After flirting with a number of webs and syndie distribs in recent years, radio shrink Dr. Laura Schlessinger has inked a talkshow development deal with Paramount Domestic TV (Daily Variety, April 1).
Veteran "20/20" anchor Hugh Downs on Wednesday announced plans to ankle ABC and retire from a full-time role in the biz in September.
In its first test against aggressive firstrun competition, Fox's all-animation Tuesday lineup has fallen to fourth for the night in adults 18-49 with lowest-yet numbers.
Columbia TriStar TV Group has joined in battle with Disney/ABC over which company will succeed in creating the first cable network devoted to soap operas.
NBC has picked up 13 episodes of midseason reality skein "World's Most Amazing Videos."
There exists an undeniable safety in the knowledge that certain things will never happen. George Lucas will never require government assistance. McDonald's will never put a Filet O' Condor Sandwich…
Granada Entertainment USA has signed a partnership deal with NBC Studios for the pilot of a proposed hourlong series for early 2000 called "Small Beer."
Fox will bench the struggling drama "Millennium" for the summer months, filling its Friday 9-10 p.m. slot with reruns of the latenight sketch comedy series "Mad TV" as of June 4.
David E. Kelley will receive the 1999 Banff Television Festival's Astral Award of Excellence.
Asian satcaster Star TV is moving its satellite platform to AsiaSat 3S, a satellite launched March 21.
After months of negotiations, the rights to the Champion's League, the European football super league, have gone to a surprise contender: a women's channel called TM-3 that is 66% owned by Rupert…