Fresh off a record-breaking Nielsen rating Sunday for "Murder in a Small Town," with Gene Wilder as an amateur sleuth, A&E will commission an original movie featuring fictional detective Nero Wolfe.
Cable TV movies swept the original longform category in the Writers Guild of America nominations for best writing, announced Wednesday, and took two out of three nods in the adapted group.
Chris Craft/United Television's WWOR New York and KCOP Los Angeles have picked up the Leeza Gibbons-hosted talker from Paramount Domestic TV for a fall start.
In addition to its new initiative to acquire exclusive video rights to independent films (Daily Variety, Jan. 13), Blockbuster has announced a deal with Showtime to offer for rent 24-36 features from…
NEW YORK — An agreement between China and the U.S. Electronic Retailing Assn. promises to turn the trickle of U.S. exports to China into a flood of direct sales. ERA president and CEO Elissa Myers…
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.