Italy's leading commercial TV player Mediaset has staged virtually a clean sweep of Sunday night's major Oscar winners, securing free-to-air broadcast rights to "American Beauty," "The Matrix" and…
Aside from Discovery Net's "Raising the Mammoth" -- the top-rated ad-supported basic cable program during first quarter 2000 -- all of the top 20 rated programs were episodes of Monday night World…
Advertiser-supported cable networks are zooming toward a record $5 billion upfront marketplace in 2000-01 -- a stunning 32% increase over last year's upfront.
E! Entertainment Television's flagship "Live Academy Awards Pre-Show," hosted by Joan and Melissa Rivers on Oscar night, ranks as the highest-rated show in the cable net's history, according to…
NBC, which was outbid by CBS three years ago for National Football League games, is moving back into what's being billed as pro football, courtesy of a multiyear deal it will announce today to carry…
Carsey-Werner has inked deals over the last two weeks with stations in 17 of the top 20 markets to hustle "That '70s Show" into off-net syndication.
Two days before "Wonderland" is set to premiere on ABC, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill is up in arms over the way the new primetime drama, set in a criminal psychiatric hospital, portrays…
By creating a show built around a symbiotic relationship between the forensic psychiatric department and the emergency room of a New York hospital, Peter Berg is able to draw upon a virtual gold mine…
Helmer Don Roos' single-cam laffer "M.Y.O.B.," originally planned as a midseason contender for NBC, will instead get a summer run.
In this ongoing series, Patricia Routledge plays private detective Hetty Wainthropp, who "Mystery!" host Diana Rigg informs us is "a no-nonsense Manchester matron." An unlikely and sometimes uneasy…
After a 15-year absence, Oscar-winner Geena Davis is set to return to series TV as the star of ABC's Touchstone Television-produced comedy pilot "Lost and Found."