So much for those suggestions of a ratings dropoff: Fox's "American Idol" is back bigger than ever. The fourth edition of the music talent show opened with eye-popping numbers Tuesday night…
Big events on Sunday helped NBC and CBS claim narrow primetime demo victories last week, while ABC's heavyweight series continued to shine.
Just for Variety -- Good morning: "Celebration of Freedom" producer George Schlatter admitted when it was over, "This was quite an adventure. I've been through some tough ones, but this one was the…
AETN Intl., the overseas sales and marketing arm of A&E Television Networks, has appointed Ledafilms, Latin America's largest distrib, to rep its syndicated sales in Latin America.
Fox's smash music talent show "American Idol" kicked off its fourth season in style Tuesday, delivering its biggest opening-night results and the second best scores for any episode of the series…
As Golden Globes producers continue to scratch their heads over this year's viewership slump, the TV Academy is looking to completely overhaul its Emmycast in the wake of its own ratings dips.
Tate Donovan and Richard Roundtree have signed to topline the series pilot "Painkiller Jane" for Sci Fi Channel. Project received a go late last year with NBC Universal TV Studios and MGM TV on board…
Craig Ferguson is putting his stamp on "The Late Late Show," tapping "Saturday Night Live" vet Hugh Fink to serve as head writer of the CBS skein.
Something as nuts and bolts as closed captioning could end up funneling as much as $1 billion a year in extra advertising revenue to the TV business as early as 2006.
Lifetime has greenlit one-hour scripted drama pilot "The Hunters" from producer Efrem Seeger, who wrote the story revolving around a dysfunctional family of undercover government spies run by the…