The 15 Emmy nominations "Will & Grace" received for its penultimate season surprised more than a few TV critics. That a third of those noms came in the guest thesp categories shouldn't have surprised…
Comcast's Outdoor Life Network has outbid ESPN for the exclusive cable-TV rights to National Hockey League games, shelling out a reported $200 million or so for a three-year deal.
HBO original programming, best known for its randy New Yorkers and foul-mouthed frontiersmen, has had its share of controversial projects. But who could've predicted that an animated special…
That the ratings for the Oscar telecast have waned in recent years doesn't seem to bother the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' 12,000 voting members. Since 1995, the film industry's top award…
Of this year's five Emmy nominees for music in series television, three used real musicians. That might not sound like much of a news flash, but music budgets have shrunk so much in recent years that…
Mark Friedgen and his sound editing team nabbed three of the five Emmy nominations for mini, movie or special sound editing, in recognition of their work on TNT's "The Grid" (part 4), NBC's…
Just for Variety: Is art imitating life or vice-versa? From an enormous Pentagon-set built in a warehouse in Santa Monica, Dennis Hopper informed me he'd sent Benjamin Bratt to Iran to "get the bad…
Ricky Gervais' new Brit hit, "Extras," has been picked up for a second season by both the BBC and HBO, with two episodes of the first run still to air in the U.K. and before its Stateside preem.
Sony Pictures Television Intl.'s ad sales team in Brazil will sell local ad space for feevee nets MGM and Casa Club. The arrangement is the result of Sony's acquisition of MGM.
The local version of feevee net AXN is producing six, one-hour docs about the 2005 Intl. Rally of Sertoes, Latin America's largest off-road rally.