Showtime, which has scored with weekly hourlong series like "The Outer Limits" and "Stargate: SG1," will shift over to half-hour shows, commissioning two sitcoms to premiere this July: "Rude…
Fox Broadcasting Co. has ordered 13 episodes of another animated comedy for midseason called "Family Guy," which was created, written, produced and animated by a young newcomer named Seth MacFarlane.
The wedding episode of CBS' "The Nanny" has marched to that series' highest Nielsens since Sept. 25, 1996, but the final firstrun airing of ABC's "Ellen" equaled that sitcom's second-lowest firstrun…
Just a week after picking up distribution rights to the DreamWorks/ABC sitcom "Spin City," Paramount Domestic TV has sold rerun rights to the show to UPN affils in the top three TV markets for a fall…
Film Roman has inked a deal with Claster Television to produce "The Mr. Potato Head Show" for the Fox Kids Network.
Magyar youngsters will soon be able to tune into a Hungarian language version of the Nickelodeon network after the U.S. kids channel sealed an exclusive programming deal last week with Central…
A&E has rejiggered its primetime schedule to guarantee that at 9 p.m. Monday through Friday it will program a fresh hourlong documentary for the 1998-99 season. The yearlong program investment for…
Edwin Baedor Bryant, a retired film editor, died of natural causes March 14 in Laguna Hills. He was 88.
Interviews of the "Seinfeld" cast have boosted "Dateline NBC" to its highest Tuesday rating in three months, putting NBC narrowly first in May 12 primetime Nielsen results, while Fox's reality…
NBC named Joel Cheatwood, who was involved with the Jerry Springer debacle at NBC's WMAQ-TV in Chicago, to the post of VP, daytime development for NBC.
Showtime has joined forces with NYT Television, a division of the New York Times, to produce five one-hour documentaries with subject matter supporting Showtime's summer lineup of original movies.