Frustrated by capacity limitations at cable systems, femme-skewed Hispanic cabler Gems is going after lease agreements with low-powered broadcasters.
With more people at home to watch TV, "Donny & Marie" and other fledgling syndie yakkers enjoyed a Nielsen bounce during the Christmas-New Year's holiday period, according to Nielsen's syndie ratings…
In his first appearance before the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena, Scott Sassa outlined his vision for NBC, which includes "more traditional families" and "less emphasis on sex.
CNN talkmeister Larry King will interview Bill Maher and Martin Short during the Jan. 25 opening general sesh of the National Assn. of TV Program Executives sales confab in New Orleans.
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.
Pilot lights already burning for nets The networks are starting to greenlight a slew of pilots for fall. NBC has ordered a few comedy pilots from NBC Studios, in-cluding, “Mind Your Own Business”…
Barry Diller's USA Network has landed the exclusive broadcast window to four 1998 Universal theatricals, including "Out of Sight" and "Bride of Chucky."
Give the Mouse House credit for bringing a little emotional heft to the Sunday-7 p.m. family block with this stark and surprisingly vivid rendering of the events leading up to the notorious 1965…
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…