Dutch media mogul John de Mol finally has named his new broadcast venture: The five-hour programming block will be called Tien (Ten). Name was chosen in a public contest out of 30,000 submissions…
It was another ho-hum Tuesday night in the primetime ratings wars, with the dominant "American Idol" and sturdy "House" propelling Fox to an easy victory in key demo categories, according to…
Just for Variety: Two of the principal players of "Our Fathers," award-winners Christopher Plummer and Brian Dennehy, pull no punches in their reactions to the story -- and both wonder about the…
Warner Bros. Domestic Cable has sold a package of 18 movies from the studio's library to the Speed Channel that the net will use as it returns the weekly primetime series "Lost Drive-In" to its sked.
"Fear Factor" exec producer-showrunner Matt Kunitz has scared up a new two-year, seven-figure overall deal with NBC Universal Television Studio.
WNET, public television's flagship station in New York, has raided the commercial TV ranks to sign Barry Schulman as its director and executive producer of culture and arts programming.
Fox is hoping Paris Hilton can trump the Donald during May sweeps, while CBS is putting its Martha Stewart telepic on hold until next fall.
NBC removed "Today Show" executive producer Tom Touchet on Tuesday after watching its most profitable program lose ground against ABC's "Good Morning America." Phil Griffin will become VP and…
Making clear it's sweet on joint suitors Time Warner Cable and Comcast -- as opposed to Cablevision -- bankrupt cabler Adelphia disclosed Tuesday it has agreed to pay a hefty breakup fee valued at…
Journalists Sam Donaldson, Jeff Greenfield and Charles Osgood gathered for an NAB panel Tuesday that examined broadcast issues such as the First Amendment, blogging and the future of television news.
Fox News Channel is going mobile. No. 1 cable news net has signed a deal to air its live feed on mobile carrier Sprint's wireless TV service. It's the first deal Fox News has made to puts its content…