MSNBC has canceled "Edgewise," a weekly show featuring reporter John Hockenberry. The series, airing at 8 p.m. Saturday (with repeats at 11 p.m. and at 8 and 11 p.m. Sunday), "hasn't performed as…
NBC, the most stalwart defender of free speech in network television, is raising eyebrows with its decision to keep an episode of "Leeza" off the air because the show was too friendly to the idea…
Pearson Television has promoted Pauline Bohm to the newly created post of vice president, worldwide marketing.
J. Brian McGrath has been named to the new post of president, international, Universal Studios Recreation Group, and will be responsible for all international activities of the unit, including the…
Novelist James Ellroy has inked an exclusive deal with Scripps Howard Prods. to develop concepts for TV drama series.
Paramount's "Kiss Me Guido" embraced the top slot on the exclusives roster on its first date.
Billy Crudup, who made his film debut in Barry Levinson's "Sleepers," will star with Woody Harrelson in Stephen Frears' "HiLo Country" for Polygram's Working Title Films.
ABC has given a full-year pickup to its latenight frosh strip "Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher," meaning the show will be on the web's latenight schedule through the end of 1998.
While Oz's main pay TV carriers are in the throes of merger arrangements, Rupert Murdoch's Foxtel cabler has announced its first rate increase in its two years on air, with basic subscriptions rising…
In an acquisition that seemingly represents a shift in the conglom's business plan for its music operation, the Walt Disney Co. has ponied up $25 million to purchase Mammoth Records, a potent indie…
Scribes Terri Hughes and Ron Milbauer are now two for two after Universal picked up their teen horror pitch "Thirteen" for a six-figure fee, according to sources.