CBS next month will launch the David Milch cop drama "Big Apple" opposite NBC's still-mighty "ER" -- a move designed to take full advantage of the Eye's new "Survivor"-fueled Thursday momentum.
TV producers say the government is dragging its feet on an audiovisual law that will give them more rights.
Viacom's CBS is well positioned to weather a Hollywood strike, chief operating officer Mel Karmazin said Wednesday, although he worries that ratings could dip for replacement programming in a…
A new Australian ratings service has released figures that differ significantly from the well-established AC Nielsen, creating concerns among the networks.
Veteran Frog exec Jordan Levin has been upped to co-prexy of entertainment at the WB. Move comes a month after Jed Petrick was named the first prexy and chief operating officer of the WB by net CEO…
A day after homevid giant Blockbuster said it was close to signing a video-on-demand deal with Vivendi Universal, the studio announced it will also make its films available to digital cabler…
Encore Intl. is continuing its pact with national network China Central Television for another five years, breaking into Shanghai for the first time.
Hello, Larry: Robert Downey Jr. is returning to "Ally McBeal." Thesp has agreed to reprise his role as Larry Paul for the Fox dramedy's final eight episodes of the season, web confirmed Wednesday…
NBC rolled to a convincing ratings victory Wednesday night and has expanded its lead at the halfway point of the February sweep. Led by the highest-rated one-hour episode of "The West Wing" ever and…
Comedian and talkshow host Jon Stewart has been named host of the Grammy Awards ceremony on Wednesday, replacing Whoopi Goldberg, who had to pull out due to health problems.
In the ongoing digital video recorder wars, ReplayTV has beaten TiVo to become the first of the systems to be bundled inside a television set.