CNBC’s push into reality programming has yielded modest ratings results so far, with this week’s launch of sports betting show “Money Talks” drawing small numbers. Nielsen estimates that Tuesday’s…
Russia's leading TV producer, Alexander Akopov, is leaning on U.S. TV shows and know-how to up the ante in the country's burgeoning television market.
After a decent premiere a week ago, CNBC’s new weekly primetime business-makeover reality show “The Profit” took a tumble in the ratings Tuesday. Nielsen estimates that “The Profit,” in which…
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It was supposed to be a one-season-and-done creative workout for two longtime Aussie friends. But success got in the way, and now the legal drama series "Rake" has become a transcontinental franchise.
With the eyes of the Gotham theater industry focused on the current Tony race, you might not notice that in an under-the-radar Down Under locale, there's a big new stage show swinging into production.
Reality shingle 44 Blue Productions has inked an exclusive deal with Jesse Draper to bring Draper’s web series “The Valley Girl Show” to TV, and develop a biz competish show titled “What Women…
Biz makeover series are still hot in reality TV, especially given today's tumultuous economic climate. TNT has decided to dip its toes into the subgenre, taking a broad approach by greenlighting new…
From Oscar winners to pop stars, execs to innovators, the entertainment biz saw the passing of some 500 personalities in 2012. And while all lists are inherently subjective, here’s Variety ‘s roster…
Six months ago, Shinsuke Shimada, a comic who hosted several big primetime shows on Japanese TV, admitted ties to organized crime and resigned from showbiz.