The WB is changing the name of its Castle Rock-produced ani comedy "The Downtowners," heading off a potential conflict with a similarly titled ani skein bowing on MTV next month.
Writer-producer Ann Donahue has inked a two-year production pact with NBC Studios that calls for her to exec produce the Peacock's new comedy "M.Y.O.B." from filmmaker Don Roos.
It's only rock 'n' roll, but suddenly NBC really likes it -- and that has execs at CBS doing a slow burn.
With contract renewal season in full swing, "Entertainment Tonight" reporters Lisa Canning, Chris Wragge and Mindy Burbano have been released from Paramount's long-running TV mag.
The Fox Network has grabbed three runs of Columbia Pictures' "Big Daddy" without having to buy the broadcast rights to five other theatricals it was not interested in.
KCOP, the UPN O&O in Los Angeles, will scrap its 7:30 p.m. nightly newscast within the next few weeks in preparation for the bow of UPN's new fall lineup.
Primetime TV will be grooving when UPN broadcasts the Source Hip-Hop Music Awards on Aug. 20.
A Delhi high court Wednesday barred two Indian cable operators from running films distributed by the Hollywood majors.
Angry at what it calls the grand schemes of Germany's giant pubcasters, the Assn. of Commercial Radio and Television (VPRT) has called for the partial privatization of the public webs.
A search committee has settled on former MediaOne exec Robert Sachs to become the National Cable Television Assn.'s next president.
Women's cabler Lifetime will pony up about $58 million for the cable rerun rights to the sitcom "Mad About You" for a four-year license term beginning in March 2002.