Is NBC making a serious effort to get women to forsake "Desperate Housewives" for the Peacock's "Sunday Night Football"? Certainly the episode of NBC's daytime soap opera "Passions" on Thursday was…
On the same day Vanity Fair dubbed him the 17th most influential person in showbiz -- ranked above CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves -- Tom Freston exited his MTV Networks post.
The Weinstein Co. has signed a one-year, first-look deal with L.A.-based Underground Films with an eye to turning out laffers. First announced project that Underground will produce for TWC is "Rising…