Diving deeper into the original series biz, Starz has given a 10-episode order to a half-hour dark comedy from multihyphenate Eric Schaeffer and "Seinfeld" alum Jill Franklyn.
Gary Sinise will narrate History's 10-part docudrama, "WWII in HD," set for premiere this fall.
Animal Planet is launching a quarterly series of investigative documentaries, beginning with a January special on dogfighting.
At the opening day of the Television Critics Assn. tour in Pasadena, TBS presented George Lopez and his foray as a latenight talkshow host. Net announced "Lopez Tonight" will launch Nov. 9.
The return of "Hell's Kitchen" helped heat things up last week for Fox, which rolled to victory among young adults.
FX is on the right side of the "Lawman," picking up 13 episodes of the Timothy Olyphant starrer.
Fox Channels Italy is launching Fox Retro on Sky Italia. Move brings its offerings to 13 channels on the pay TV platform, making it the leading channel provider in the local pay TV market.
Harvey Frand, Emmy-winning producer of "Battlestar Galactica," died in Los Angeles after a brief hospitalization for respiratory problems. He was 68.
BY STUART LEVINE Fox Reality's "Househusbands of Hollywood" features the guys doing daily chores and being with the kids while mom is at the office, but clearly the show will get plenty of traction…
Fox is rearranging its fall launch plans, giving an early jump to frosh drama "Glee" and the fall edition of "So You Think You Can Dance."
CBS Television Distribution has achieved 95% clearance of "Smash Cuts," a series that will amass viral short videos taken from the Internet, in time for a planned launch the week of Sept. 27.