UPN and Buena Vista TV inked a four-year deal late Thursday to air a two-hour block of Disney-branded kids programming on the netlet six days a week starting in fall 1999.
Frank M. Smith Jr., a senior CBS executive for more than 30 years, died April 2 at the Hospice of Palm Beach (Florida) following a long illness. He was 70.
"NYPD Blue" star Jimmy Smits is leaving the ABC drama at some point next season, and he plans to sign an exclusive development deal with the network, sources said Thursday.
It won't be enough for DreamWorks TV's "Spin City" to harvest big bucks when it storms into rerun syndication in the fall of 2000 -- all of the other sitcom competitors of "Spin City" will have to go…
Earvin "Magic" Johnson's latenight talkshow "The Magic Hour" will get a send-off from Burbank-based Friedland Jacobs Communications that's worthy of a Procter & Gamble packaged-goods launch.
Ken Page, a longtime TV exec who was well known in the global TV distribution community, died April 6 of cancer in Toronto. He was 69.
Chris Elliott, Gail O'Grady and Alexandra Wentworth have joined Jim Belushi in the CBS comedy pilot "Better Days."
Leeza Gibbons has been tapped as host of next month's Daytime Emmy Awards kudocast.
Playing catch-up in the cable biz-news game, CNNfn will launch next month in Chile on VTR-Cablexpress.
MGM Intl. Television Distribution has inked a multiyear agreement to license substantial TV and film product to Orbit Satellite Television, a satcaster that beams into the Middle East and North…
"The Gayle King Show" is the latest syndie casualty of the season. CBS's Eyemark Entertainment has opted to cut its losses and not renew the low-rated rookie talkshow strip for a second year…