"Friends" isn't the only laffer on NBC's super-size menu this February: The Peacock will also serve up larger portions of "Will & Grace" and "Just Shoot Me" on the final Thursday of sweeps.
FROM NATPEProclaiming that this was the first award he had ever received before having breakfast, Jerry Seinfeld put together a few minutes of syndie shtick in front of a near-capacity ballroom…
CBS Broadcasting has sued the Carsey-Werner Co. for allegedly failing to repay a loan of $53.3 million that funded production of the series "Cybill."
Tribune Broadcasting's WB11 and Fox Sports Net New York have renewed a pact that will ensure the Gotham-based station will air a minimum of 50 New York Mets games in 2001. FSNY will air the remaining…
UPN has restructured its marketing department, naming television marketing vet Rachel Wells Clark to the newly created post of senior VP of marketing, media and operations, working with UPN's Bob…
FROM NATPEHigh-definition TV, which is so far a bust because nobody is buying the expensive HDTV sets, could get a jump start due to the delivery of professional sports in high-def to sports bars and…
FROM NATPECBS drama "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" will become the first primetime drama to go interactive beginning in February, through a partnership with Microsoft's Web TV and Ultimate TV…
NBC is putting "The Fighting Fitzgeralds" into the ring, greenlighting the ATG-produced laffer for a March debut. Separately, ATG has snagged a put pilot commitment from Fox for a one-hour drama to…
FROM NATPERecession, reschmession: Media buyers and sales execs believe now is the time for advertisers to expand, not cut, their presence.
FROM NATPEBarbara Walters and Bill Geddie, who have been producing TV together for 13 years, have tapped Mindy Moore as supervising producer for their Buena Vista TV talker, "Iyanla."