Reality shows are not about to go away - if anything, they're reformatting and spawning offshoots. That's the underlying message from an ALTV panel session Monday in which the deal for the current WB…
Cablers should still be forced to carry a broadcaster's digital and analog signal during fade-out of the analog age, James Hedlund, prexy of the Assn. of Local Television Stations (ALTV), said Monday.
FROM NATPEThe November 2000 Nielsen sweeps were unkind to returning talkshows -- only three of them, "Martha Stewart," "Queen Latifah" and "Jenny Jones," all relatively low-rated, showed gains among…
The strike is becoming a reality. Rob Weller, co-owner of Weller/Grossman Prods., one of the most active suppliers of reality programming to cable networks, says he's getting inquiries from…
In an attempt to forge a brand that appeals to the whole family, Fox Family will air Major League Baseball games, reruns of "3rd Rock From the Sun" and an original animated series featuring the voice…
Jocelyn Freid has been named director of comedy development for Warner Bros. Television. Freid started her career in 1991 in the development department at Columbia TriStar Television, where she…
Got a problem with Fox's reality hit "Temptation Island?" Don't bitch about it to News Corp. prexy and chief operating officer Peter Chernin.
NBC has pacted with InStyle magazine for a series of primetime celeb specs, the Peacock will announce today.
The FCC will apparently take the "must" out of digital must-carry. In a surprise move, the outgoing FCC is expected to rule today that forced carriage of a broadcaster's digital and analog signal is…
Just in time for NATPE, Fox has given its affiliates the greenlight to shift the net's weekday kids block back by an hour. Syndicators attending this week's show will salivate at the prospect of a…