Rick Schroder has turned in his badge and officially departed the "NYPD Blue" force. Talk had swirled for weeks that Schroder, who didn't appear in "Blue's" May 22 season finale, wouldn't be around…
Veteran thespians Warren Kemmerling and John Randolph have been named recipients of the Ralph Morgan honor for service to the Hollywood branch of the Screen Actors Guild.
Even Jack Valenti hates his cable company. The Motion Picture Assn. chief said Thursday the introduction of studio video-on-demand services is being hampered by an overly slow rollout of broadband…
Army Archerd: Just for Variety
"Entertainment Tonight Weekend," which was revamped for the 1999-2000 TV season, topped the ratings race among syndication's 32 weekly hours for the May 2001 ratings sweep.
Geraldine Laybourne's Oxygen Media has commissioned its most ambitious series ever, "Tracey Ullman's Visible Panty Lines."
Discovery Networks Intl. -- the global programming and distribution division of Discovery Communications -- has promoted Robert Perez to the newly created position of VP, international integrated…
A thorough and unsympathetic look at Marilyn Monroe's last days on a movie set, "Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days" winningly opens and closes the book on the star's final chapter without the usual…
Hoping to develop a line of communication separate from the affiliate board, Viacom prexy and CEO Mel Karmazin, CBS Television prexy Leslie Moonves and CBS affil relations prexy Peter Schruth met…
Planeta Group has sold its 10% in high-flying Spanish free-to-air broadcaster Telecinco to Dutch-based investment fund Ice Finance BV.
Terrestrial broadcasters are trying to capture more advertisers by coordinating their commercials -- showing the same spot at the same time.