David E. Kelley's new series for Fox, the high school-set "Boston Public," gets off to a compelling, but not altogether satisfying, start. There's plenty of material in this milieu for Kelley's…
ESPN and Fox Sports International are teaming with Brazilian pay TV programmer Globosat to launch a sports channel in Brazil. ESPN separately announced that Globosat will invest in its ESPN Brasil…
U.S. Hispanic net Telemundo has inked a development deal with Tais Araujo, star of the Brazilian novela "Xica."
Discover Digital Networks has inked a two-year contract with Discovery Channel Canada of Toronto to purchase and telecast its one-hour daily science news program on Discovery Science Channel…
In his first major appointment since taking over as Columbia TriStar Television topper, Len Grossi has named veteran Paramount exec Tom Mazza as the studio's president of network production. Mazza…
Fox Broadcasting Co. has picked up the back-nine episodes of the 20th Century Fox TV laffer "Titus," cementing the skein's status as a sophomore hit.
Oscar-nominated Spike Lee, whose latest pic, "Bamboozled," is harshly critical of the TV biz, will create series programming for the small screen through a newly inked one-year development deal with…
Rupert Murdoch backed Star TV and the BBC are producing a local version of the British satirical series "Yes Minister."
Neal Baer has resigned as exec producer of NBC's top-rated "ER" to join Dick Wolf and Ted Kotcheff as exec producer of the Peacock's "Law & Order: SVU." Baer, who had been with "ER" since the show's…
MGM Networks Latin America has upped marketing director Marcello Coltro to vice president of marketing and sales.