As the 2002 Intl. Toy Fair gets under way in New York this week, Fox Licensing and Merchandising is preparing new products related to Fox Broadcasting's long-running hit toon laffer "The Simpsons."
Kids' WB! has booked five of its most successful shows for another season.
Patriotism was out in full force Friday night, as NBC set Olympics ratings records with its opening-night ceremonies from Salt Lake City. Turnout then came back down to Earth a bit on Saturday, but…
Brendan Fraser has wrapped up a deal to guest star in two episodes of NBC's "Scrubs."
ABC will revamp its Monday sked on March 4, adding a new hourlong comedy block while eliminating the celeb edition of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire."
"Undeclared" creator Judd Apatow will create another series for Fox, while CBS has ordered a pilot presentation for a one hour dramedy from scribe-thesp Hugh Laurie.
In Demand, the dominant pay-per-view distributor of movies and events in the U.S., has opened the door to more offbeat movies by creating two specialized channels.
SMG TV Prods. has inked a licensing deal with Crown Media's Hallmark Channel for the back catalog of veteran Brit policer "Taggart."
Christina Brown has been named VP, finance, at Columbia TriStar Intl. Television (CTIT), with new responsibility for all finance activities of the division's production and distribution operations.
Jeff Rake is going from "The Street" to the Secret Service for Fox, while helmer Gary Fleder ("Don't Say a Word") has signed to direct the Studio USA drama "Rush" for CBS.
Call it the Frog's five-year plan: The WB is asking studios to accept a new extended license fee agreement if they want their fall pilots picked up by the net.