The new fall season is just a week old, but NBC is already giving a strong vote of confidence to rookie dramas "Third Watch" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."
King World Intl., the foreign sales arm of the syndie powerhouse, has snapped up exclusive international format rights to a large catalog of TV gameshows from Merrill Heatter Prods.
Concrete signs of consolidation in the international TV biz will be visible at the Paramount booth at the Mipcom TV trade show in Cannes next week. In the wake of its acquisition of program…
The networks continue to produce some surprising successes amid the overall ratings erosion of 1999's premiere week, with CBS' Friday actioner ''Now and Again'' and Saturday's NBC high school drama…
Producer Mark Johnson, who's readying the undercover cop drama "Falcone" for a midseason bow on CBS, has inked an overall development deal with Columbia TriStar Television.
Top U.S. program suppliers are headed to the last major TV market of the millennium with what one termed "tempered enthusiasm" for their prospects in the coming decade.
Satcaster DirecTV will launch a Spanish-lingo service in key U.S. Hispanic markets beginning next month.
Bertelsmann badly wants in on the U.S. broadcast business if the country would open its doors to foreigners, execs of the German media giant said Thursday.
The National Basketball Assn. will launch a 24-hour television network in six weeks called NBA.com TV.
Oscar winner Sissy Spacek will star in the upcoming CBS telepic "Songs in Ordinary Time," based on the bestseller by Mary McGarry Morris. She'll play a vulnerable divorcee who falls under the spell…
Jeff Daniels ("Pleasantville"), Jena Malone ("For Love of the Game") and Paul Sorvino ("Bulworth") will topline HBO Pictures' "Cheaters," based on the true story of high school students embroiled in…