MCA TV is believed to be close to a deal to clear "The Suzanne Somers Show" on ABC-owned WLS-TV in Chicago, which would air the series in the 11 p.m.-midnight latenight slot.
Broadcasters accused of overcharging politicians for campaign ads can heave a sigh of relief: The FCC does not appear inclined to levy big penalties against those stations facing complaints.
Charles Kuralt announced that he'll retire from his work at CBS News effective May 1, ending a 37-year affiliation with the network.
Billy Graham helped put a damper on CBS' so-called "halo effect" from the Winter Olympics as ABC survived a furious weekend assault by the Eye network to take Nielsen gold for the March 7-13 week.
France's television regulatory body CSA is to take over license renewal negotiations with pay TV giant Canal Plus from the government-appointed negotiator Jacques Friedmann.
CBS has confirmed plans to bring "Late Show With David Letterman" to Los Angeles the week of May 9-13, as reported (Daily Variety, Jan. 31).
Ellen Weston wrote the CBS telepic “Sin and Redemption”; her name was incorrect in Tuesday’s review.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors released their nominees for the Golden Reel Awards in television Tuesday.
CBS and Fox Broadcasting Co. will simulcast the special "Kids Killing Kids," about the problem of children and guns, on April 26 at 8 p.m. The hour, from Arnold Shapiro Prods., will air…
Samuel Goldwyn TV has signed former CBS baseball producer Ric LaCivita to serve as producer of “American Gladiators,” which is entering its sixth season. The company has also cleared its “Samuel…