Off-lot production in Los Angeles County jumped 16.1% in January compared with a year ago, driven by a 38.2% increase in shooting of commercials, an industry trade group has reported.
The FCC on Friday unanimously rejected Sinclair Broadcasting's controversial effort to force the entire television industry -- from set-makers to TV stations -- to reconsider the two-year-old…
With David Letterman recuperating from heart surgery, CBS' "Late Show" has figured out a way to liven up the show's format without committing to a steady guest host.
In the cutthroat world of talkshow exclusives, it apparently helps to have God on your side. Telemundo's "Padre Alberto" will feature the only formal TV appearance to date with the Cuban uncle…
NBC Studios has locked up an exclusive overall deal with writer-producer Remi Aubuchon, currently a scribe on the WB drama "Jack and Jill."
Fox Broadcasting Co. has greenlit a 20th Century Fox Television drama pilot for an "X-Files" spinoff based on the Lone Gunmen characters seen from time to time on the skein (Daily Variety, Jan. 12.)
The number of subscribers to Japan's two direct-to-home satcasters topped the 2 million mark at January's end, the satcasters said Wednesday.
Hungry for a family comedy hit, NBC has given the G-rated midseason laffer "Daddio" the primo 8:30 p.m. Thursday timeslot following "Friends."
The British government appears to be backing down on imposing an extra TV license fee to fund the BBC's digital services, and may instead run the gauntlet for an across-the-board boost to the tax.
Tube tooners fret that with four primetime animation skeins on the air and many more on the horizon, viewers may quickly overdose on animation.