Don't tell the networks comedy is dead. Despite all the hand-wringing over the genre's decline, the nets still know how to create quality laffers.
The local industry may have been concentrating on the bustling Berlinale last week, but it couldn't ignore the loud seismic rumblings emanating from Germany's TV market.
If HBO is looking for its next ratings hit, all roads are leading to "Rome," which may be the pay cabler's best hope to reach the massive audience that flocks to mob opera "The Sopranos."
Spanish-lingo broadcaster Telemundo is prepping a spring slate of three original telenovelas, including a first with Fremantle.
Given David Milch's fondness for horse racing, it's appropriate the producer's brutal Western opens its second season by surging out of the starting gate with a confrontation between its two pivotal…