Lights, camera, Frog: The WB is getting into the telepic biz. Net has tapped former TBS longform exec Tana Nugent Jamieson to serve as senior VP of the newly created made-for unit.
NBC lately has been promoting "Friends" as the best comedy in TV history -- a claim some, including "Frasier" star Kelsey Grammer, might take issue with.
NBC is seeking a court order barring cable network E! Entertainment from airing a compilation of "Saturday Night Live" sketches called "101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments" without permission.
Networks have picked up the pace on pilot orders, with CBS and Fox each greenlighting a pair of dramas Monday.
UPN continues to recruit big names to work behind the cameras, inking deals with thesps Queen Latifah and Kate Hudson to exec produce a pair of laffers for the net.
The Independent Film Channel has acquired "Shattered Glass," "Girl With a Pearl Earring" and "The Cooler" as part of a 21-film licensing deal with Lions Gate Films.
Showtime has given Matthew Duda, executive VP of program acquisitions and planning, the additional job of distributing the network's shows in foreign and domestic distribution, covering both TV and…
Stephen Davis, prexy-CEO of Carlton America, and John Weiser, exec VP of Sony Pictures Television, have been nominated co-chairmen of the National Assn. of Television Program Executives.
A weekend of thrilling NFL action produced boffo ratings for Fox and CBS, highlighted by the late Philadelphia-Green Bay overtime contest, which scored the best numbers for pro football's conference…
German pubcasters are set for a showdown with the country's political leaders over a proposed license fee hike in 2005.
The Peacock marched off with a fair share of the kudos at General Electric's annual global leadership powwow in Boca Raton, Fla., last week, as NBC cable exec Jeff Gaspin fended off stiff competition…