Actor-director Forest Whitaker has inked his first TV development deal with Columbia TriStar TV, where he has two drama series projects in the works for ABC and Showtime.
Despite ribbing from CBS prexy Leslie Moonves, Fox Entertainment president Peter Roth said he has no misgivings about programming violent specials like "World's Scariest Police Chases."
The South African Broadcasting Corp. has admitted it inflated its viewer figures for its flagship channel, SABC3, by 32%, but said the error was not intentional.
Much to the Eye web's chagrin, a Feb. 20 CBS News "practice report" about the U.S. bombing Iraq could have been seen in as many as 2 million American homes.
In a deal tied to Fox Broadcasting Co.'s "Party of Five" renewal, the 22 Fox O&Os are expected to buy off-network reruns of the Columbia TriStar TV drama for a weekend syndication launch this fall.
"Entertainment Tonight" is heading into the February sweep with its strongest momentum in four years.
Officials at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences vehemently denied charges by the National Assn. of Broadcast Employees and Technicians that the Oscar telecast on March 23 would be manned…
Fox Sports Intl. (FSI) has inked an exclusive agreement to carry soccer game action from the highly regarded English FA Premier League on Fox Sports owned-and-operated cable and satellite services…
CBS cabler Eye on People will shine a spotlight on a variety of former Academy Award winners and nominees during "Hollywood Heavyweights Week," beginning March 16.
One of the worst-kept secrets in television history was that Michael Jackson contributed his voice to an episode of "The Simpsons" entitled "Stark Raving Dad," even though the credits identified him…