Turner Broadcasting's TBS is crowing about the angelic 5.5 Nielsen rating in cable homes chalked up by the 1996 John Travolta hit "Michael" during its network TV premiere Sunday.
Further confirmation that the 1999-00 season is shaping up to be the year of the drama came Thursday as a trio of frosh hours snagged full-season orders.
Former "Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher" star Mitch Mullany has inked a sitcom development/holding deal with NBC.
Showtime has angered some cable operators by giving their main competitor, DirecTV, the exclusive right to offer the live Showtime cablecast of the Oct. 23 Mike Tyson-Orlin Norris fight to the…
A small, outside distributor is handling TV syndication of reruns of MTV's series "Real World" rather than inhouse Paramount Domestic TV, because MTV was afraid the show would get lost.
The Peacock once again will play ball with its favorite "Kid" now that Dave Foley has inked an overall production deal with NBC Studios to develop and star in programs for various dayparts.
In another bid to beef up its comedy development roster, the WB has given a put pilot commitment to a half-hour laffer from "Tommy Boy" writing/directing duo Fred Wolf and Peter Segal.
The Nashville Network's most expensive -- and highest-rated -- annual fan-voted, country music awards show is getting a new magazine partner starting next year: Country Weekly.
The European Commission has responded to commercial Irish broadcaster TV3's complaint about the high level of funding enjoyed by pubcaster RTE, asking the Dept. of Arts of the Irish government to…
With New York's team in the National League Championship Series for the first time in 11 years, NBC opened the semifinal round of the playoffs Tuesday by outslugging 13 of last year's 14 pre-World…
Geraldine Laybourne's Oxygen Media has landed a carriage agreement with Insight Communications, the eighth-largest cable operator in the U.S., reaching more than 1 million subscribers.