Showtime, which has scored with weekly hourlong series like "The Outer Limits" and "Stargate: SG1," will shift over to half-hour shows, commissioning two sitcoms to premiere this July: "Rude…
WGN Chicago's purchase of the rights to the reruns of "Home Improvement" has potentially damaged the Nielsen value of the series to the USA Network, which laid out a total of $126 million in license…
Just a week after picking up distribution rights to the DreamWorks/ABC sitcom "Spin City," Paramount Domestic TV has sold rerun rights to the show to UPN affils in the top three TV markets for a fall…
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The wedding episode of CBS' "The Nanny" has marched to that series' highest Nielsens since Sept. 25, 1996, but the final firstrun airing of ABC's "Ellen" equaled that sitcom's second-lowest firstrun…
Much like "Seinfeld's" George Costanza, ABC and CBS were concerned about "shrinkage" Thursday night -- Nielsen shrinkage, that is.
Film Roman has inked a deal with Claster Television to produce "The Mr. Potato Head Show" for the Fox Kids Network.
Fox Broadcasting Co. has ordered 13 episodes of another animated comedy for midseason called "Family Guy," which was created, written, produced and animated by a young newcomer named Seth MacFarlane.
Upstart network wannabe Pax Net added credibility to its cause by hiring former CBS president Jeff Sagansky as president and CEO of Paxson Communications Corp., which plans to launch its…
A&E has rejiggered its primetime schedule to guarantee that at 9 p.m. Monday through Friday it will program a fresh hourlong documentary for the 1998-99 season. The yearlong program investment for…
Showtime has joined forces with NYT Television, a division of the New York Times, to produce five one-hour documentaries with subject matter supporting Showtime's summer lineup of original movies.
NBC named Joel Cheatwood, who was involved with the Jerry Springer debacle at NBC's WMAQ-TV in Chicago, to the post of VP, daytime development for NBC.