CBS Cable's TNN has jumped into the pro wrestling arena by cutting a deal with Extreme Championship Wrestling to produce a weekly one-hour Friday night show.
Team Entertainment, an L.A.-based producer/distribber, has snapped up the rights to Stephen Fox's novel about the internment of Italian Americans during WWII, "Unknown Entrapment," and will produce a…
The syndie strip "Access Hollywood" is getting a summer facelift, adding Shaun Robinson as a weekend co-host and tapping Chris Fahey as the show's Gotham bureau chief.
Greg Dyke may owe his new job as director general of the BBC to a tactical blunder by Britain's Conservative Party.
Buena Vista Television has tapped actor/rapper Chris Reid, best known as "Kid" of the platinum-selling rap duo KID-n-PLAY, as host of the musical talent show "Your Big Break," set to premiere in the…
USA Network took back first place from TNT in the second-quarter primetime cable ratings race, compared with the same period in 1998.
Crisis in Kosovo and tragedy in Colorado helped boost ratings for cable's all-news nets during the second quarter, with Fox News Channel showing the biggest year-to-year surge.
NBA basketball has gone a little flat this year but still delivered enough bounce to lift NBC to the top of the primetime Nielsen standings.
CBS will bow its new Saturday kidvid lineup Oct. 2. Sked will consist of three new shows and three returning series, all of which will be produced by Canadian supplier Nelvana (Daily Variety, Feb. 3).
NBC has signed a three-year deal with Marv Albert to do the play-by-play for National Basketball Assn. games and for some Olympic events.
It sounds like a revenge plot hatched by “The Simpsons'” Principal Skinner. But in a stranger-than-fiction twist, the advertiser boycott campaign against Fox’s “Family Guy” is being led by the…