On April 4, while many in the entertainment business were preoccupied with news of Katie Couric's move to CBS, the folks at "Entertainment Tonight" and "Access Hollywood" had another priority: the…
When the World Cup soccer tourney kicks off on June 9 in Germany, the event will be to Univision what the Olympics were to NBC.
TV execs were expecting Gallic strike trouble at the Mip TV mart on the French Riviera last week. Indeed, the confab wasn't for the fainthearted -- but not because of the labor strikers, who kept…
The Ovation tagline urges viewers to "expect more from television." Thing is, guys, we already do. More, at least, than the current offerings on the network, a desiccated bastion of…
Culture vultures remember with fondness the 1980s and early '90s when primetime TV listings would teem with BBC costume dramas on A&E, and serious foreign films (subtitles and all) on Bravo.
Ever since A&E dropped the "A" from its lineup in favor of reality shows like "Dog the Bounty Hunter," arts aficionados, while not exactly on a starvation diet, have had to sustain themselves with…
This season, Doors songs have broke on through, popping up in TV's "Alias," "Entourage," "Sons & Daughters" and about 10 other shows; the upcoming Sony film "Perfect Stranger" will feature a Doors…
"Family Guy" scribe Dave Hemingson is cooking up plans to launch his own brood. Hemingson, who also created last fall's Fox comedy "Kitchen Confidential," has signed a new multiyear, seven-figure…
There's no more "Mr. Nice Guy" at ABC -- at least not for the fall. Alphabet has decided to shut down production on the half-hour comedy pilot starring Diedrich Bader.
Lifetime has partnered with Matt Dorff and Bill O'Dowd on the made-for trilogy "Island Heat," which will air during the net's Monday Night Movie franchise.
After a detour to NBC, Ghen Maynard is returning to his CBS roots. Maynard has been tapped exec VP for alternative programming and new-media entertainment content at the CBS Paramount Network TV…