Cable networks are harvesting a bumper crop of dollars from Madison Avenue, chalking up a record $2.68 billion in advertising revenues for the first six months of 1998, a dizzying 17% jump over the…
The Fox News Channel has signed the former astronaut Jim Lovell, whom Tom Hanks played in "Apollo 13," to co-host the network's live coverage Oct. 19 of Sen. John Glenn's return to space on the…
Dr. Drew Pinsky (MTV's "Loveline") is poised to qualify as one of the hardest-working men in TV, now that he's signed a syndie talkshow development deal with Columbia TriStar TV Distribution.
Bryant Gumbel has started working on his first major assignment since his "Public Eye" newsmag halted production earlier this month.
HBO has cast Klaus Maria Brandauer in the key role of Otto Preminger for its $8 million biopic "Dorothy Dandridge," based on the tragic life of the actress.
King World's new syndie talker "The Roseanne Show" will air abroad in some 37 territories, an unprecedented number of foreign markets for a gabber.
Amid demonstrations outside the Paramount lot and charges of racial insensitivity, UPN has pulled the planned premiere seg of its new comedy "The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer," which will bow…
A news-heavy summer filled with sex scandals and a shaky stock market sent numbers soaring for news and info cablers during the third quarter.
Monica Lewinsky's conditions for an exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey were just too much for the talkshow queen.
Panamort Television has inked a deal with Lynn Harris to develop a half-hour comedy series based on Harris' Web site, www.breakupgirl.com.
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame Committee, chaired by Norman Lear, has selected eight honorees to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.