Buena Vista has dropped out as the seller of advertising time for the five-a-week "Ask Rita" syndicated firstrun half hour hosted by the comedian Rita Rudner, but the series will come back for a…
Touchstone Television development vet Francie Calfo is ankling her exec gig to set up a production pod at the studio.
AFTRA has presented Crystal Award honors to ABC and CBS for their attempts to address the lack of diversity in primetime.
Thesp Dave Foley will exec produce a Comedy Central pilot centering around Blighty sketch group the Hollow Men.
Music web group Viva Media, just back in the black in the second quarter after a weak start to the year, has pacted with retail heavyweight KarstadtQuelle on a daily program for new video releases.
Reality television's Heidi Mueller will soon be making the leap to scripted TV, playfing a police chief's scheming daughter on Peacock sudser "Passions."
Robin Scholes has ankled as joint exec director at Kiwi production banner Screentime Communicado, although she will continue to exec produce projects for the firm.
"The Cut" has made the cut at ABC. Alphabet has made a script commitment to an hourlong drama from scribe Jason Cahill ("The Sopranos") and helmer Gregory Hoblit ("Hart's War").
NBC is hoping he who laughs first will laugh most.
KCBS has imported longtime Minneapolis-St. Paul news anchor Paul Magers to join the station's key newscasts by the end of the year.
AFTRA is ramping up a major campaign to organize telepics shot on digital with budgets under $2 million, contending it shares jurisdiction with SAG in the area.