Fox has sealed a talent development deal with thesp Eddie McClintock, who was recently cast in Steven Soderbergh's tentatively titled "How To Survive a Hotel Room Fire."
The Peacock is perched high above its network rivals in the early going this season, but there's also lots of flapping going on over at the weblets.
As part of the "Inside the Actors Studio" anniversary special, James Lipton will parody his reputation as the egotistical, pompous host of Bravo's successful weekly series.
MTV has engineered a major programming first, picking up the canceled "Making the Band" from ABC and keeping the show in production as the linchpin of its Friday primetime schedule.
The Hallmark Channel has scheduled the U.S. TV premiere of theatrical pic "Walking Across Egypt," a family drama with Ellen Burstyn and Jonathan Taylor Thomas. The movie runs at 8 p.m. Nov. 3.
"Martha Stewart Living," a daily syndicated series distributed by King World Prods., has been renewed on TV stations repping coverage of 60% of the country for the 2002-03 TV season.
Scribe Nancy Miller and producer Gary Randall -- the team behind Lifetime's successful drama skein "Any Day Now" -- have inked a seven-figure, multiyear overall deal with Studios USA Television.
Venevision Intl. and Spanish TV production company Nostromo Producciones have formed a joint venture, Nostromo America, to create, market, buy and produce Spanish and Portuguese-lingo formats…
England's soccer team qualified for the 2002 World Cup Saturday, prompting fresh talks between event rights holders the Kirch Group and U.K. broadcasters ITV and BBC, who have yet to agree on a deal…
Gallic broadcaster France 2 and German pubcaster ZDF have joined an international team co-producing six TV movies adapted from Mary Higgins Clark novels.
National Geographic Television has pacted with Munich-based Telcast for the distribution of footage from its film library.
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