Irwin Russell, the influential entertainment attorney who was a key player in saving the Walt Disney Co. from corporate raiders in 1984, died Friday of complications from leukemia. He was 87. Russell…
There's no more ambitious entrepreneur in the cable biz today than Patrick Gottsch, who's raising a crop of channels targeting viewers in rural America. Gottsch's privately held Rural Media Group…
Frank Peppiatt, co-creator, writer and producer of "Hee Haw," one of the longest-running and most profitable television variety programs, died Nov. 7 of bladder cancer in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. He…
Nashville, TN-- George Lindsey, who spent nearly 30 years as the grinning Goober on "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Hee Haw," has died. He was 83.
Writer Sarah Koskoff and director Todd Louiso deliver a slight, solipsistic portrait of emotional recovery starring likable and woefully underused character actress Melanie Lynskey.
DreamWorks Animation is moving into Gaylord Hotels to let guests vacation with the company's characters.
The program manages to be a misnomer twice over: Nothing about the show really works, and classy it's not.
When people hear the word “preservation,” they typically think of film. But Weekly Variety's special themed issue carries more than a dozen stories, included on this page, spotlighting the work being…
"Hee Haw" is returning to the airwaves after nearly a decade of absence, airing on the Nashville-based RFD-TV's Sunday lineup at 8 p.m. as of Sept. 7.
"Hee Haw" is coming to DVD. Time Life has picked up retail rights to the variety show, which began as a summer replacement series on CBS in 1969 and after two years on the net ran in syndication for…