News Corp. has tapped Jack Abernethy, an exec veep who helped launch Fox News Channel, to run Fox Television Stations, the conglom's most profitable division.
Comedy Central has sealed a deal with Alanis Morissette, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman's Playtone Prods. for "We're With the Band," a mockumentary-style improv series that looks behind the scenes at…
Former "Seinfeld" scribe Spike Feresten is getting into the (fake) news business. Fox is developing a half-hour satirical entertainment news/talkshow to be exec produced and hosted by Feresten, who…
The American Cinema Editors have tapped David Blewitt and Jim Clark to receive the group's lifetime career achievement award. Kudos will be presented at the 55th annual ACE Eddie Awards Feb. 20 at…
ABC is giving "Life as We Know It" another shot in a new time period while upping the episode order for a pair of its laffers. Critically hailed but low-rated "Life" will move to 8 p.m. Thursdays…
The Maloofs are expanding their empire to include Spike TV. Cabler has ordered an eight-episode reality series following the Maloof brothers as they impart their business savvy to struggling…
ESPN grabbed its best "Sunday Night Football" numbers of the season for its down-to-the-wire Pittsburgh Steelers-Jacksonville Jaguars matchup (4.9 rating/12 share in adults 18-49, 11.5 million…
Tuning In: Although CBS is understandably proud of its across-the-board November sweeps victory, that milestone also represents a minor breakthrough for a group the networks and advertisers have…
Twentieth TV, which syndicates "Divorce Court" and "Texas Justice," is preparing a third five-a-week court show for firstrun TV syndication beginning in the fall.
"Saturday Night Live" alum Kevin Nealon has signed on to host GSN's new series "Poker Royale: The WPPA Championship."
Louis J. Horvitz, who has helmed every Oscar show since the 69th telecast in 1997, was tapped Tuesday for another turn behind the camera at the 77th Oscarcast on Feb. 27.