The 2001 Mip TV trade mart won't go down as one of the most vibrant in history, with some 200 execs fewer than last year -- but exhibitors and participating companies were up, Reed Midem TV chief…
Viacom's TNN cable network has commissioned three weekly series and bought the reruns of 200-plus episodes of "Baywatch" to beef up the web's programming schedule for the 2001-02 season.
Comic thesp Lisa Ann Walter is cooking up a primetime comeback. Star of the short-lived mid-1990s laffers "Life's Work" and "My Wildest Dreams" has been cast as one of the leads in NBC's…
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The Mouse House is keeping one of its key family men: The Walt Disney Co. has extended and expanded a deal with on-lot television and feature producer Mike Karz for two more years.
Veteran economist Lawrence Kudlow has been named economics commentator for CNBC. Kudlow will appear regularly on CNBC business news programs, including "Squawk Box" and "Business Center," beginning…
Unveiling yet another event miniseries, Italy's DeAngelis Group has inked with Italian pubcaster RAI and German film fund Victory Media to produce the two-part "Renzo and Lucia."
There will be some money coming to pinkslipped staffers of shuttered television and marketing giant Pittard Sullivan after all.
Continuing its winning streak, NBC News' "Today" topped the competish in first-quarter ratings and posted its highest-ever first-quarter numbers in the key adults 25-54 demo.
Satcaster BSkyB has acquired remake rights from sister company Fox TV to "Temptation Island" and will produce a British version of the U.S. reality show.
Amid advance buzz on the Johnny Depp movie, USA Network has purchased "Blow" from New Line in a deal that also includes "15 Minutes."