Thomas Kane, an 18-year vet of Capital Cities/ABC who has served as the general sales manager of Gotham's WABC-TV for seven years, will take over the vacant general manager post at O&O WPVI in…
NBC confirmed that Greg Kinnear is taking over as host of the network's latenight talk series "Later," as reported (Daily Variety, Nov. 24), with production of the NBC Prods. half-hour to shift from…
The FCC will continue to enforce regulations against broadcast indecency, but only between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 p.m., interim FCC chairman James Quello said.
Pat Robertson's International Family Entertainment upped its bid and has started a tender offer for the money-losing Nostalgia Network.
King World juggernauts "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy!," Viacom's meaty off-net sitcom "Roseanne" and Multimedia Entertainment's rotund right-winger "Rush Limbaugh" kicked off the November sweeps…
King World's "Les Brown Show" is going on an unscheduled production hiatus beginning today. But the syndicator won't make a decision about canceling the low-rated talkshow until it has an opportunity…
In an effort to boost the show's sampling, NBC will air Paramount's "The Mommies" three times the week of Dec. 6 -- at 8:30 p.m. Monday and Thursday in place of "Blossom" and "Wings" as well as in…
Three newcomers look likely to emerge with control in the brave new world of British commercial TV. * * * Malofilm Distribution has inked a Canadian distrib deal with Showtime Networks Inc. * * *…
Malofilm Distribution has signed a deal with Showtime Networks Inc. to distribute the cabler's product in the Canadian video and TV market.
Warner Bros. is changing its fifth network game plan -- again. The studio, which drastically downscaled its weblet only a few weeks ago to make it more "station-friendly" (Daily Variety, Nov. 16)…