The Tuesday premiere of Eddie Murphy's "The PJs" has given Fox the same kind of warm and fuzzy Nielsens the "foamation" comedy delivered with its Sunday, Jan. 10, preview.
Pilot lights already burning for nets The networks are starting to greenlight a slew of pilots for fall. NBC has ordered a few comedy pilots from NBC Studios, in-cluding, “Mind Your Own Business”…
Major syndie distribs were bristling Wednesday at an offer from the Baltimore-based Sinclair TV station group to sell timeslots for new syndie skeins on 30-plus Sinclair outlets to the highest bidder.
In addition to its new initiative to acquire exclusive video rights to independent films (Daily Variety, Jan. 13), Blockbuster has announced a deal with Showtime to offer for rent 24-36 features from…
Fox has made no noise about stealing the WB netlet's linchpin teen drama "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" when the contract expires next year, but it could happen if the WB doesn't step up, 20th Century…
NEW YORK — An agreement between China and the U.S. Electronic Retailing Assn. promises to turn the trickle of U.S. exports to China into a flood of direct sales. ERA president and CEO Elissa Myers…
Barry Diller's USA Network has landed the exclusive broadcast window to four 1998 Universal theatricals, including "Out of Sight" and "Bride of Chucky."
Cable TV movies swept the original longform category in the Writers Guild of America nominations for best writing, announced Wednesday, and took two out of three nods in the adapted group.
Fox News Channel for the first time defeated archival MSNBC in average primetime households for the week of Jan. 4-10.
With NBC's "Providence" and Fox's "The PJs" shaping up as the first two potential hits of primetime's midseason, NBC has climbed back on top of the Nielsen standings for the Jan. 4-10 week, its first…
NBC and Turner Broadcasting's TNT and TBS could suffer dramatic erosion in viewership of their coverage of pro basketball following Michael Jordan's expected announcement today that he's officially…