CBS has acquired the upcoming Marilyn Monroe novel "Blonde" by Joyce Carol Oates and made a commitment to a four-hour miniseries, beating out the feature departments at several major studios in the…
Showtime has angered some cable operators by giving their main competitor, DirecTV, the exclusive right to offer the live Showtime cablecast of the Oct. 23 Mike Tyson-Orlin Norris fight to the…
Further confirmation that the 1999-00 season is shaping up to be the year of the drama came Thursday as a trio of frosh hours snagged full-season orders.
With syndicators keeping their cards close to their chest for fall 2000 as they watch for weaknesses in current lineups, Paramount already has cleared the upcoming "Dr. Laura" in 19 of the top 25…
Brillstein-Grey Television has inked an exclusive overall development deal with Donick Cary, co-exec producer of "The Simpsons."
Former "Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher" star Mitch Mullany has inked a sitcom development/holding deal with NBC.
Former "Seinfeld" scribe-showrunners Alec Berg and Jeff Schaffer have landed a six-episode commitment from Fox Broadcasting for a new half-hour comedy that could be on the air as soon as March.
South African pay TV service M-Net, which boasts more than 1.1 million subscribers across Africa, has renewed its contract with 20th Century Fox, giving the channel exclusive broadcast access for the…
Saban Intl. is negotiating to team up with three European television heavyweights to co-produce the high-profile $24 million miniseries "Les Miserables" (Daily Variety, Sept. 1). The Victor Hugo…
Asian satcaster Star TV has fired the first shot in the war to dominate Hong Kong's broadcast field. The News Corp. subsidiary applied Thursday to the government for a license to provide digital pay…