TV's top-rated reality show is getting the star treatment, with Fox closing in on a deal for a celebrity spinoff of "American Idol." "Idol" producers FremantleMedia and 19 Entertainment are behind…
AMC has engineered the priciest original programming deal in its history, spending $15 million for a four-hour miniseries exec produced by and starring Robert Duvall. Duvall and longtime friend Alan…
Former Carsey-Werner exec and Overbook Entertainment TV topper David Tochterman is expanding his independent company, developing three cable projects and launching a management division. On the…
Spike TV chief Doug Herzog has formed a West Coast development team, appointing Sharon Levy senior VP of alternative programming, a newly created position. Levy joins former USA exec Bill McGoldrick…
Basketball fans who love technology will have a lot to focus on during Tuesday night's five-hour live cablecast of the NBA draft on ESPN. Comcast digital subscribers will be able to tap into an…
Erika Kennair, a recent graduate of LMU Graduate School of Film and Television, has been named the recipient of the David and Lynn Angell Humanitas Comedy Fellowship, it was announced last week.
Animation distributor Geneon Entertainment has acquired North American merchandising and home entertainment rights to Aardman Animations' CGI "Chop Socky Chooks," about a group of Kung Fu chickens.
Los Angeles internet company Fluid Audio Networks has teamed up with "American Idol" co-producer and licensor Freemantle Media to bring "Idol" to the Internet, with idolundergound.com, to bow in late…
TV Guide Channel's fashion and red-carpet maven Melissa Rivers will serve as host of the network's new makeover series "TV Candy."
General Motors will sponsor two outdoor performance venues to be called "Pontiac Garage" in New York and Hollywood for ABC's latenight talker "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
"Spider-Man 2" and "Dora the Explorer" were among the big winners at the annual Intl. Licensing Excellence Awards held Wednesday night at the Grand Hyatt in Gotham. Spidey nabbed three prizes from…