In the beginning, Stephen Sondheim's "Follies" was known as "The Girls Upstairs." Before he decided on "A Streetcar Named Desire," Tennessee Williams toyed with the more prosaic "The Poker Game." And…
The new "Desperate Housewives" DVD boxset calls itself "extra juicy." The "Grey's Anatomy" second season set tantalizes with the label "uncut." Yet neither delivers on that racy promise.
Tyler Perry's company has opened a full-service production facility in Atlanta that is already being used to shoot Perry's upcoming sitcom "House of Payne" and feature "Daddy's Little Girls."
U.K. terrestrial web Five has inked a deal for 180 movies titles from U.S.-based RHI Entertainment as it prepares to launch digital webs Five U.S. and Five Life.
TiVo is finally tackling high-def, but it's going to be pricey. The digital video recording pioneer will soon start selling its Series 3 TiVo, its first device to record in high definition. Box also…
International distributor CableReady has acquired 100 hours of programming from Lionsgate, including reality adventure series "No Boundaries," the "Candid Camera"-style travel show "Tourist Traps"…
ReelzChannel, the upcoming 24/7 cable net offering information about movies, has hired Lee Dollar as VP programming for studio and content development.
"30 Rock" is moving to 8'oclock. In a last-minute scheduling switcheroo, NBC has decided to have new Wednesday laffers "20 Good Years" and Tina Fey starrer "30 Rock" switch timeslots. Latter skein…
Kevin Pollak, Margaret Cho, Dennis Christopher and Ewan Bremner have joined the cast of the Sci Fi Channel event series "The Lost Room." Meanwhile, over at Fox, Michael Boatman ("Spin City") and Mo…
To any of the 120,000 ticketholders at April's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., it would be difficult to imagine that the showcase barely survived its first year.
Auteurs Woody Allen and Spike Lee get grief from critics all the time for stepping out from behind their cameras and into their pics. In the music world, sonic auteurs -- the producers -- usually…