In addition to looking for a co-anchor for Bryant Gumbel, CBS News execs are in the process of deciding another key element of their soon-to-be revamped morning show: its name.
Comedian Hal Sparks has been tapped the new host of the E! cabler staple "Talk Soup."
Late TV exec John A. Reisenbach is being honored with the establishment of a Manhattan charter school to open this fall in his name.
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America's Got Talent
America's Got Talent1Rating: 2.5 Share: 8 Viewers (Millions): 11.4 Network: NBC
Big Brother2Rating: 2.3 Share: 8 Viewers (Millions): 6.9 Network: CBS
Dancing With The Stars
Dancing With The Stars3Rating: 2.1 Share: 7 Viewers (Millions): 12.3 Network: ABC
Time Warner's TBS cable network and Columbia TriStar TV distribution have signed Erik Nelson as executive producer of "The New Ripley's Believe It or Not," which makes its debut on TBS in January.
The San Antonio Spurs and New York Knicks continue to sag in the statistical categories that mean the most to NBC.
DreamWorks will make all of its theatrical movies available to DirecTV for play in high-definition format starting later this year.
Studios USA has committed an estimated $3 million-$4 million to ink two-year, overall development deals with comedy writers Kari Lizer, Donald Todd and the team of Barbara Wallace and Thomas Wolfe.
German media heavyweights Kirch and Bertelsmann may soon be at war again on the digital front: Bertelsmann affiliate CLT/Ufa has just put in for a license for a bouquet of digital channels.
ABC has picked up "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher" for another year, locking in place a key part of the Alphabet web's latenight lineup until January 2001.
French paybox Canal Plus faces one of its biggest challenges to date with news that rival digital platform Television Par Satellite (TPS) is making a major play for French soccer rights -- one of the…