Jessica Capshaw ("Valentine") and Derek Cecil ("The Beat") have been cast as the leads in "The Back Page," a half-hour comedy pilot for ABC.
After a week of press reports, Vivendi Universal and Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. have confirmed they are in talks to merge their money-losing pay TV platforms, Telepiu and Stream.
Once again, Stuart Varney is pinch-hitting for Lou Dobbs. It looks like Varney, who replaced Dobbs as anchor of CNN's "Moneyline" before ankling abruptly last month, will now fill in for Dobbs as…
Fox is once again trying to build a sitcom around standup Robert Schimmel. Comic thesp, whose previous stab at a Fox comedy ended with the show being axed before it premiered, has inked another…
It suddenly appears that a planned takeover of TV and film animator Film Roman may be off, with parties working toward a stretched deadline of Friday for saving the deal. Pentamedia, an India-based…
Michael J. Fox is the latest player to join Lifetime Television's aggressive comedy series development efforts.
Army Archerd: Just for Variety
Spanish film and TV conglom Sogecable has teamed with top Spanish soccer club Real Madrid to create RM-SGC de Derechos Deportivos.
Another year, another cast departure on "Law & Order": Angie Harmon is ankling the NBC drama, ending a three-year run with the series.
The Pax TV Network has engineered joint sales agreements for news programming with three Post-Newsweek TV stations: CBS affiliate WJXT Jacksonville and two NBC affils, WDIV Detroit and KPRC Houston.
Vince McMahon's World Wrestling Federation, which delivers the highest-rated year-round weekly series on all of basic cable, also scored the two biggest-grossing pay-per-view events during the first…