Russia's pubcasters are risking the Kremlin's wrath by scheduling obligatory televised election campaign debates outside primetime.
SoapNet general manager Deborah Blackwell is departing her post effective immediately but will continue as a consultant until her contract expires at the start of next year.
"Freaks and Geeks" star John Francis Daley has dug up a new role on Fox's "Bones" as a series regular. And Annie Potts is set to star opposite Nikki Blonsky in the Lifetime TV movie "Queen Sized."
Fox has locked its orbit on "Spaced," a U.K. comedy being retooled for American auds.
Tyra Banks is building a bigger catwalk, inking an expansive overall deal with Warner Bros. and hiring a new exec team to run her Bankable Prods. banner.
Lionsgate has cut a $20 million pact with USA Network and its Sci Fi Channel sibling for smallscreen rights to a package of pics that includes "3:10 to Yuma," "Saw II" and "Good Luck Chuck." Pact is…
Nickelodeon exec Alison Dexter has been bumped up to exec VP of production, overseeing series for all of MTV Networks' Kids and Family Group channels.
"Prison Break" exec producer Matt Olmstead has been sentenced to another two years of hard labor at 20th Century Fox TV, where the scribe has renewed his overall deal.
Once bereft of high-def content to play on their new bigscreens, U.S. viewers now have a burgeoning bounty of satellite and cable options to go along with Blu-ray and HD DVD drives.
The World Series ended late Sunday with Boston's four-game wipeout of Colorado, but Fox still averaged 17.1 million total viewers for the four contests, a solid 8% higher than last year's five Series…
Warner Bros. Domestic TV Distribution has lined up TV stations in 55% of the country for "The Bonnie Hunt Show," the daily syndicated talker that premieres in the fall.