Australian media baron Kerry Packer is back in the international TV production business, with plans for a major joint venture based in Los Angeles.
An attorney investor and a group of six employees have filed separate suits in Los Angeles Superior Court against talk show host Byron Allen and his producers for allegedly breaching contracts to pay…
The two pan-European sports channels, Eurosport and the European Sports Network (TESN), have agreed to merge after years of bitter rivalry. U.S. sports cabler ESPN will be part of the new channel's…
Those who attend the Television Critics Assn. tour are used to flamboyant stars, but then there's actor Robert Blake.
With Carol Burnett and "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" on its side, CBS has scored its highest rating and biggest victory margin since the World Series.
CBS/Broadcasting Group president Howard Stringer, while stressing that the deal to land David Letterman is "still a big if," said yesterday that the network will pull out all the stops to get…
Ending months of speculation, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution yesterday announced that it has renewed its "Jenny Jones" talker for a third season.
The two-hour premiere of Paramount's new firstrun syndie series "The Untouchables," which garnered mixed reviews, fired off a respectable 7.1 rating/ 10 share in eight metered markets during its…
Following an extremely successful repeat over the weekend of "Donahue" featuring Mary Jo and Joey Buttafuoco, key figures in the highly publicized "Long Island Lolita" case, WNBC-TV has landed Joey…
IF TELEVISION CRITICS seem a bit nervous at this month's twice-annual dog-and-pony show with the various networks, they have reason to be.
The advent of high-concept first-run action hours in syndication such as "Deep Space 9,""The Untouchables" and "Time Trax," all of which kick off this month, could spell trouble for distributors of…