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FLAGSHIP RAMS 'BZZZ!'

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Tribune Broadcasting Co.'s WGN Chicago has dealt a blow to its in-house Tribune Entertainment Co. gameshow “Bzzz!” “Bzzz!” is being bumped out of its 6:30 p.m. access slot on WGN effective Jan. 6…

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TROUBLES COURT ABC

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Last week was not a good one for ABC News – or broadcast journalism in general – in court. First, on Wednesday, the network found itself on the losing end of a $10 million libel suit filed in Miami…

'Friends' cast re-pact

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After months of tense and sometimes public negotiations, Warner Bros. Television has inked a new contract with the entire cast of the NBC hit “Friends” through the 1999-2000 season. The studio…

'Sparrows' headed to TV

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: “ER” star Anthony Edwards and writer-producer James Duff have signed to produce the stage comedy “A Quarrel of Sparrows” for television, with Duff adapting from his own play and Edwards starring…

WHEN CHIPS ARE DOWN

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While all entertainment fare on the small screen will likely be carrying a rating in January, network execs are vowing that the implementation of a ratings system will in no way affect the…

TCI PHONES FOR IPO

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NEW YORK – Cable giant Tele-Communications Inc. will spin off its telephone business through an initial public offering, it said Thursday, in the latest step toward improving its strained balance…

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