With NATPE days away, one newcomer in the Big Easy will make a run at the big boys. Filmtown Entertainment, whose indie production company produced the features "State and Main" and "Red Letters,"…
Broadway musicals are about to join championship boxing, wrestling extravaganzas and theatrical movies as marquee attractions to lure TV viewers into shelling out more money for pay-per-view.
In the latest sign that the WB is dead serious about increasing its primetime yuk quotient, the Frog net has given a 13-episode on-air commitment to a half-hour laffer from veteran "Friends" scribe…
The announcement of a TV miniseries about the life of the pope has caused a stir in Italy.
MTV has promoted Brian Graden to president of programming, citing his role in orchestrating the network's eye-opening ratings growth over the last two years.
Barely a year after announcing he has Parkinson's disease, thesp Michael J. Fox has decided to ankle ABC's "Spin City" at the end of the season -- a move which likely means the end of the laffer in…
Universal will be ringing in NATPE next week with a new relationship show that takes dating to the next level.
While gavelers and gameshows populate the NATPE floor, Buena Vista is going mental, reaching a distribution deal with Chris-Craft/United TV for upcoming syndie series "Housecalls."
Mercury Entertainment has struck a deal with Paramount to distribute upcoming actioner "Queen of Swords." As NATPE draws closer, Mercury has cleared the series in more than 55% of the country in a…
"Frontline's" harrowing look at what led a 15-year-old Oregon boy to murder his parents and then open fire on his fellow students in 1998 should be required viewing for anyone concerned about raising…
DirecTV and EchoStar together now control 12.5% of the subscription television market and are poised to gain even greater market share now that they may offer local TV channels, according to an FCC…