King World Prods. has sold its upcoming syndie strip "Dr. Phil" to 123 stations, repping more than 86% of the country, for a fall 2002 launch.
Young Superman tale "Smallville" proved to be more powerful than a locomotive Tuesday, premiering to some of the best ratings in the WB net's seven-year history.
NBC has picked up the tentatively titled Julia Louis-Dreyfus laffer "23:12" for midseason. Peacock has ordered 12 episodes of the real-time comedy, on top of the already-completed pilot. It's…
Strong Tuesday ratings led to good news Wednesday for a pair of rookie series, while NBC is on the cusp of ordering full seasons of all three of its new dramas.
HBO is developing a pic based on John Steinbeck's 1961 novel "Travels With Charley," to be exec produced by the author's son Thomas Steinbeck -- who is penning the adaptation -- and Mark Wolper.
After weeks of speculation, web officially decided Wednesday to shutter its five-person longform unit and shelve a handful of telepics in various stages of development. Marci Pool, exec VP of movies…
Ten local Los Angeles television stations are cooperating on a half-hour news special titled "Together: A Call for Unity," which will air on the stations at various times between Friday and Monday.
Intermedia is now leaving Pleasantville. Company has acquired the self-referential romantic comedy spec "Happily Ever After" from the writing team of Kristen Buckley and Brian Regan ("102…
ABC plans to televise a two-hour version of this Sunday's "United We Stand," an all-day concert at Washington, D.C.'s RFK Stadium benefiting victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Capitol Hill was enveloped in surreal, anthrax-fueled confusion Wednesday, as shocked pols offered contradictory statements and edicts, helping to drive the stock market down 151 points. It was the…
The Emmys live on, but not for everybody. Now that they've finalized plans to shuffle the kudocast to Century City's Shubert Theater on Nov. 4, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences officials will…