Playboy's Alta Loma Entertainment division has hired Jason Burns as VP of development with a mandate to move the company into mainstream features and TV series.
New drama "Criminal Minds" has won the Eye lotto, scoring a precious preview slot behind the season bow of megahit "CSI." Normally slated for Wednesdays at 9 p.m., "Criminal Minds," which stars Mandy…
The Academy of TV Arts & Sciences is reconsidering a plan that would have eliminated acceptance speeches from certain Emmy winners this year. The org's board will discuss whether or not to go ahead…
Michael Taylor has been tapped for the newly created post of president of Peace Arch Television.
Kristy Freedman has been tapped to oversee development for ex-Viacom Prods. prexy Perry Simon's Shore View Entertainment shingle. As director of development, Freedman will guide the shingle's search…
Reed Business Information and NBC Universal TV stations have announced the nominees for the inaugural Quill Awards, recognizing excellence in publishing. Hourlong kudocast will air Oct. 22 on the 14…
It can't be this simple: The key to a great reality show is ... little dogs. Sharon's puny pooch stole the show on "The Osbournes," and now E!'s "The Girls Next Door," about the lives of Hugh…
After a complicated courtship, Spain's two main cable TV operators, Ono and Auna, have merged. Union creates a sizable pay television rival to Digital Plus in Spain.
"My Kind of Town" is getting some kind of push from ABC. Alphabet has decided to sked the variety/gameshow hybrid in the Sunday 9 p.m. timeslot normally occupied by "Desperate Housewives."
Last of the four big nets to leave the National Assn. of Broadcasters, Disney/ABC is the first to rejoin the lobbying org, announcing Wednesday its intention to bring its 10 television stations and…
Dr. Phil McGraw will be dispensing his homespun, tough-love formulas at least through the 2013-14 season thanks to a five-year extension of the contract for his daily talkshow "Dr. Phil" by…