Moonstone Entertainment, the company behind Robert Altman's "Cookie's Fortune" and Alan Rudolph's "Afterglow," is moving into the television biz.
USA Networks has signed a series development deal with Michael Lansbury, whose experience encompasses everything from "The Simpsons" and "Married ... With Children" to "Dream On" and "The Pretender."
Time Warner Cable is getting out of France. Time Warner has sold its Gallic cable operations to Dutch group United Pan Europe Communications (UPC) for $71 million.
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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
Zee TV is reported to be in discussions with French paybox Canal Plus for a joint venture to launch a 100-channel direct-to-home platform later this year.
ABC has halted talks with its affiliate board on a wide-reaching plan to defray the web's "Monday Night Football" tab and restructure key elements of the overall net-affil relationship.
In a star-studded gala at the Palace of Culture and Science, E! Entertainment last week launched its Polish-style showbiz channel.
Rupert Murdoch's Star TV has scored a news coup. For two months the Indian police have failed to ferret out Dara Singh, a fugitive accused in the slayings of Australian missionary Graham Stuart…
Sean Patrick Flanery ("Young Indiana Jones Chronicles"), Joe Viterelli ("Analyze This") and Guy Torry ("American History X") have been cast in the UPN pilot "The Strip" from Warner Bros. TV and Joel…
Kathy McCormick has inked a two-year overall deal with Studios USA worth about $2 million.
Go take on the daytime TV audience: Radio shrink Dr. Laura Schlessinger is close to inking a syndie talkshow deal with Paramount Domestic TV.