Pro basketball has defied the experts by fast-breaking to solid increases over last season's ratings on NBC, and Turner's TNT and TBS.
Jamie Luner ("Melrose Place"), Flex Alexander ("Homeboys in Outer Space") and Joe Flanigan ("Sisters") have been cast in the WB pilot "The Force."
CBS' two-parter "Seasons of Love" is off to an uninspired start, winning its Sunday slot in homes, but with an older skew that kept it fourth for its 9-11 p.m. time period among adults 18-49.
King World Prods. has inked its first kidvid deal, a co-production with the Discovery Channel for an animated series dubbed "Doodlezoo." The show will blend animation and live-action wildlife footage.
Brazil's Globo has launched an international TV news service.
The new action series "Sons of Thunder" has rolled onto the CBS Saturday schedule with a flash of promise, topping all "Walker, Texas Ranger" adults 18-49 results in that 10-11 p.m. slot since Jan. 9.
In an effort to head off Congressional interference, broadcasters late last week reopened negotiations with satcasters over the rights to distribute network signals in urban and suburban areas.
The reinvention of Monica Lewinsky hit British TV last Thursday, when Channel 4's one-hour interview drew an average of 3 million viewers, a 15% share -- less than spectacular, given that C4 averages…
BBC World has commissioned Indian production companies to produce programming for its channel in India. India is the biggest market for BBC World outside Europe, and the net is making strong efforts…
Fox has picked up a Greenblatt Janollari Studio comedy pilot created by Carol Leifer and a Touchstone TV comedy pilot starring Jim Breuer ("Saturday Night Live").