Witt-Thomas and Witt-Thomas-Harris Prods. confirmed yesterday that Gary Levine has been named prexy of its new TV wing as part of an expansion in the area (Daily Variety, Dec. 15).
USA Network has reluctantly agreed to reschedule its telecast of "Fallen Champ: The Mike Tyson Story" 13 days after NBC airs the same special.
Cable operators are asking the Federal Communications Commission to repeal the network non-duplication rule for network affiliates that seek compensation from cablers via "retransmission consent."
"Norm" and "Cliff" of NBC's "Cheers," known in real life as George Wendt and John D. Ratzenberger, have been animated, much to their dismay.
Three Gillett Broadcasting-owned stations and several others have joined the Television Bureau of Advertising for the new year, according to the trade organization.
Group W Prods. yesterday gave a greenlight for year two of "Vicki!," its daily one-hour talk entertainment series.
KTLA has confirmed that program director Mark Sonnenberg will take over Monday as exec producer of the "KTLA Morning News" from Joel Tator, who is headed to Burbank to exec produce Tom Snyder's new…
Yorkshire-Tyne Tees, the commercial TV station covering the Northeast of England, yesterday posted a big increase in pretax profits for the year ended Sept. 30, 1992.
CBS has reached an agreement with star Angela Lansbury and Universal TV on two additional seasons of "Murder, She Wrote," the web's highest-rated drama series.
Buena Vista Television said that its off-network sitcom "Empty Nest," debuting this fall, has now been cleared in excess of 90 markets covering almost 80% of the country.
AND THE WINNER IS..."Nightline."