This simplistic but enchanting TNT Original Western asks the burning question, "Do gunslingers go to heaven?" Answer: Not if they have long hair, facial stubble and a tendency to swear, ruling out…
Tracey Ullman's Emmy-winning HBO series "Tracey Takes On" has been bought for U.K. broadcast by Sky Movies to screen on its premium film channel Sky Premier.
Lions Gate Films has concluded a pay TV output deal with Home Box Office under which the cable net will get exclusive pay TV rights to all of Lions Gate's pics for the next three years.
The fact that "Providence" isn't quite as absurd as it sounds on paper is a credit to its creator/executive producer John Masius (of "St. Elsewhere" fame) and to the performance of "NYPD Blue" alum…
UPN mulls No. 2 to Valentine Some executive changes may be in the works at UPN. Sources say the netlet is considering bringing in a new, high-ranking exec to oversee such areas as affiliate…
In a deal that could well total more than $150 million, TNT has bought the exclusive, off-networks cable rights to "Law & Order," one of the steadiest and highest rated off-net series for A&E and…
Satellite platform DirecTV Japan's number of enlisted subscribers reached 231,000 by the end of 1998 as price cuts and other special deals helped push up the sub numbers for December.
The WB netlet has greenlit its first pilot for the fall schedule, a timely ensemble drama from producer Dick Wolf about young Washington, D.C., staffers.
SPECIAL REPORTIt was a comeback year for Viacom chairman Sumner Redstone, who has seen success in both operations at the entertainment conglom and in corporate maneuvering. Not surprisingly, Viacom's…
New Line Cinema has inked a deal with DirecTV to offer high-definition digital TV versions of its theatrical titles for the satcaster's pay-per-view channels.