Showtime renewed its half-hour comedies series "Rude Awakening" and "Linc's" for a second season, Showtime programming chief Jerry Offsay said Wednesday.
In an arrangement that initiates second-phase digital dealings in Spain, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment has inked an exclusive 29-pic accord with Spanish digital platform Via Digital.
Soap vet Lisa Hesser is close to inking a deal to serve as exec producer of "Passions," the new NBC sudser launching this summer.
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.
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…
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.
Chris Craft/United Television's WWOR New York and KCOP Los Angeles have picked up the Leeza Gibbons-hosted talker from Paramount Domestic TV for a fall start.
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…
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…
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.