MSNBC pulled something of a scrooge act Christmas Eve, announcing it was canceling Jesse Ventura's frosh talkshow after 12 episodes. Troubled from the start, the hourlong "Jesse Ventura's America"…
Comcast's efforts to boost its programming assets and subscriber reach will be rewarded next month when it is expected to acquire Paul Allen's computer-info channel TechTV to merge it with Comcast's…
Reid Shane has been upped to exec VP of production for Paramount Network Television.
USA and the WB have stuffed more than $30 million into New Line's Christmas stockings for a shared window to breakaway hit "Elf." Pic caused a marketplace stampede, triggering offers from the Big…
TV One, the black-oriented cable network slated to kick off Jan. 19, has bought non-exclusive cable-TV rights to reruns of the Sony Pictures TV sitcoms "Good Times" and "227."
Peacock TV station prexy Jay Ireland has been named to the board of ValueVision Media, the parent company of on-air and online home shopping service ShopNBC.
Nickelodeon has picked up 26 episodes of toon comedy "Yakkity Yak" after a successful tryout in November.
CBS has quietly been talking to Michael Jackson's reps about a way to resurrect the Eye's delayed Jacko spec "Number Ones." After police raided Jackson's home last month, net said it would…
Brian Lowry: Tuning In
Network evening newscasts enjoyed strong numbers last week in the aftermath of Saddam Hussein's capture by U.S. armed forces. According to Nielsen Media Research, NBC News' "Nightly News With Tom…
Primetime leaders NBC and CBS scored easy victories last week, with weekend movies powering the Peacock in the key young adult demo and Jerry Bruckheimer crime dramas propelling the Eye in total…