Former "Seinfeld" scribe-showrunners Alec Berg and Jeff Schaffer have landed a six-episode commitment from Fox Broadcasting for a new half-hour comedy that could be on the air as soon as March.
South African pay TV service M-Net, which boasts more than 1.1 million subscribers across Africa, has renewed its contract with 20th Century Fox, giving the channel exclusive broadcast access for the…
Saban Intl. is negotiating to team up with three European television heavyweights to co-produce the high-profile $24 million miniseries "Les Miserables" (Daily Variety, Sept. 1). The Victor Hugo…
Asian satcaster Star TV has fired the first shot in the war to dominate Hong Kong's broadcast field. The News Corp. subsidiary applied Thursday to the government for a license to provide digital pay…
MTV staple Tom Green is moving production of his popular cable show from Gotham to Los Angeles after MTV ordered another eight segs of shockshow "The Tom Green Show," with new episodes slated to air…
With exciting teams from top markets battling it out, playoff baseball continues to knock the Nielsen ball out of the park.
The WB is putting frosh ani laffer "Mission Hill" on hiatus after just two airings -- but the Frog net says it's not giving up on the toon.
New York-based new media company BNNTV.COM has opened a Los Angeles office to manage its West Coast television development and production operations.
Every Alan Freed legend involves one of three images: rock 'n' roll visionary, payola victim, broken man. NBC's attempt to penetrate those superficialities comes out mixed. For once there's more to…
Turner Broadcasting's TBS is crowing about the angelic 5.5 Nielsen rating in cable homes chalked up by the 1996 John Travolta hit "Michael" during its network TV premiere Sunday.
CBS has acquired the upcoming Marilyn Monroe novel "Blonde" by Joyce Carol Oates and made a commitment to a four-hour miniseries, beating out the feature departments at several major studios in the…