Hearst Prods. will produce an original weekly cable series based on the Hearst Magazine Group's House Beautiful for A&E, which is 37.5% owned by Hearst Broadcasting.
Dick Wolf and Studios USA Domestic TV are developing a syndie strip patterned after the tried-and-true "Law & Order" format.
Turner Broadcasting's TBS and TNT have locked up the exclusive first broadcast window to the New Line theatricals "Drop Dead Gorgeous" and "The Astronaut's Wife."
Lifetime's precedent-setting cablecast of ABC's "Once and Again," just three days after its network premiere, has generated mixed Nielsens.
With King World and NBC O&Os still playing hardball over "The Roseanne Show," week one of the national syndicated ratings season brought a scary 71% plunge in auds for the program in year-to-year…
King World's most recent addition to the gameshow genre, "Hollywood Squares," has been renewed through the 2003-2004 season by 22 stations, including the incumbent CBS O&Os.
Paul Reubens has signed to host Carsey-Werner's TV adaptation of the CD-ROM pop culture trivia game "You Don't Know Jack."
Comic Rachel Dratch is joining NBC's "Saturday Night Live" as a featured player.
Channel Four Intl. has pacted with Warner Bros. Television and Columbia TriStar Television to remake two Channel 4 series for the U.S. market.
After a disastrous second outing, NBC is expected to pull the plug on frosh laffer "The Mike O'Malley Show" within the next week.
In an effort to level the playing field with its cable rivals, DirecTV has engineered a deal with Fox that will allow the satcaster to add all 22 Fox O&O stations to its channel lineup in exchange…