After its less-than-thrilling first season in Spain averaged an 18.5% share for TVE-1, "Desperate Housewives" wrapped its second season Tuesday with an even softer 12.2% average.
NBC Universal has named Paula Madison exec VP of diversity. She adds this title to her roles as president and general manager of KNBC Los Angeles and general manager of KVEA and KWHY.
Kevin Bacon will direct an episode of wife Kyra Sedgwick's hit drama "The Closer." Bacon will helm the second-season finale, which will air on TNT in December. Bacon previously directed Sedgwick in…
Two members of the House will announce today their plan to introduce legislation that would subject cable and satellite television to federal indecency standards or mandate an a la carte subscription…
Longtime "Law & Order: SVU" head writer-showrunner Neal Baer is remaining with the Wolf pack. Baer has inked a new two-year, seven-figure deal with NBC Universal Television Studios that will keep him…
Marking the first time an Internet portal has joined the TV syndication biz, MSN has snapped up rerun rights to "Arrested Development" in an unusual three-outlet deal that includes G4 and HDNet.
PBS announced digital download deals with Google Video and Open Media Network on Wednesday at the TV Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena.
NBC Universal's youth-skewed bilingual net, mun2, is sponsoring and covering the seventh annual New York Intl. Latino Film Festival. The move, a first for the cable weblet, dovetails with its efforts…
U.K. commercial web ITV has unveiled plans to broadcast its own version of Simon Cowell's reality skein "America's Got Talent" just days after the show was picked up by NBC for a second season.
TBS has commissioned a one-hour "World's Funniest Commercials" special, to be hosted by Kevin Nealon and his wife Susan Yeagley. It premieres Wednesday, Aug. 23.
Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi responded harshly Wednesday to the previous day's final verdict in the country's match-fixing soccer scandal, a decision that penalized four of Italy's…