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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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CNN’s Arnett Takes Flack

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Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) last week accused CNN reporter Peter Arnett of being an Iraqi “sympathizer,” a comment that prompted an angry reply from CNN exec v.p., news Ed Turner. Simpson made his…

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Schafbuch Elected

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R.M. (Mick) Shafbuch, g.m. of KOIN-TV Portland, Ore., was elected chairman of the CBS Affiliates Advisory Board last week in Washington, D.C. Cathleen Creany, g.m. of WTVH Syracuse, N.Y., was named…

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Executive Shuffle

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MARY BARELA has been named v.p. of licensing and merchandising at Fox Inc., a new post. Barela has been director of licensing and merchandising since August 1989. RICHARD BORNSTEIN has left the…

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NATPE Happy

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The National Assn. of Television Program Executives has revised earlier gloomy attendance estimates. Despite the outbreak of war and the recession, NATPE reports the conference achieved record…

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