Independent local TV stations are growing uneasy about the prospect that Congress will allow satcasters to offer a package of local programming without a mandate to carry all the stations in a market.
CBS newsmag "48 Hours" is on a year-to-date upswing (up 7% over year-ago figures) and Nielsen numbers for last week had the show beating out ABC's movie-of-the-week by more than four ratings points.
First Jerry Springer made headlines by toppling Oprah Winfrey in the national ratings -- now he's overtaking "Live With Regis & Kathie Lee" on their home turf in Gotham. For Gotham-ites, it's the end…
A glitch caused by red tape in the public funding system has Canadian TV producers in a flap about getting vital government funding for a number of prominent Canadian TV dramas.
Continuing to ramp up its original programming, the Disney Channel will unveil a pair of made-for-cable family films during the summer months, including "You Lucky Dog" starring "Growing Pains" alum…
Rysher Entertainment and Jerry Bruckheimer are hoping an overhaul of their high-action syndicated series "Soldier of Fortune" will lead to a rebound. So who better to rebuild the series around than…
Warner Bros. and Outlaw Prods. has paid a low against mid-six-figure sum for screen rights to "Hoodfellas: The New Generation of Mall-Rat Mobsters," the cover story in the April 13 issue of New York…
Coming soon to the CBS O&Os in New York and Los Angeles: "Jackie Collins' Hollywood."
David Cohen ("The Simpsons") has signed a two-year, multimillion- dollar overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV and will executive produce Matt Groening's upcoming animated series, "Futurama."
HBO harvested more than double the ratings of its two main pay-TV rivals, Showtime and Starz, in the 4.7 million households that pay for all three of the premium networks plus HBO's sister channel…
Actress Kimberly Williams ("Relativity") is starring in the NBC comedy pilot "All Together Now" from Paramount Network TV and Kelsey Grammer's Grammnet Prods.