Tuning In: The new Target-exclusive edition of the New Yorker slaps a cautionary bull's eye across the backs of those in the business of arts and ideas, inasmuch as this otherwise innocuous exercise…
A nice combo of firstrun reality fare and repeats of its scripted hits enabled the Eye to lash its rivals in last week's primetime ratings race. "Big Brother 6" and "Rock Star: INXS" were on the…
Serie A Italian League soccer has signed an exclusive deal with Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Sports en Espanol for the 2005-06 season.
German animation producer-distrib TV-Loonland has named U.K. tyke programming vet Peter Urie chief corporate development officer.
FX has given the greenlight to a third season of Denis Leary's firefighter drama "Rescue Me." Cabler has picked up 13 new episodes, which are slated to start airing in the second quarter of next year.
In a surprise coup for Gaul's leading commercial broadcaster, TF1 has sealed an output deal with Warner Bros., until now a key supplier of programming to pubcaster France Televisions.
The Fox TV stations division has applied to the Federal Communications Commission to transfer the licenses of the 35 stations from Rupert Murdoch to a News Corp. subsidiary.
Lifetime has hired Joey Plager, former Hearst senior VP of co-production, to run the cabler's New Monday Movies operation. Los Angeles-based Plager, whose title will be vice president, will take over…
TBS is partnering with Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner on "Broken News," a semi-scripted local newscast parody that reps a strategic departure from the Turner network's focus on reality TV shows.
Producer Caryn Mandabach has sealed a two-year overall deal to set up shop at Lions Gate TV, which is looking to seriously get into the funny business.
Sitcom staple Cynthia Watros ("Titus") has landed a series regular gig on ABC's "Lost." Watros will play a newcomer to the island who, in her former life, was a therapist. More layers to her…