HBO coined the phrase "Family. Redefined." to promote "The Sopranos," but those words ring even truer for the cable channel's newest Sunday drama, "Big Love."
RDF USA, the reality TV production company behind ABC's "Wife Swap," has appointed Kirk Schenck president-general counsel. Schenck will oversee the strategic planning, business, legal and commercial…
For TNT's "The Closer," the recipe for success seemed predictable. The original series ran in the summer months at a time when its fellow procedural dramas on the broadcast networks were in reruns.
Comedy Central is ready to do battle on Sunday night. For the first time since "The Man Show" moved to Sundays in 2000, the laffer net has slated a lineup of original programming that will kick off…
Fox's ratings phenom "24" has became a blueprint for a new type of TV drama -- where a season comprises 20-plus episodes each representing an hour, a day, a year or an event in the lives of its…
Television will get its own turn at the independent market this July. The Independent Television Festival, running July 28-31, will provide a jumping-off point for independent talents.
The CW has found its head of comedy, tapping UPN exec Kim Fleary to head its laffer development team. Fleary will serve as exec VP of comedy development for the net. She'll report to CW prexy Dawn…
Top television studio Warner Bros. TV has made some changes in its development ranks, naming Wendy Steinhoff to VP on the comedy side and Lisa Roos to director in the drama department.
The first full week after the May sweep, the week ending June 4, saw ratings decline across the syndicated lineup, as expected following the end of a ratings period.
Product placement meets licensing in an unusual deal for USA Network. The cable net has signed Virgin Records as the exclusive provider of music for all on-air marketing. Instead of licensing music…
Australia's first World Cup game in 32 years rocketed fifth-ranked foreign-language pubcaster SBS into the ratings stratosphere late Monday night. An average 2.17 million viewers watched the 10:50…