TV syndication got a jolt of adrenaline from the report of the first national numbers of Twentieth TV's "Texas Justice" and NBC Enterprises' "Weakest Link."
TV writer Christopher Knopf has been tapped to receive the Edmund H. North Award from the Writers Guild of America West.
Fox is off to a rad start with "That '80s Show," as the laffer dominated its half-hour Wednesday in key demos and helped send the net's other comedies to season-high scores on the night.
Former GE chairman Jack Welch is joining CNBC's "Squawk Box" as a special contributor.
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MTV has upped Brian Graden from programming prexy for MTV and MTV2 to prexy of entertainment, putting him in charge of creative content for the Viacom franchise across all platforms.
FCC chairman Michael Powell's no-show for a keynote address Wednesday morning at NATPE was emblematic of the crisis the organization is facing.
Channel 4 failed to make a profit in 2001 for the first time in just under a decade, after its advertising revenue fell by £38 million ($54 million).
Dawn Tarnofsky-Ostroff says her first mission as UPN Entertainment prexy will be to unify the weblet's wild programming mish-mosh into a more cohesive brand focused on attracting young men and women.
ABC's drama development picked up steam Wednesday with greenlights for a pair of pilots, while Fox made an early comedy commitment for fall 2002.
The international expansion of a most American form of entertainment -- pro wrestling -- was the most important aim of the World Wrestling Federation's trip to NATPE this week.