Viacom's Los Angeles TV stations KCBS and KCAL will produce 11 hours of live, local news programming each weekday with no overlap beginning Monday.
ABC Entertainment has promoted development exec Julie McNamara to vice president of drama programming.
The ensemble for Paul Reiser's untitled comedy pilot at FX has been set, with "Kissing Jessica Stein" co-writer/star Jennifer Westfeldt among the cast.
Performers Fred Armisen and Will Forte will join "Saturday Night Live" as featured players when the comedy-variety series makes its season premiere Saturday.
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USA Network has commissioned a pair of reality show pilots from Arnold Shapiro ("Scared Straight") and John Walsh ("America's Most Wanted").
Showtime has renewed sci-fi series "Jeremiah" for a second season and added actor Sean Astin to a cast that already includes Luke Perry and Malcolm-Jamal Warner.
HBO has hired veteran series development executive Harvey Myman to become VP of creative affairs for HBO Independent Prods.
Canuck network CTV has appointed Rick Brace prexy, replacing Trina McQueen who retired earlier this year, Ivan Fecan, CEO of CTV parent Bell Globemedia, announced Wednesday.
ABC's Tuesday momentum picked up steam this week as the return of "According to Jim" and the regular timeslot preem of "Life With Bonnie" lifted the net to victory in key demos.
German broadcasting group ProSiebenSat 1 Media, majority owned by the bankrupt Kirch Group, lowered its 2002 profit forecast by up to 30% on Wednesday, saying the outlook for the TV ad market is…