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‘Matlock’ Slugs It Out

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WCBS-TV is gambling that “Matlock” can compete with “The Oprah Winfrey Show” (WABCTV) and “Donahue” (WNBCTV) by grabbing a different audience. But, so far, the drama is doing no better than its…

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Mo’ Better Picture

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Faroudja Research ran a Bay Area demo of a system it claims will rival high-definition tv in picture quality. KGO-TV and KPIX-TV aired selected programs enhanced with Faroudja’s “SuperNTSC,” which…

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Fox Digs ‘Babes’

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FBC has ordered five additional episodes of the Twentieth TV sitcom “Babes,” bringing its order to a full 22. The sitcom averages a 7.1 rating/11 share in Nielsen season-to-date, falling at least 45%…

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Edwards’ CBS Deal

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The Blake Edwards Co. and New World Entertainment are developing a series of telefilms intended to star Jacqueline Bisset, Catherine Deneuve and Linda Evans for CBS. Two vidpix are expected to begin…

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Baltimore Blowout

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Scripps Howard Broadcasting Co., citing dissatisfaction with closing terms, terminated its deal to buy Gillett-owned WMAR-TV Baltimore. According to Dow Jones, under the agreement Scripps would have…

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