Thesps Sean Patrick Flanery, Roy Scheider and Alyssa Milano will topline the four-hour miniseries "Diamond Hunters," which begins shooting in South Africa May 15.
After a 40-year absence from the small screen, Sidney Lumet will return to television with an original drama series for A&E.
NBC's coverage of the National Basketball Assn. playoffs has gotten off to an encouraging start, with Sunday's tripleheader faring better than the opening Sunday of a year ago.
NBC Sports commentator Ahmad Rashad will join Paramount's syndicated strip "Real TV" as host, beginning this fall with the show's fifth season. The move was expected (Daily Variety, April 17). Rashad…
In USA's tawdry telepic "The Expendables," Cuba has much more pressing issues to deal with than uniting Elian Gonzalez with his father: Like dealing with an American undercover operation, staffed…
A report by an independent consultant has lambasted the leadership of the South African Broadcasting Corp., accusing it of a "lack of integrity, common decency, mutual respect and loyalty." The…
The future of Russia's Center-TV looks uncertain, despite ongoing talks between Moscow mayor Yury Luzhkov, who founded and finances the station, and Russian press minister Mikhail Lesin, who has…
Sony Corp. is in the final stages of purchasing a 10% stake in Japan's top broadcaster, Fuji TV. The alliance would create a diversified media giant -- the largest in Asia, and one on par with some…
The heat in the syndication kitchen appears to be too hot for cooking/talk/entertainment strip "Ainsley Harriott." Staffers on Buena Vista Television's syndicated daytime hour were told Monday that…
In its first foray into original telepic production, Pax TV is teaming with prince/producer Edward Windsor for a two-hour holiday drama starring Kathy Ireland. Ireland will play the youngest daughter…
As the syndication upfront ad market breaks this week, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution is upping its head of media sales, Julie Kantrowitz, to exec veep.