The threat of a lawsuit by the Universal TV Group appears to have saved U's Trio, the pop-culture cable network, from getting axed by DirecTV on Jan. 1.
The flu felled the annual Christmas party of the Screen Smart Set Auxiliary of the Motion Picture & Television Fund on Thursday at the MPTF Country House & Hospital.
New Line is looking to jumpstart its hobbit-size small screen business via an aggressive push into unscripted television to be led by reality vet Jon Kroll.
Call it "The Real (Little) World."
Brett Ratner has committed to direct "Josiah's Canon" for 20th Century Fox.
Heartened by the growth spurt at ABC News' "Good Morning America," Alphabet affils on Thursday endorsed the return of the ayem show to the weekends.
"The Lord of the Rings" head man Peter Jackson will receive this year's Modern Master Award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.
Warner Bros. has optioned "The Food of Love," a novel by Jess Blake, for producer Denise Di Novi.
YEAR-END COMEDY Romantic comedy "Something’s Gotta Give" and gross-out comedy "Stuck on You" are launching in a month when lighthearted fare has been popular counterprogramming to somber Oscar…
"Will & Grace" exec producers David Kohan and Max Mutchnick have leveled a lawsuit against NBC, claiming the network failed to negotiate a fair license fee for the show.
NBC's production notes boldly proclaim that "Secret Santa" is "destined to become a holiday classic," representing the kind of balls-to-the-wall hyperbole that's hard not to admire. In the case of…