CBS appeases its core older audience with its biggest star under contract in the adventure mystery "The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax," designed as a possible TV movie franchise. The telepic, based on the…
As a high-profile bill targeting showbiz violence was nearly waylaid Tuesday, academics urged the Senate Commerce Committee to adopt a proposal banning violent programming when kids are most likely…
Despite disappointing ratings for this season, ABC confirmed Tuesday that it will add just six new shows to its lineup next fall in a bet that stability -- and a handful of well-received returning…
Top TV production vets David E. Kelley, Steven Bochco and Dick Wolf have backed the right to take ethical risks in making an impact on auds -- even though Congress partly blames screen violence for…
NBC has informed the National Assn. of Broad-casters that it may exit the trade org as part of a companywide cost-cutting effort.
The no-longer fledgling WB Network on Tuesday officially took the wraps off a 1999-2000 sked that, while chiefly aimed at spreading the net's boffo success with youth-aimed dramas to five nights…
Phoenix Pictures and Nick Nolte’s Kingsgate Films have teamed to develop an HBO anthology series about selected Congressional Medal of Honor winners. Project is being developed as three hour-long…
The Fox Family Channel, battered in recent months by declining ratings, is negotiating to buy the rerun rights to "Ally McBeal."
Kids TV powerhouse Nickelodeon has begun to produce a slate of made-for-television movies, a new programming strategy for the cabler.
"Joan of Arc" has led CBS to victory in its big sweeps showdown Sunday vs. NBC's "Atomic Train" and ABC's "Double Platinum."
In what may be a first for network TV, CBS partially owns and is co-producing all six of the new series it has ordered for its fall schedule.