Apparently it was just a 24-hour bug that bit the supporting cast of CBS' "Becker." The five actors showed up for work Thursday despite having called in sick the day before (Daily Variety, Aug. 1).
Mike Ovitz is stepping up his efforts to find an overall deal for his Artists Television Group. Within the past few weeks, Ovitz has held talks with several potential partners -- including CBS, NBC…
Twentieth Century Fox's "Planet of the Apes" will end up in a shared network window on Fox and its cable sibling FX, along with two other theatrical movies, "Dr. Dolittle 2" and "Kiss of the Dragon."
"Angel" scribe Tim Minear has inked a seven-figure drama development deal with 20th Century Fox TV. Pact calls for Minear to create, write and produce series programming for the studio.
Comedy Central has canceled its satirical sitcom "That's My Bush" after only eight half-hour episodes, but the creators of the show, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, plan to transform it into "George Bush…
Showtime has announced the production of original pic "Our America" to star Mykelti Williamson, Vanessa Williams, Irma P. Hall and Josh Charles. Film will bow in February to coincide with Black…
Time Warner Cable of New York City will keep CNBC on channel 15 and Bravo on channel 64 -- a complete about-face from TW's Aug. 1 announcement that the two networks would swap dial positions.
Congress has no reason to be concerned that cable is some sort of cartel, evidenced by the increasing competition posed by direct broadcast satellite (DBS) operators, the National Cable…
New Zealand pubcaster TVNZ has been dealt a blow to its digital television plans: It's been dumped by telco partner TelstraSaturn.
MTV Latin America has inked its first PPV deal in the region for two "Unplugged" specials. Satcaster Sky Mexico has bought the rights to MTV's specials with Chilean pop/rock band La Ley and with…
Canada's broadcast regulator has renewed the licenses of two private networks in a decision that promises to shape the future of cross-ownership regulation in this country.