Barry Diller, eager to beef up the movie pipeline for his USA Home Entertainment, has signed a deal with Overseas Filmgroup for exclusive homevideo rights to "A Map of the World," with Sigourney…
TNT has commissioned a four-hour miniseries based on a forthcoming history of the transcontinental railroad by Stephen Ambrose, the bestselling author of "D-Day" and "Band of Brothers."
The first day of Sundance 2000 kicked off with what will likely be the last acquisition from Sundance 1999. The Sundance Channel has picked up Liseanne Skyler's "Getting To Know You." Pic will kick…
CBS' "City of Angels" and NBC's "Twenty One" have been dealt winning Nielsens in their first tries as Wednesday 8-9 p.m. regulars.
The new year rang in boffo numbers for access shows in syndication, according to the latest Nielsen report for the week of Jan. 3-9, as off-net shows and newsmags hit season highs in a nearly…
Filmtown Entertainment has added another champ to "The Consultants," inking NBA star Dennis Rodman to the upcoming action series for a fall debut, according to company CEO Alan Mruvka.
The American Society of Cinematographers has named 10 finalists, including three from the Fox network, for its ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards competition in two TV categories.
CNN has added former White House press secretary Mike McCurry and Tony Blankley, former press secretary to Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, to its team of analysts for Election 2000 coverage as…
A biography of Oprah Winfrey has attracted the highest ratings in A&E history and, combined with last week's strong Nielsens for "The Crossing," has guided the ad-supported cable service to its…
Touchstone Television's family laffer "Daddio" is headed to NBC for a spring tryout. The Peacock has ordered six episodes of the skein from former "Ellen" and "Grace Under Fire" scribes Matt Berry…
"Malcolm in the Middle's" Frankie Muniz will star in the Disney Channel's new original movie "Miracle in Lane 2." Pic will begin filming this month and premiere on the kids cabler in May, the net…