Animal Planet hopes its 2005-06 lineup will lure hipper viewers into joining its safari. At the cabler's Gotham upfront preview, exec veep-general manager Maureen Smith expressed channel's desire to…
Hell-bent on filling a Sunday-afternoon vacuum during the summer, NBC Sports has ramped up its carriage of the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour.
In her first TV role since NBC grounded "LAX," Heather Locklear has booked a two-episode arc on ABC's "Boston Legal."
Just for Variety: Who was outfoxed, after all? Sunday night, Robert Greenwald's feature docu "Outfoxed" was nixed commercial time on ABC's airing of "Boston Legal." Late Monday, Greenwald told me the…
Latenight's newest host is finding an audience. Craig Ferguson, the bemused Scotsman who won the sweepstakes to host the "Late Late Show," is taking the show to new ratings heights.
While it appalled some, ABC's attempt to spice up "Monday Night Football" with a racy lead-in last November was not indecent, the Federal Communications Commission ruled on Monday.
Auds tuned in to sample ABC's John Stamos laffer "Jake in Progress" Sunday night but remain only modestly interested in NBC's boxing series "The Contender."
CBS is riding ratings momentum into its coverage of March Madness as preliminary Nielsens for college basketball's Championship weekend were the best on the net in six years.
HBO Latin America will bow its 10 premium nets on Brazil's leading cable operator Net Servicos on Wednesday.
"Primetime Live" executive producer Shelley Ross has been reassigned within ABC amid slumping ratings and reports of staff unrest.
Working toward a June 30 launch date of the MTV Networks' cabler for gay and lesbian auds, Logo prexy Brian Graden has put the finishing touches on his programming team, naming veteran ad exec Lisa…