Paybox Discovery Communications is making the move into free-to-air TV by paying E45 million ($54 million) for a 98% stake in Teutonic web XXP. Discovery will acquire the cable and satellite channel…
The price Brit execs will pay for exclusive rights to high-end U.S. TV skeins could reach north of $750,000 an episode at this year's L.A. Screenings, according to Sky topper Dawn Airey.
Logo, the network aimed at a gay audience, has greenlit a new comedy series to be co-exec produced by Rosie O'Donnell. Show, tentatively titled "Simply Sketch," will be a hotchpotch of live and taped…
ABC got off to a sluggish start for its Heather Graham romantic comedy "Emily's Reasons Why Not," which was trampled by CBS' "Two and a Half Men" on an overall strong night for the Eye.
There is life after the Mouse, apparently. Meet Michael Eisner, talkshow host. The former chairman-CEO of Walt Disney Co., who stepped down in September, has signed with CNBC to host a bimonthly…
Craig Hunegs has been handed a greatly expanded gig at Warner Bros., moving over to the studio's recently formed TV group as exec VP of business management.
The History Channel has begun post-production on "10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America," an elaborate special for which it has enlisted filmmakers outside the usual History circle.
Even David E. Kelley doesn't know what to call "Boston Legal." Is his ABC series a drama? The Producers Guild thinks so, nominating the show last Wednesday for its TV drama nod. But maybe it's a…
Comedian Paul Rodriguez is teaming with his son, skateboarding champ Paul Rodriguez, Jr., to star in a sitcom pilot for UPN. The untitled Rodriguez show comes from Paramount Network TV, through Joe…
After several days of speculation, NBC is expected to finally unveil its new development team structure Tuesday. Pieces of that new lineup were still being put into place Monday night; the latest…
Jon Bon Jovi has begun filming a guest shot for an upcoming episode of "The West Wing." Rocker and sometime thesp will play himself on the seg, throwing his support behind the fictional campaign of…