After a season marked by a paucity of new breakout hits -- and an excess of over-the-top reality shows -- webheads are getting ready to start all over again. With most of the 125-plus pilots cast and…
Fox has locked in a key component of its summer schedule, slotting its new kiddie take on "American Idol" in the same Tuesday timeslot as the original skein.
This TV season, patience has burst the bubble. Heading into the May upfronts, a majority of primetime series already know their fate.
Offbeat, uplifting or outrageous by turns, reality shows are quickening the pace of program buying and shifting the fortunes of stations on both sides of the Atlantic.
In the past two years, traditional assumptions about the role of factual entertainment and drama programs have broken down. Today, networks want promotable primetime events backed up by low-cost…
MipTV 2003: Documentaries to be offered at confab
When boy genius James Isaac Neutron was but a glimmer in the eyes of execs at Nickelodeon, television was not the first priority. Neutron first emerged online, then showed up in a theatrical release…
A sampler of new kids series up for grabs at Mip TV
One of the hottest high-end docs at the two-day nonfiction sales bazaar Mipdoc is likely to be "Prisoner of Paradise," a feature-length work from Alliance Atlantis. It's nominated for an Oscar and…
MipTV 2003: Execs talk about buyer buzz
Another risky investment is paying off for Harvey Weinstein. Miramax, which placed a winning rights bid of $7 million, estimates consumers have already purchased more than 500,000 copies of "The…