robert Altman's best-picture nominees "MASH," "Nashville" and "The Player" to such eclectic, character-teeming…
If Oscar honors were based purely on quality of work and logic, there would be no Oscar pools, handicapping, heated cocktail talk and curmudgeonly complaining about no-shows and couldabeens.
The fledgling health/fitness cable net Fit TV, headed by its bodybuilder CEO Jake Steinfeld, has received expanded carriage endorsements from MSOs Cablevision, Falcon Cable and InterMedia Partners…
This dysfunctional family drama set in suburban Connecticut examines the sexual revolution of the swinging 1970s.
Herbert Granath, the highly regarded international veteran of ABC, will formally turn over the reins of the combined Disney/ABC Intl. Television operation to his designated successor, Etienne De…
Tailor-made for end of the year Seriousness, Michael Winterbottom's "Welcome to Sarajevo'' is already being compared to another tale of journalists-in-war, and one with Oscar laurels --- "The Killing…
Using every trick available, from talking babies to digitally enhanced fireballs, advertising agencies recently have found themselves reaching for movie-like magic at movie-like prices for 30-second…