Universal TV has renewed its syndie titans "Hercules" and "Xena" through the 1999-2000 season with Tribune Broadcasting outlets and other stations covering 70% of U.S. TV households.
Unlike their American counterparts, there's nothing anorexic-looking about Egyptian femme TV presenters and newsreaders.
"Silk Stalkings," the USA Network series that is cable TV's longest-running original drama, has been picked up by USA for the back nine episodes on the 22-episode seasonal order.
With a captive audience of thousands of TV execs, Roseanne is sure to speak her mind at the January confab of the National Assn. of Television Program Executives in New Orleans.
Larry Jacobson, VP of Fox TV and executive VP and chief financial officer of the Fox Broadcasting Co., may, in the next few weeks, be promoted to president of the Fox Network, sources say.
Bela Bajaria has been named manager of movies and miniseries at Warner Bros. TV, reporting to Gregg Maday, senior VP of movies and minis.
Thesp-turned-writer/director John Stockwell --- who recently scripted "Breast Men" for HBO --- has inked a deal to write and direct "The Cheating Scandal" for HBO/NYC.
Modern Times Group (MTG) has signed an agreement with 20th Century Fox Television Intl. that gives it exclusive rights to all Fox film and TV product in the Baltic States.
UPN's season debut Monday fell 15% below last year's Monday premiere, which was artificially inflated in some markets because the Democratic National Convention on the Big 3 provided so little…
ITV, which in 1993 launched the critically acclaimed TV series "Cracker," has purchased the British rights to the Granada-Kushner Locke version of the show, due to debut on ABC this fall.
NBC has extended its dominance of the summer primetime Nielsens with an Aug. 18-24 victory that's the Peacock's easiest in nine weeks.