NBC is upping reality czar Craig Plestis -- the suit behind hits such as "Deal or No Deal" and "The Biggest Loser" -- to exec VP. Promotion means that all Big Four broadcast nets now have reality…
NBC Universal has sold a daily talkshow with host Steve Wilkos in more than 85% of the U.S. for a fall launch. Wilkos is the former security chief for "The Jerry Springer Show" who filled in as host.
MTV Networks is getting into the legit biz: Old-school rock channel VH1 Classic has partnered on the upcoming '80s-rock tuner "Rock of Ages," aiming to open Off Broadway in the fall.
NBC is bringing up "Baby Borrowers," a Blighty format in which teenage couples get the chance to experience firsthand the joys and pains of parenthood.
Richard Jeni, a standup comedian who played to sold-out crowds, was a regular on the "Tonight Show" and appeared in movies, died March 10 of a gunshot wound in an apparent suicide. He was 49.
Sports Illustrated and NBC Sports are now playing on the same field. The companies' online arms --SI.com and NBCSports.com -- are partnering to deliver broadband video, breaking news and analysis.
Eliza Dushku has been tapped to play Eve, the lead character on the hospital comedy/drama "Nurses" (also known as "Philadelphia General") for Fox. Dushku replaces Katheryn Winnick, who has departed…
NASCAR has revved up its first multi-episode primetime series for broadcast, a six-hour behind-the-scenes report from ABC News on the grueling competition and its effect on the drivers.
The New Jersey town that blocked production of HBO's "The Sopranos" has been forced to greenlight shooting. Cabler was set to shoot a scene March 22 in a Bloomfield ice cream shop near Newark, N.J.…
New ABC laffer "Notes From the Underbelly," originally slated for last fall, has finally scored a premiere date, while the network has also nailed down its post-season Wednesday plans.
The growing pains of other serialized dramas have been instructive to the "Heroes" brain trust, with exec producer Tim Kring saying that each season of the comicbook fantasy will address a central…